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Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

Question: Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

I have been trying to back up my data onto DVDs and I have tried using Nero9 and Roxio 10 and in each case the DVD burns fine, but each time I try to read it in Windows Explorer, although it lists all the data that is burned on the disk, it freezes and will not open any file type, or folder on the burned data dvd.. help!?!??!!

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

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Answer: Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

If there is a "Firmware" update for that dvd drive, I would update the firmware .

If it is a store bought PC, Make and model of PC

If it is a custom built PC, Make and model of DVD drive.

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I have been trying to back up my data onto DVDs and I have tried using Nero9 and Roxio 10 and in each case the DVD burns fine, but each time I try to read it in Windows Explorer, although it lists all the data that is burned on the disk, it freezes and will not open any file type, or folder on the burned data dvd.. help!?!??!!

Answer:Windows XP does not read a burned DVD-RW disc without freezing in Windows Explorer

I'm not sure about how to fix this, but my advice would be not to use re-writeable discs anyway, especially as backups, I've found them problematic in the past.

I suggest using DVDR's (+ or - doesn't matter), ok they are only writeable once but they are more stable and they're a lot cheaper anyway (I buy 100 for ?15), and also you might consider an external HD for backing up.

In my experience RW discs are more hassle then they're worth

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Hi,Many years ago I burned a CDR disc and have re-discovered it but cannot read from it on any of the CD machines I have. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that it was burned on a writer whose code or firmware is not recognised? The disc was written in 1991 on a CD writer (unknown make) attached to Tiny 300Mhz PC. Ancient I know but the CD does have some sentimental items on it! Can anyone help?Thanks

Answer:Cannot read from burned disc

ISOBuster may be able to help...click here

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467, The DVD/RW drive is a Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Device and it will not read blank CD's or Cd's that have been burnt. It will read everything else what do I do?
 

Answer:DVD/RW drive won't read blank cds and burned disc

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So even though i had had windows 8 in a computer for about almost 3 years i never actually tried putting a cd i burned in windows 7.

I mostly use my windows 7 computers so i hardly mess around with windows 8 too much other than occasionally browsing and doing documents on the windows 8 machines.

I burned a data cd ( kind of like a usb stick but in cd format) in my windows 7 laptop, but my windows 8 computers won't read them. I can hear the dvd drive spinning as if its trying to read the disk but i don't get a pop up like windows 7 where it prompts me to view contents of cd.

I have windows xp and windows 7 laptops and they ALL read the cds just fine. It seems its just windows 8 that is having an issue. I just tried loading the cd in a laptop that has linux ( lxle) and it read the disk just fine

my windows are a varition of the following:
xp pro SP3 32 bit
7 32 bit pro
7 64 bit ultimate
7 64 bit home premium

The windows 8 machine that is having issues reading the disc has windows 8.1 64 bit pro

I think i read somewhere where windows 8 doesn't have software right out of the box to read dvd movies and cd's ( data or audio?) , however i played a DVD with vlc just just fine on windows 8 but never tried loading a data cd.
 

Answer:Burned A Cd In Windows 7 But Win8 Cannot Read It

In Windows 8/8.1, go to Control Panel -> Autoplay and set things up from there for the various media and check mark Use autoplay for all media and devices.
 

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Burned two CD R's on two different Win 2000 machines using two different programs - Nero Express on one and Easy CD Creator on another. Don't know the versions of those programs.

Took the two different CDs to 4 different Win XP machines and they could not be read. Windows would freeze and and the machines would hard crash.

I'm thinking the versions of software on the older machines are the problem but can't find any info on this anywhere.

Thanks

Answer:XP wont read a CD burned in Windows 2000

Tried any other burned CDs to see if they worked?

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Hi, i have a problem i need serious help with!!!

I just bought a new computer and so i did the typical backup stuff from the old one to transfer to the new right?.... well, I burned all my wife's and my pictures onto cds (using newest version of nero) and the burn processes seemed to go fine on the old computer. (it said process complete, verified burned contets, etc,etc)

I stick the back up discs with the pics into the new comp. I open the pics folder on the disc, and anytime i try to do anything with some of the pic files (wether it be view them, copy/paste, import, anything) it locks up and crashes windows explorer.

Stranger thing is, it is doing it on my other computer that i had made the backups with now too!!!!! it is XP SP3 and my new one is Vista 64bit SP1.

Whenever i try to import the files (pics) some of them copy onto the new comp.... but there is no commonality between the ones that do, and the ones that dont...

Is it possible that they didnt burn properly and are now corrupted files?? and now i just lost half my pictures!!! OMG we will be upset (specially the wife!)

If anyone can possibly help that would be awsome!!!
Thanks for your time!
 

Answer:Pics burned onto cd as backup cause windows explorer to crash!!!! HELP!!

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This started happening three days ago, and happens about once every day, and now, once every few hours.

After a certain amount of time, many programs will suddenly freeze, crash, fail to show a window, etc. For example, explorer.exe will become nonresponsive, internet explorer will crash, and when restarted, will lock up and become nonresponsive, windows media player will not produce a window (although wmplayer.exe is launched), and system restore will not display a window (although rstrui.exe is launched). Before the first occurrence, the programs work fine; however, after they experience that problem once, they continue to experience the problem. Also, they seem to be somehow linked; for example, if internet explorer crashes and fails to display windows properly/becomes nonresponsive, trying to use Windows media player later will not work either. I should also note that nothing is hogging the CPU during this time. However, some programs are completely unaffected. For example, Firefox 3.5.5 works completely fine, Office 2007 works fine, Process explorer works fine, along with most of my non-Windows programs. What I’m starting to guess is that there is some problem with my graphics related to parts of the operating system and programs close to it, but I’m not sure.

