Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: When I explore a HD in my computer = randomly open one

21 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Professional
When I explore a HD in my computer = randomly open one


Please excuse my english. I've just realized a strange bug, when I open "My computer" or just "Computer" in vista/w7, when I double click or when I right click and then choose "open", it, most of the times, opens two instances of this hard drive. For instance, if I double click on the c: drive, it opens two identical windows with the content of C:

I've included the psr file, you can see that it opens two instances of the windows. Just unzip the file and open it and you'll see the problem....

Anyone has this problem?


Attached Files
File Type: zip (1.21 MB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

have you made any shortcut items and put them somewhere?

Have you moved any special folders like your downloads, oic, doc, etc?

did it alway do this?

Run a system file checker (in search type cmd, then sfc /scannow)

Do you have a backup to restore?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Run a system file checker (in search type cmd, then sfc /scannow)
Surprinsgly, this solved the problem!! Now it doesn't even open it in a new window, it opens it in the same one...
Thanks a lot, much appreciated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 When I explore a HD in my computer = randomly open one

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Open programs minimizing randomly
Hi Guys, One of our Windows 7 64bit machines is randomly minimizing open programs. I've not encountered this before and the Google search results come up with solutions for games only. I'll give and example; I'm updating flash at present and it has, without my intervention, minimized itself...
General Discussion
Google Chrome Keeps The RAM Up When I Open After I Open The Computer
So Guys, Uhm, Google Chrome Keeps The Ram Up To 100% Up When I Open it For The first time i mean after i boot up the computer then when i start up the google chrome browser the RAM Gauge it's being Up.. I Don't Why?! Can you Help Me .. ...,, Advance Thanks To all Who Will Help ;) :D
Browsers & Mail
My Computer right mouse click menu - explore function
hey guys first of all I want to wish any of you a merry christmas and a happy new year, may luck be brought to you for the year 2011 (and all the years that might follow). Anyway, what I was wondering is if there is any possibility to add the "Explore"-function when browsing the menu that...
General Discussion
CD Drive randomly Open
When ever i wake my PC up from Sleep for some reason my CD drive always opens :S Lately it has been making a wired sound. It sound just like it does when i insert the CD and it laoding, however no CD is in the drive
Hardware & Devices
System Randomly Tries To Open Outlook (or Default Mail)
This has just started to happen (over the last week)... After I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate, alot of the time I was on the Internet, a box appeared saying that it couldn't open the default mail client. After I installed Office 2010 CTP Beta, instead of getting the box saying that...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+