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Windows 7: Explorer.exe 25% - cannot access folders

27 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Explorer.exe 25% - cannot access folders

After startup computer runs fine then suddenly access to files and programs stops. Have narrowed it to explorer.exe which runs at 25% when it should be idle. Sometimes it happens quite quickly and sometimes after more than an hour.

Logging off and logging back on cures the problem until it happens again but ending Explorer.exe in Task Manager and running it again doesn't help. This happens on both accounts on the computer.

Have run full scans with Macafee have restored the computer back as far as I can and reinstalled updates; RegCurePro doesn't seem to find anything either. I have also reinstalled my browser: Chrome

Have seen other similar posts - one referred to ini files which I didn't try but can't find it now.

A couple of months ago I had the "Your Windows is not genuine" problem but that seemed to vanish after a time.

Seen several posts with similar problems but 'solutions' don't seem to work.

Thanks if you can help

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27 Apr 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What had you done about the "Your Windows is not genuine". If you did not fix that, your system may be degraded because without a valid product key it will only run correctly for 30 days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

My windows is genuine - it was preinstalled on the computer purchased. I assumed it was a virus scam and that my anti-virus had dealt with it.
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27 Apr 2015   #4
Layback Bear

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

Another possible problem. From post #1

RegCurePro doesn't seem to find anything either. I have also reinstalled my browser: Chrome
RegCurePro could of cause all your problems.

I would recommend removing RegCurePro and do a Repair Install using this tutorial by Brink.

Repair Install

Please read.

How safe is RegCure Pro? - Microsoft Community
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks for that. I have always resisted these 'cure' programs before but a solution for the "Windows is not genuine" problem suggested it. Probably from the publishers!!!! I was stupidly misled by the "Microsoft Partner" description!!!
I'll have a go.
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