Most of the time, simply restarting the computer doesn’t solve the problem. I system restore to provide a temporary fix by going into Safe Mode and starting system restore from there... Read more

Answer:Internet explorer, Windows explorer, Windows media player, etc. freezing/crashing

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when i put in windows 7 disc the drive does not recoknise it

Answer:windows disc will not read

You have to change your boot order in BIOS

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/20...ty-change.html

For both Vista and Seven

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I have been trying unsuccessfully for a week now to install modem drivers on my friends old PC running Windows 98. First I tried putting them on floppy disk with no success so I burned the driver I downloaded from driverguide.com onto a CD Rom using Nero Express as a data disk. The Win 98 PC will read and open the Win 98 disk and also the Walmart internet disk, but won't read the one I and a friend both burned using Win XP Pro on 2 separate computers. It gives this error mesasage: Not ready reading drive d:\ and gives the choice Retry or Cancel.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I would love to get my friend onlin and the modem driver ham412win9x.zip is unaccessable given the current situation.
Best regards,
ku4gw
 

Answer:Why won' Win98 read my burned CD's burned on Win XP Pro?

You didn't burn it using InCD by chance? If you did, you will need to put either InCD or a UDF reader driver such as this.
 

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Hello everyone out there. When I insert a dvd disc in my Sony AW-G170 DVDRW drive it shows a CD Drive (empty) in my computer. However, if i use tools such as ISobuster, it shows me the disc with the data on it.

Additinoal Info:

Windows XP SP3
RAM:768 Mb DDR1
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.0 Ghz
DVD Region currently set on sony drive is Region 1

..Waiting for any of your suggestions....
 

Answer:DVD Disc read as CD Drive in Windows

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Hello, I need some help with Windows cant read the disc in drive E:\ in Windows 7 I'm trying to burn a files to my CD and but all I'm getting is Windows cant read the disc in drive E:\ Make sure that the disc uses a format that Windows recognizes, If the disc is unformatted, you need to format it before using it.

It was working last week.

Thanks,

Peter.

Answer:Windows cant read the disc in drive E:\

It can't read the disc you're trying to read from or it can't read the disc you're trying to burn to? Do you have two optical drives or just one?

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I have a problem with my DVD+-RW drive.
It dose not recognise blank discs, but can read data discs.

Computer Specs:
Summary Operating System MS Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2 CPU Intel Pentium E2140 @ 1.60GHz 42 ?C Conroe 65nm Technology RAM 1.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard Dell Inc. 0RY007 (Socket 775) 40 ?C Graphics DELL SE197FP ([email protected]) Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family Hard Drives 156GB Hitachi Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 ATA Device (SATA) 37 ?C Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N ATA Device Audio Realtek High Definition Audio Operating System MS Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2 Installation Date: 08 October 2007, 20:27
I have previously used this drive to burn discs and it used to work fine. I can read all discs I have burned.
When I put in a blank disc I always get the message:
Windows cannot read the disc in drive E:\
I have tried various discs, both CD-R and DVD and all cannot be read:
CD-R 1x-52x 700MB 80 min
DVD-R 1-16 SPEED 4.7GB

But it will read previously burned data files using these discs.

Any advice will be much appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Windows cannot read the disc in drive E:\

I posted this problem 5 days ago, I'm suprised no one has replied.

I did hava a 'Windows Recovery' malware a few months ago. This malware hijacked some of my computer setting and hid most of my files. I managed to remove it via a previous post. I was wondering if this may have caused my drive to stop recognising blank discs to burn data. Could there be a fault in the drive registry???

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After placing a blank CD or DVD in the CD/DVD Drive I receive a pop up window this the above message.I have tried three different CD's from different brands and three DVD's from different brands and the messageappears on each. Lenovo support has sent a replacement DVD drive, but the problem persists.Any ideas

Answer:Windows can't read the disc in drive D:\

Are you trying to burn with the default Windows disc burning utility?

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hi , i have a Proper version CD of XP Pro and everytime i restart i put the CD in .. it boots it up but doesnt read anything on the CD whats wrong my CD-Drive.. its a Pioneer 109... it boots just a scratch on the cd that does not allow the computer to read it... so what should i do ( my drivers r up to date )

Answer:Windows pc wont read the XP Pro disc why is this?

press f1, f2, del, etc... to enter the bios when you boot up the computer... once there, look for "boot order, or bood priority" then have the cd drive boot before the hard drive...

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I have tried a few different discs. both dvd as well as cd. It keeps coming up with a message saying that Windows can't read the disc at all. I have checked the device manager and it shows no problems at all with the device itself. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers just in case as well. Windows found the device no problem and reinstalled them. I have gone into the registry editor and looked for the lowfilter and highfilter values to see if that was the issue. there were several things listed under the registry value for the dvd+-r/rw 0000,0001 etc and the last section being properties. when I clicked on properties however it came up with a message saying that I could not view it because it was corrupted. I am unsure how to fix that issue, nor do I know what could of caused it. I tried the fix it tool I found on the microsoft website for dvd issues, however it didn't detect any problems. any ideas on where to go from here would be much appreciated.

Answer:windows can't read the disc in drive d:\

were those empty disks? What was on those disks, what did write them?

