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Windows 7: explorer hangs up after entering folder with wave-files

16 Oct 2009   #41
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subchild View Post
I don't have the sound card driver installed yet, but I'll try changing the folder properties. I also don't think that sata drivers matter as I'm experiencing the same behavior on the internal sata drives AND on the external sata drive which uses a SIIG pci card.

I do like everything else about Windows 7, but this issue makes it impossible for me to use it. I'm going back to XP.
After reading your updates, it seems it really is the files themselves.

There are some wavs in the windows folder.
Make a new folder in the same tree as the problematic folder and copy the wavs from the windows folder into it.

See what happens.

We have to rule out the obvious.

Good luck


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16 Oct 2009   #42
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Another idea, which might be stupid (and I am at my XP machine, I can't even check, but here it goes): instead of changing the folder property, what about changing the standard program that opens the .wav files (I think it is Media Player). If some audio driver is messed up, could that generate the delay?
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16 Oct 2009   #43
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Another idea, which might be stupid (and I am at my XP machine, I can't even check, but here it goes): instead of changing the folder property, what about changing the standard program that opens the .wav files (I think it is Media Player). If some audio driver is messed up, could that generate the delay?
Possible.

Or Mediacenter.
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16 Oct 2009   #44
subchild

Windows 7
 
 

Few more updates. I copied the folder to a WD drive and got the same error. Then I connected that drive to my laptop (running Vista - again, no problems), then deleted all files but a random one. Hooked it back up to the machine running W7 and same problem. With the single wav file!

I'll try the suggestions above. Thanks. At this point, I don't really care if it ends up working or not, but I just NEED to know what the root problem is.
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19 Oct 2009   #45
subchild

Windows 7
 
 

Quick update on this. I believe the problem is specific to some wav files, but they work fine on XP and its possible that W7's "discovering" is what corrupted them. In any case, I downloaded xplorer2 and am able to browse that directory that way.
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05 Nov 2009   #46
thisisvybe

Windows 7
 
 

I am having the same problems been doing research for 3 days now and have come up with nothing.

Already tired reinstalling windows 7 and that didnt fix it

Im having the same exact problem as both of these users where a folder with wav files jumps my cpu to 100%, and at times it can be random files i downloaded from the net. Im really getting desperate at this point I really need to get this PC working in top notch shape since its for my business. This problem started when I installed windows 7 and Ive been trying for 3 days now to fix it
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05 Nov 2009   #47
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

rename that folder and report to Micro$oft.
Sorry, there's really not much besides that what you can do.
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05 Nov 2009   #48
thisisvybe

Windows 7
 
 

I already renamed it and it had no effect

This sucks
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06 Nov 2009   #49
subchild

Windows 7
 
 

Download xplorer2 (xplorer˛ Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement)), go into that folder and try to play each of the files (in Windows Media Player). My guess is that some won't play but that shouldn't freeze your PC. You can then move the "bad" files into a separate folder using xplorer 2.

I then went back into XP, opened each of the "bad" wav files in an editor (Sound Forge), added a second of silence to the end and re-saved them. This made some of them work in W7, but not all.

My concern is that W7 itself corrupted some of those wavs. But the workaround(s) above helped.
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05 May 2010   #50
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

They created a Hotfix (KB976417) regarding this issue, but sadly it doesn't fix the problem for me.
Anyone with more success?

Link to the error-thread: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when you open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
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