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: windows 7 explorer not responding

19 Oct 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Well Layback Bear, thanks again.
Sorry about the Orb, because I really did not know it!
But let me tell you: I just used it and got the following message:
Windows Explorer (Not responding)
So it seems that no matter what you do, the Windows Explorer is not working.
But I told you: I donwloaded FileSearchEX Software. It works perfectly.
When I use the search, I mostly use the name I gave the file. Mostly, I gave the name in spanish, like "cartaXXX", but the root for that document is always "doc" if you use WORD or "docx" if you use WORD 2007 or 2010. So, if I search "carta para IVSS", I usually write "cart*.doc" and voilá: WE searchs for all the Microsoft Office files beginning by "cart".
I will try to use the tools you just gave me. I like to read!
And if you are running out of ideas, there is allways the tool to install Windows again.

The problem is the following: We did not solve the problem or inconvinient. Should we leave it UNSOLVED?
Once again, Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2012   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Yes leave it unsolved there/their will be others that can give some ideas.
I have put a request in for more help and ideas. After a lot of infections sometimes you have to do a clean install to get it back the way it should be.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2012   #23

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

hello rllavane,

Try the MS Fixit for Explorer. I'll see if there is any information specific to the virus you reported. Sometimes one of the AV vendors has a tool to fix and clean. These tools tend to be more powerful than AV applications because they are tailored to address only one virus. I'll post any useful information that I find.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Oct 2012   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Thank you Slartybart!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2012   #25

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

I could not locate a removal tool specific to WIN32/Injector.gen!CF

Here are two other AV tools that you might consider running

Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller (TDSSKiller - la herramienta contra-rootkit) and
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2011(Kaspersky only provides a page in English)
---> Note: There is no support for this tool. You basically download it and run it on your machine. the download is self-inclusive.

Both are stand alone applications - they do not provide real-time protection.

edit: You're most welcome Layback, I hope we can help rllavane resolve this.

good luck,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rllavane View Post
I run the ESET Free Online Virus Scanner for almost 5 hours on my PC. It found 10 threats and erased them.
I would run ESET again to ensure it now reports your machine as clean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2012   #27

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

rllavane: I'm curious, have you been using Windows 7 very long? Search changed back in Vista and I only recently figured out how it works. Search would not find a file that I could see in my explorer window.

Search is more powerful now, but it also has different syntax. The old way of searching that I was used to using never worked well for me. Bill*.doc seemed to be useless. Then I began to understand search filters.

Try typing this in the explorer search box:
carta kind:docs

Search does partial matches on carta, so anything with carta in the filename will be found
kind:docs tells search that you are only looking for documents (default=any MS Office documents)

You might also consider ticking the "Use Natural language search" option box in folder options. i think this does a better job if you are used to the old wildcard*.filetype searching.

Results also depend on which search box you start with (Start Menu, Explorer, WinKey+F). I still have a learning curve with regards to Search and Indexing. This all seems to come from changes MS has made over the years to improve search.

I thought I'd offer some information on searching after reading how you use search in post# 21. That description reminded me of my difficulty, not too long ago, with searching.

Is Windows explorer still not responding when you search?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 windows 7 explorer not responding

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Explorer not responding
Everything was fine until two days ago. It started when I was trying to make a video in windows movie maker. It kept becoming unresponsive, and started to crash every time I tried to use it. The computer shut down and started itself up again. Since then, sometimes when I try to do certain...
General Discussion
Windows explorer not responding
I had this pblm of windows explorer not responding 1year back wenever i try to open a folder containing videos.. Then i formatted windows and installed windows 7 again it was working fine but suddenly from 3 or4 days back i am experiencing d same pblm wen i copied some video files from my frnd.. I...
General Discussion
Windows Explorer is not responding
Hi to all *im new in this forum and i didn't know where to put this cayne of error so i deside to put it in crashes and debugging. My pc performance: -Windows 7 Professional service pack 1 -Processor:-> Core2Duo E8200 2.66ghz -RAM :2gb -VGA : Nvidia/GeForce 1gb -Internet Explorer...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows Explorer Not Responding
I don't know if this is the correct forum to post in but w/e. Every time I start one of my PC games, this error occurs. It seems to happen when my computer re sizes the screen. The biggest problem is that it lags my computer very badly and the error message may take up to 10 minutes to pop...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows explorer not responding
Hi all, Since upgrading to windows 7 I am increasingly getting an error that the windows explorer is not responding, please help. Anyone know the cause?
BSOD Help and Support

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 05:13.
Twitter Facebook Google+