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hi all. I just formatted my hdd. i had a hacker and my whole system was comprimised-according to yahoo customer support. my email was hacked, we had a talk. he wasn't giving me bs. anyway, i formatted my hdd, the original hd that came with the computer. it had windows vista 32. I installed an ssd, with windows 7 64. that is what i am using right now. however, before i clean installed the ssd, i was going to load the 64 bit windows seven onto the original hhd. when i put in the disc, i am getting all kinds of issues, from it saying that the disc is udf. as well as the disc is blank. i have used the disc to do a reinstall in the past, same computer and disc. only now the disc won't read or i need a udf reader. not sure why its giving me the issues it is, but bottom line is the disc is original, and my dvd drive won't read it. it won't even read the data.

oh, when i restart, and have the dvd player boot first, it say no boot cd. i open, then close. still nothing. It should take me to the windows reinstall screen, right?

any thoughts are welcomed
thank you in advance.

Answer:dvd player won't read udf original windows 7 disc

Two things to try.

Check the dvd connections to and from the device. Remember, you were in there, and just maybe the data cable is not fully seated one place or the other. Unplug both sides and replug securely. Try the install again.

Borrow a friends dvd drive and swap out. See if it boots the W7 installer. If that works, stop the install and put yours back. If it fails, your dvd drive is caput. Replace, they're cheap enough!

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Any help much appreciated as this is driving me crazy.

Basically as the title says my PC wont recognise either Windows 7 disc, 32 or 64 bit.

I'm currently running Windows 7 but trying to reformat. Its worked before with the same PC and disc.
It wont boot when I choose to boot from disk on BIOS and it wont recognise the disc when I put it in. (when Windows is loaded up).

Now here's the kicker.

The DVD drive is fine as my PC is accepting other DVD's I have (I even tried 4 to make sure) and the same Windows 7 disc works fine in my laptop.

So the problem isn't the DVD or the DVD drive. What have I done?

As I said there any help much appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:PC wont read my Windows 7 installation disc

Try using a USB Pen Drive.
For UEFI & x64:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

For x32:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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I have done a clean re-install of XP,installed service packs,drivers,other software etc.
When I insert my Soundblaster Extigy soundcard installation disc into the cd/dvd drive,it won't read it.
The disc works fine on other PCs.
My CD/DVD drive plays other discs ok.
I have downloaded a copy of the installation disc and mounted it virtually and this doesn't work either.
Any suggestions please?

I have - Athlon XP 2.8,512MB,160GB,SP2

When I put the disc in,it spins for a while,timer on cursor etc.
Then screen goes black(as it should before programme starts),then nothing,stays black.
Have to shut down PC with the off button.

When I try the virtual disc,I get - "The file format is invalid or unsupported."
With the disc,I sometimes get the "Windows has encountered a problem...." message,but not always.

At first,the CD/DVD drive did not not even recognize a disc was in it,but does now,just won't play it.

Answer:windows wont read installation disc

It is totally unnecessary to use an optical drive to install drivers.

Drivers can be downloaded and then installed from the desktop.

You might try that.

Louis

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I recently bought windows 7 home premium upgrade to upgrade my XP machine, but the computer will not read the disc. When putting in the disc all I see on it is a single text file with "This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification." I have tried 2 Different drives including an external which has loaded windows 7 discs just fine in the past. I have tried both the 32 bit and 64 bit discs. The XP machine has SP3 and says that it is completely up to date. The disc came still wrapped in its packaging from staples. Anyone have any ideas??
 

Answer:Solved: Unable to read Windows 7 disc

If that's the case, then this is probably the cause> Usually comes when someone is trying to open an .ISO file to run, but can also happen with a DVD disk.....

http://www.sharkyforums.com/showthread.php?t=283832

http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/541405.htm
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/3995833f-196f-4f8b-b57f-f8a7756559b1

Basically, it could be that the disk was made with some newer type of software that your drive cannot handle.

Maybe your DVD software needs Updates, especially if you have reinstalled the operating system and programs but not yet updated.....Nero, Roxio, etc have Updates you can add to the program, for free, you may have to make a simple account at their website.

Or........if nothing works,

Can you return that DVD and buy a different one somplace else?
 

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Inspiron laptop needs to be returned to factory settings via system image as it has a virus. The computer show dvd drive but cannot read from disc so csnnot boot. Help. Laptops is running Window 7 home

Answer:dvd drive showing but windows cannot read disc

Take a look here Drive Cannot Read Discs - Windows 7

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Inspiron laptop running
windows 7 Home. I have a virus and need to recover through disc image. DVD drive is there but Windows cannot read from it. Help

Answer:dvd drive showing but windows cannot read disc

pop in a dvd film , see if that plays

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So it's my first post here, many more to come I assure you. I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right section or not, so I'm sorry in advance.

Now, as with all my computer problems, it's always when someone OTHER than me turns it on, this time being my gf.

Got off last night, turned off fine, but just before it logged off, windows 7 gave me that

"background programs haven't finished running, close them now" window.

No programs in the list though...(VIRUSVIRUSVIRUS??)

Anyway, the next morning, comnputer was started up, says the disc read error. Pulled out my hard drives:

512 GB, partioned into a c: local, a g: data and a f: music/video or something

512 GB, x: Games and apps

and the weird one, my 512 gb Y: "backup" drive that gives me the check disc prompt every so often starting up, not all the time, only when It seems I put files on it. Problem is, it has nothing on it anyway, but it's got a few gb's in use.

In the disc management properties it has the attribute "system" tagged onto it, none of my other drives do, not even my local disc and I cannot format this Y: drive.

in short, Y drive: No files, few gb missing, cannot format, system tag, check disc at startup every so often, brand new healthy hard drive btw. No sounds no ticks no nothing.

