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Windows 7: Windows Explorer hangs trying to show computer resources

23 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Windows Explorer hangs trying to show computer resources

Hello all
Windows Explorer no longer shows computer resources on my Windows 7. When I open "Computer" the green bar keeps growing very slowly and no content is shown. I've already tried to clean all temporary files and reboot many times. There are many issues on Google about this but I couldn't find anything useful for me.
Further, it sometimes happens that when I open a single folder I can see its content but the other (sub)folders are not shown on the left tree.

(see example here)

Can anyone give a good tip to figure out the problem?

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23 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them
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24 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Thank you for replying Andrew
I run SFC /scannow and it reported that some corrupted files were found and restored. But:
1. The problems with Explorer have not been solved
2. I tried to restart the PC and run SFC /SCANNOW 2 other times and everytime it ended with same result (some corrupted file found and restored) but anything has been fixex, actually.

Futhermore, Explorer is becoming more and more unresponsive: I can clic on single folder(s) and see the content, but cliclick on the "computer" icon always takes it to hang on an endless green bar and no content is shown; also, clicking on a folder on the folder tree often doesn't open the tree, only show the content of the selected folder.

In short, I can reach every folder (except than "computer") but I have to write its path directly while browsing is becoming practically impossible.
The issues are not user dependant, no matter which user is logged, all are affected, included the administrator(s).

Looks like Windows is too much corrupted somewhere and that the only solution is reinstalling everything. Since the number of programs installed this would be my very last choice, but I've already tried everything
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24 Jul 2014   #4
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

I would read this tutorial first. : Repair Install
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28 Jul 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64

Hello again and sorry for the late reply.
I tried to make a repair install as described on the link provided, but problem are still there, nothing is changed
And I honestly surprised of this. Anyway, since nothing tried has did the trick I'm going to make a clean reinstall of Windows. Thanks for your support.
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28 Jul 2014   #6
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

If you do the Clean Reinstall.. use the links provided and do each step carefully and with thought.. too many times the tutorial is rushed and not done properly : Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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28 Jul 2014   #7

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

Check your HDD for errors.

If it is dying, a new OS install probably won't last very long anyway.
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