Anyway, I tried pulling them out and putting them in, removing the dvd drive, etc, switching sata cables, no avail.

My theories:

1)Somehow, my master boot stuff was installed on the y: dr... Read more

Answer:Windows 7, Disc Read Error, ctl+alt+del Overnight

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SiriusTexra


So it's my first post here, many more to come I assure you. I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right section or not, so I'm sorry in advance.

Now, as with all my computer problems, it's always when someone OTHER than me turns it on, this time being my gf.

Got off last night, turned off fine, but just before it logged off, windows 7 gave me that

"background programs haven't finished running, close them now" window.

No programs in the list though...(VIRUSVIRUSVIRUS??)

Anyway, the next morning, comnputer was started up, says the disc read error. Pulled out my hard drives:

512 GB, partioned into a c: local, a g: data and a f: music/video or something

512 GB, x: Games and apps

and the weird one, my 512 gb Y: "backup" drive that gives me the check disc prompt every so often starting up, not all the time, only when It seems I put files on it. Problem is, it has nothing on it anyway, but it's got a few gb's in use.

In the disc management properties it has the attribute "system" tagged onto it, none of my other drives do, not even my local disc and I cannot format this Y: drive.

in short, Y drive: No files, few gb missing, cannot format, system tag, check disc at startup every so often, brand new healthy hard drive btw. No sounds no ticks no nothing.

Anyway, I tried pulling them out and putting them in, removing the dvd drive, etc, switching sata cables, no ava... Read more

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hi my internal optical drive clearly isnt working as i have a new disc in perfect condition. my laptop is stuck on stage 3 of 3 and loops over and over i have changed settings in bios to read internal optical drive but with no success in reading the disc, i have also let the battery run completely out so i get the message saying insert windows disc but again no luck. the last time i had my laptop wiped and windows re installed the guy said he needed to use an external dvd drive,but at that time you could boot up and get on the desktop,if i purchase an external dvd drive would it work or would it not work due to me not being able to get on the desktop to install whatever software if there is even any software or are they plug and play kind of things.sorry if its a bit long or worded wrong i have tried my best to explain any help would be much appreciated. thankyou

Answer:windows re install wont read disc

if it helps any this is the drive i was going to purchase
click here

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I desided to reformate my computer, farly new computer and windows 7. so im using the 3 recovery disc that I burned when I first got the computer. so now i deside to reformate, started reinstalling...it went through disc1, when it asked for recovery disc 2 (at around 50% of installing) I put it in and it just spits it back out and doesnt want to read it, now im stuck the computer wont even boot up fully (wont boot to desktop, however I can access the bois but i have no idea what to do with it without computer assistance, im not that good with it but i can follow directions )what can I do to fix this?

I think either when I copied the disc it didnt get copied right (disc2)because disc1 worked fine) or something is just wrong with the disc 2 dvd (has no scratches on it though) but im stuck how can i get it to work or even get windows to start back up to the desktop?

Answer:windows 7 recovery disc wont read

Put the disc in another computer and open it (don't run)and see if the disc is blank or if it contains files.

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So I just got my computer about a month ago and I have noticed that 2 or 3 times a week it freezes up for 15-20 minutes or more, and the Disk usage is at 100% on the performance monitor. I checked the system error logs and found that the Bonjour service from apple had a critical error when it froze. I then disabled the service from running and computer ran fine for a week or so then started freezing again. I have ran disk optimizer, defrag, and virus scans with no success to fixing the problem. On the processes tab of the performance monitor it will show a few different processes using the most disk i/o. Windows Installer, Windows Module Installer Worker, System, and few others I cant remember right now.

Any advice on how I can get this to stop happening?

Side note: this problem happens at any time with 0 programs up and running or 10 programs. I have 16 GB of memory so its not a memory problem. Just hope its something that can be fixed and I didnt just waste a bunch of money on a crap machine.

Answer:Windows 8 freezing with 100% disc usage

I have heard that Norton may be the culprit to the high disk usage. I have just disabled it for the time being and I'll see if this helps the issue. Anyone know of a good (free?) antivirus that will work as a substitute without causing this problem?

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One of my computers is currently running Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 build 10586.71 and I've recently been having a very strange problem: Despite the fact that all my autoplay options for DVD's and Blu-ray's are set to "Do nothing" almost every time I insert a DVD or Blu-ray disc an Explorer window opens to the DVD drive, the disc is ejected and a dialog that says "Insert disc" appears. If I'm persistent enough and insert it 15 or 20 times it'll stop and the disc isn't ejected and I can open it with either VLC or another software player. This problem is not just a single disc but multiple DVD and blue-ray movies, the discs are clean and play just fine in other Windows 7 and 10 computers as well as standalone Blu-Ray players.

I've looked around and I only found one thread with one other person complaining about this problem (from back in September 2015) and he said it went away after some Windows updates. Has anyone see this, have any idea's how to fix it?

Answer:Windows 10 ejects DVD & opens explorer windows, says insert disc?

Originally Posted by NormAtHome


One of my computers is currently running Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 build 10586.71 and I've recently been having a very strange problem: Despite the fact that all my autoplay options for DVD's and Blu-ray's are set to "Do nothing" almost every time I insert a DVD or Blu-ray disc an Explorer window opens to the DVD drive, the disc is ejected and a dialog that says "Insert disc" appears. If I'm persistent enough and insert it 15 or 20 times it'll stop and the disc isn't ejected and I can open it with either VLC or another software player. This problem is not just a single disc but multiple DVD and blue-ray movies, the discs are clean and play just fine in other Windows 7 and 10 computers as well as standalone Blu-Ray players.

I've looked around and I only found one thread with one other person complaining about this problem (from back in September 2015) and he said it went away after some Windows updates. Has anyone see this, have any idea's how to fix it?



From your description of the problem action and my experience I'd go with the drive itself being the problem.

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One of my computers is currently running Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 build 10586.71 and I've recently been having a very strange problem: Despite the fact that all my autoplay options for DVD's and Blu-ray's are set to "Do nothing" almost every time I insert a DVD or Blu-ray disc an Explorer window opens to the DVD drive, the disc is ejected and a dialog that says "Insert disc" appears. If I'm persistent enough and insert it 15 or 20 times it'll stop and the disc isn't ejected and I can open it with either VLC or another software player. This problem is not just a single disc but multiple DVD and blue-ray movies, the discs are clean and play just fine in other Windows 7 and 10 computers as well as standalone Blu-Ray players.

I've looked around and I only found one thread with one other person complaining about this problem (from back in September 2015) and he said it went away after some Windows updates. Has anyone see this, have any idea's how to fix it?

Answer:Windows 10 ejects DVD & opens explorer windows, says insert disc?

Originally Posted by NormAtHome


One of my computers is currently running Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 build 10586.71 and I've recently been having a very strange problem: Despite the fact that all my autoplay options for DVD's and Blu-ray's are set to "Do nothing" almost every time I insert a DVD or Blu-ray disc an Explorer window opens to the DVD drive, the disc is ejected and a dialog that says "Insert disc" appears. If I'm persistent enough and insert it 15 or 20 times it'll stop and the disc isn't ejected and I can open it with either VLC or another software player. This problem is not just a single disc but multiple DVD and blue-ray movies, the discs are clean and play just fine in other Windows 7 and 10 computers as well as standalone Blu-Ray players.

I've looked around and I only found one thread with one other person complaining about this problem (from back in September 2015) and he said it went away after some Windows updates. Has anyone see this, have any idea's how to fix it?



From your description of the problem action and my experience I'd go with the drive itself being the problem.

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One of my computers is currently running Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 build 10586.71 and I've recently been having a very strange problem: Despite the fact that all my autoplay options for DVD's and Blu-ray's are set to "Do nothing" almost every time I insert a DVD or Blu-ray disc an Explorer window opens to the DVD drive, the disc is ejected and a dialog that says "Insert disc" appears. If I'm persistent enough and insert it 15 or 20 times it'll stop and the disc isn't ejected and I can open it with either VLC or another software player. This problem is not just a single disc but multiple DVD and blue-ray movies, the discs are clean and play just fine in other Windows 7 and 10 computers as well as standalone Blu-Ray players.

I've looked around and I only found one thread with one other person complaining about this problem (from back in September 2015) and he said it went away after some Windows updates. Has anyone see this, have any idea's how to fix it?

Answer:Windows 10 ejects DVD & opens explorer windows, says insert disc?

NormAtHome said:

One of my computers is currently running Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 build 10586.71 and I've recently been having a very strange problem: Despite the fact that all my autoplay options for DVD's and Blu-ray's are set to "Do nothing" almost every time I insert a DVD or Blu-ray disc an Explorer window opens to the DVD drive, the disc is ejected and a dialog that says "Insert disc" appears. If I'm persistent enough and insert it 15 or 20 times it'll stop and the disc isn't ejected and I can open it with either VLC or another software player. This problem is not just a single disc but multiple DVD and blue-ray movies, the discs are clean and play just fine in other Windows 7 and 10 computers as well as standalone Blu-Ray players.

I've looked around and I only found one thread with one other person complaining about this problem (from back in September 2015) and he said it went away after some Windows updates. Has anyone see this, have any idea's how to fix it?



From your description of the problem action and my experience I'd go with the drive itself being the problem.

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I have 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Compaq CQ5210f. More system details at the bottom. This problem happened twice in mid April, and now twice again in early May, both within days of each other.

The only thing that remains consistent is that I'm playing a 3D game with audio on, the winamp program. Completely different games each and every time, though, some far more gentle on the video card than others. The screen would freeze up and so would the audio, and my keyboard/mouse don't respond at all. I resort to doing a hard reset with the computer power button.

Each time, when I log in again, explorer.exe is frozen. the taskbar appears, but nothing on the desktop, and after a couple seconds it all freezes up, with the busy mouse symbol when I highlight taskbar. I can still move mouse around though.

I can do ctrl+alt+delete at this point at least. Restarting explorer.exe doesn't work, so I try logging out in that menu, which does work, although slowly.

I've tried scanning for virus and also a system restore to earlier point, no difference.

The only solution so far has been to simply log in safe mode - which DOES work by the way - and create a new account from scratch.

Last time I cut/paste almost everything between old account and new, this time I will only do basics like save games and documents/music/video.

Can anyone please explain or help me understand why this is happening? I'd hate to have to keep restarting a new account... Read more

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For those of you who are having problems with burning Blueray discs in Windows 7, read here.

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My issue has been a struggle of different things for a year.

A year ago it started when I was playing video games. The game would have graphical tears, then slowly parts of the game and Windows 7 would stop responding slowly. I'd be able to move and talk in game (Guild wars 2 at the time), people and friends would see what I'd be typing and I could read their responses but hotkeys, and different graphics/areas wouildn't load/respond.
My PC would proceed to shut off and I'd get a "Disc Read Error" issue when I turned the PC back on. I'd have to wait a good 20-30 minutes until I could access my PC again.

I figured it was a heat issue and replaced my CPU fan, thermal paste and gave it a good dust cleaning.
That worked. All my issues disappeared.

Until a month later where they all reappeared (Albeit the graphical tearing are a severally decreased rate). This time I solved it by re installing Windows and replacing a RAM stick.
Again, it worked and all issues disappeared for a good 3-4 months.

This time when they reappeared I had the same issues - I replaced another RAM stick and reinstalled Windows; it gave me a month of time again :/

When it reappeared the second last time the motherboard wouldn't detect my HDD. I'd try and install Windows again, and fiddle with my RAM but 1 out of 11 times my Motherboard would detect my HDD.

So I replaced my HDD with another one my friend gave me. My motherboard detected it every time I ... Read more

Answer:Disc Read Error / Windows Crashing issue

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Hi

I am trying to install Windows 7 onto my laptop as I want to do a clean install to wipe off everything and have windows freshly put on.

My cd/dvd drive cannot read the disc. You can here the drive attempting to load up the disc but to know success.
I have tried Microsoft Fix, does not work (however, it has in the past as well as booting from disc at startup-that too has worked in the past), I have tried booting from the cd/dvd drive on bootup, I have attempted to go into the registry and delete lowers installers I think its called (I didnt do this on previously installation attempts and I installed fine).

I have all correct drivers according to my laptop, plus Ive gone into the packard bell website to download the correct drivers and I have used windows update too in case im missing anything.

Nothing is working.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Cd drive cannot read windows 7 disc for installation purposes

Is there noise coming from cd-drive as it's reading your cd ?

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What can I say. I insert disc in the drawer but media player doesnt read it .... why and can it be fixed and HOW ... help definitely required.

Answer:windows media player wont read disc

Insert the cd, go to windows explorer, click on your cd drive & note the format of whatever is on the disk. Example MP3, cda & so on.Now go onto Media Player options / Associations & make sure the format is ticked.I do not have Media Player installed or know your version, so that is only a rough guide.http://www.ehow.com/how_6933570_set...

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I've burned the RC .iso direct from MS and am currently on 32 bit XP. I wanted to run the CD to ensure the burn was successful (since I'm doing an entire hardware swap) so I don't have any issues, but the CD seems to be totally unreadable. Is this normal, or has something gone wrong with the burn? I used Nero 7 at 4x and tried it on two separate DVD-Rs.
 

Answer:Can 32bit XP read a Windows 7 64bit install disc?

Sounds like a bad burn. I had to turn the max write speed down to 2x when I burned my copy to get it to burn properly.
 

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Hello,

I have a computer that had the Windows XP Recovery virus that I removed. After the virus was removed my CD drive will not read any disc. I have taken the drive out and tested in another machine and it works and I have also installed a new drive and it also will not read cd's. I have tried the upper and lower filters repair to no avial.
I suspect the virus has done something in the registy that I cannot find.

Any help or Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:CD will not read disc after Windows XP Recovery Virus removal

I have also gone into device manager and removed the cd drives and the ide controllers and reinstalled.

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Hello Windows 7 users,

I've joined this forum in the hopes you don't have to go through the same laborious effort I did to figure out why my Windows 7 OS kept freezing up, and BSOD on me. This is an extremely common problem for many Windows 7 users. The very first thing you want to do is change your power options. By default, your power option is set to "Balanced (Recommended)" so simply change the plan to "High Performance." You may have to set the monitor, and hard disc shutoff times higher as well. The default setting of "Balanced (Recommended)" does not allow your hardware to recieve the proper voltage, and this is why your experiencing freezes, and/or BSOD's.

I've seen some really horrible advice given for these symptoms. So be smart and try this before you go messing around with your BIOS, or searching for updated drivers. Especially if you own a new computer.

To change your power options simply click the Windows orb at the bottom left of your desktop. Then type "Power Options" [without the quotes] into the search box. Click on the Power Options link, and bam your there. Select the "High Performance" plan. Reboot.

Let me know if this advice helped you?


MadMax

Answer:Windows 7 Freezing/BSOD? [Read this FIRST]

Hey Max,
I am going to have to disagree on this one with you. Some people dont want to jack up their electric bill, so they will probably keep it on balanced. BSOD are closly related to software conflicts, from my understanding. Adjusting your power settings will not do much for BSOD. If you are experiencing a lot of lagging, or programs taking a while (if your hardware is average or better), then yes, your power settings may be a factor. Also, for people without a good power adapter, it could short out, then they would have to invest in a brand new one.
If you are experiencing trouble with BSOD's, i would suggest installing BlueScreen View.

BlueScreenView scans all your minidump files created during 'blue screen of death' crashes, and displays the information about all crashes in one table. For each crash, BlueScreenView displays the minidump filename, the date/time of the crash, the basic crash information displayed in the blue screen (Bug Check Code and 4 parameters), and the details of the driver or module that possibly caused the crash (filename, product name, file description, and file version). For each crash displayed in the upper pane, you can view the details of the device drivers loaded during the crash in the lower pane. BlueScreenView also mark the drivers that their addresses found in the crash stack, so you can easily locate the suspected drivers that possibly caused the crash.

This way, you will be able to directly diagnose your issue, and can post it her... Read more

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I am running windows 7 on a refurbished hp envy 17, which I purchased about 4 months ago. The computer usually works really well; however recently I noticed that if I open a windows explorer window from within another program (ie - selecting download location of a file) the computer invariably slows down for about 15 seconds and then freezes. I don't have this problem when I open windows explorer by itself from the start menu or if I browse files from my desktop (via my computer).

I was wondering if anyone could offer me some guidance on how to figure out what is causing this.

Thanks,
Jason

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Freezing When Opening Windows Explorer From Another Program

Hello JayMan11 & welcome to TSF

I don't think it's a problem with windows. What browser are you using? Do you use any Download Managers?

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Is it possible to use WINDOWS EXPLORER from the Windows recovery disc
instead of built-in Windows Explorer ?
Will the changes I make "stick" when I return to normally booted windows?
The reason I prefer Explorer from the recovery disc is it doesn't care about files ownership and "access denied" issues.
Thanks

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My neighbors computer which I help take care of her computer she is an older lady and very nice, anyway she has an HP Pavilion 511w with windows xp home sp2. I know the computer is clean, I clean it for her once a month, make sure the antivirus is upto date and she has spyblaster, IE-spyad--scriptdefender-spyware guard . I run spybot everytime I am there and I ran malwarebytes. everything is clean I have also ran AVG Antispyware. Anyway just about a month ago her computer started freezing up on her when she is in her e-mail but when she is doing other things also. I thought maybe it was a driver for the graphics card but I got the newest driver and it still does it. I am stumped. Can anyone give me some hints as far as what I could try or check or anything? As you no somethng like that really bugs you after awhile so I told her I would ask around for her and see what I could find out. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Windows xp sp2--Computer is freezing up--just started doing it please read

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X230 Laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel Graphics 4000 series, SS180GB SSD.  Problem occurs with laptop in the Ultra Base Series 3 dock or out of it. - VGA or DisplayPort. Laptop came with Windows 7, was upgraded to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 and then the 8.1 update. Problem started when Windows 8.1 was initially installed. When connected to an external Monitor (HP ZR2240W or a Dell 2412Mb) with either display port or VGA (VGA on Dell only), Windows Explorer will stop working, open programs will show not responding. Mouse still functional, and if cursor is placed in the "taskbar" area, you will get a blue spinning circle. A double click of the mouse in that area will generally cause a relaunch of Windows Explorer (screen area goes blue, then repopulates with the icons) and things will work fine for a number of program launchs or switching between programs, then the problem will occur again. This will happen up to 20+ times per day. Laptop has the latest BIOS installed from Lenovo, Intel Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3621. Have tried three different keyboard and mouse options (Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, and a hard wired keyboard and mouse) and problem follows each. Today I reloaded Windows 8.1 with the most recent updates and problem continues. I feel that it might be a graphics adapter (Intel 4000) problem. Only solution there is a motherboard replacement. In multiple searches on the "net," I could not find anything... Read more

Answer:X230 -Windows Explorer freezing - Windows 8.1 with Update

Additional information - 65Watt Lenovo Power Supply. Laptop when not connected to external monitor (using just laptop screen) does not exhibit same problem.

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Hi,
 
For the past few weeks or so I've been getting occasional crashing from the file explorer. The process will time out when I'll try to right click a file on my desktop, crash, rinse and repeat, and the problem is not fixed until I restart the computer. 
 
The second issue I'm having is that on start up, I will get the 'disk read error' message, press ctrl + alt + delete to restart, and generally after one or two tries this will clear up the problem. I am wondering if these two issues are related, however, and want to nip them in the bud before anything breaks for good.
 
I use Windows 10 64-bit, if this makes a difference. 
 
Thanks for your help in advance!

Answer:File Explorer Freezing and Disk Read Error on Startup

Please tell us you have made restorable full image backups of your OS partition and data partition before this all began happening.  Get the hard-drive specs, from manufacturer's web site [if not on your hard-drive already] - download and run hard-drive tests.  BC regulars might ask you to download and run both MiniToolBox and Speccy -- when they ask, do that, follow their lead.  Meanwhile, I highly recommend making at least one if not two full images of your OS and data partitions onto at least one if not two usb external platter-driven hard-drives.

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I apologize if this is in the wrong section, but it doesn't seem to be a virus or malware issue. About a month ago, I began having problems with Firefox and Windows Explorer giving me 'Not Responding' issues. It is so bad that it is not worth even turning on my laptop most of the time. Normally, I would restore my OS to about a week earlier, but Windows 8.1 apparently removed that functionality. Does anyone else have this issue? Please let me know if I need to post this in another section. I ran my NIS and Malwarebytes but they both came up clean. (BTW - of course my browser gave me 'Not Responding' half way through this!)
 

Answer:Firefox and Windows Explorer freezing up in Windows 8.1

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I have some older DVD-R that I had burned data on a few years ago. My Optical Drive on my main PC can't read them. but a drive on a different PC can read them fine.

My main PC can read all regular DVDs (i.e. movies) just fine. I cleaned the lens, deleted the "up/down" registry entries as recommended. Still no solution.

the only hint I have the explorer shows that drive with a symbol of 2 people (see attachment). not sure if this stands for some group policy.

All the data were burned with a different DVD-writer in Germany (some 9 years ago). i don't think it is a region setting issue since this DVD-drive can read original DVDs from all regions. But there may be another clue?
I read about how DVD-R degrade over time... but since my other PC can read them that likely is not the problem.

The only thing I haven't done that was suggested was the realignment. First, I never dropped it (it has been in my PC for years and that didn't move). Second, it seems to read normal DVDs fine. It was suggested if re-alignment really is necessary, other things are out of whack and buying a new one may be better.
I could buy a new one, but also don't want to be defeated by the machine. and the problem coudl be related to windows....

Answer:can't read burned DVD-R, but can read normal DVD

It is possible the DVD-R may be incompatible with your drive. You can search online for a firmware update for the drive. You can re-write to a compatible DVD-R on your other machine perhaps.

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On a Packard Bell iMedia D2525 running Win 7 Hm Prem, Windows Exp is very, very slow to open the disc in the DVD-RW writer. I'm talking minutes. When DVD-RW drive E is clicked a green progress bar with the short path 'Computer' written in it starts from the top left of the screen and gets progressively slower as it approaches the right end of its travel.
What do you think is causing this and how do I cure it? My 3 old machines running 95, 98SE and WinXP never did this, but I suppose that's progress. Good old MS.

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Hello Everybody, thanks for taking the time to have a look at my thread.

Basically, I am running a hp G70 laptop and it's all good apart from.. I bought some blank cd-rw discs to burn some mp3s to play in my car. This worked well, discs play well etc..
but now I have come to overwrite the discs to put something new on them, afterall they are rewritable discs. When I insert the disc into the machine, nothing pops up and the laptop doesn't think a disc is inserted. I open "computer" and look at cd drive (e) and it doesn't find the cd. then I rightclick the e drive icon and the blue circle icon spins round for a while then windows explorer crashes and have to ctrl-alt-del to get it up and running again. It only affects the windows explorer, everything else runs as normal.
It happens on all 3 discs I burnt and now want to overwrite. Am I being silly and missing something obvious or is it a fault in Vista

Please help...Ste

Answer:cd-rw crashes windows explorer, cant open disc

Try this procedure for capturing a memory dump (it should work with Vista): [2-Int] Generating a memory dump for a crashing process - Windows 7 Forums

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This problem has popped up off and on for about a year and has now become constant:
With Windows XP Pro (SP2) loaded in normal mode and with a good floppy in the 3 1/2" drive, Windows Explorer says, "Please insert a disk into Drive A:. If I "Restart" into Safe Mode, Windows Explorer reads the disc in the A: drive just fine and I can proceed to copy files, etc. with no problem.
I also have an external Compact Flash card reader connected by USB that acts the same way. However, I have a 160 gig Buffalo external hard drive also connected thru USB that always works just fine when using Windows Explorer with XP loaded normally (not in Safe Mode).
What is happening?
Thanks in advance for any input!
 

Answer:Windows Explorer Won't Read A: Drive

check that all system files are working ok click on start run type SFC /scannow have your windows xp cd ready on the drive
 

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Here's the deal and I have checked all over the internet and there are a bunch of related issues but no solutions for me yet. I had a perfectly good working slave drive. I switched another slave drive in to pull off some old data. I put the original working one back in but I cannot access it. The bios and system manager sees the disk but I cannot access it via explorer. Computer management shows it as healthy, active, recovery partition but I cannot change drive letter or get right click to do anything. I cannot even boot from this drive even though the operating system is good. (prior to uninstall / reinstall I could boot XP if I wanted) XP setup disk freezes at starting windows. Part of the disk was unpartitioned so I partioned it, assigned drive letter and I have drive space. But the other half is what I need access to. Any ideas how to tell the computer that the other half of it is active drive space?
 

Answer:Windows 7 won't read drive in explorer

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'll start here. I'm running windows 7, 32 bit and I have an iPhone4 with most recent OS. Yesterday I mistakenly shut down the computer while iPhone was backing up/syncing with iTunes. Today when I attach the iPhone, the computer does not recognize it. iTunes DOES recognize the iPhone, just not windows explorer. When I attach my iPad, the computer does recognize the iPad. I did a Windows system restore and a reset of iphone that erased all settings, but that didn't help. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows explorer does not read iPhone

Follow below procedure, make sure that your iphone is connected to your computer with iphone data cable!!
1. Download DiskAid which is a free iPhone Explorer [ Lets you explore your iphone files and folder ]
2. Install and Run DiskAid it will automatically detect iphone and navigate to the camera photos folder on your iphone
Hope this helps
You could also try removing/uninstalling it through Device Manager. Then plug it back into your PC and windows should pick it up as a new device

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I have some files that I can read on windows XP. I put them on an external drive. When I connect this drive to a Win 7 machine I can copy the folders but I cannot see the files inside. If I open a folder in Win 7, Windows explorer will crash. Same thing happens when I use Win 7 Windows Explorer to look at the external drive folders.If I put the external drive on a Win XP machine I can look at the folders and the files in the directory without any problems.

Answer:win 7 windows explorer can't read directories that can be re

Turns out this is a file association problem with my installation of Win 7. I found that another Win 7 computer had no problem reading the disks. I found another post on the web that described the same problem I had and it indicated that ShellView could be used to repair the file association. I tried it and it worked.

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Hi there, Most times when I try accessing a folder that has media files (namely music and videos), Windows Explorer will freeze and display the message "Windows Explorer has stopped working."Every other program I'm using is unaffected, just all the Windows Explorer windows I have open will all freeze and then close.I'm using Vista Home Premium SP2.This is the Event Viewer info:Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task CategoryInformation 2/01/2010 12:15:10 p.m. Windows Error Reporting 1001 None "Fault bucket 1348551198, type 1Event Name: APPCRASHResponse: NoneCab Id: 0Problem signature:P1: Explorer.exeP2: 6.0.6002.18005P3: 49e01da5P4: StackHash_1703P5: 0.0.0.0P6: 00000000P7: c0000005P8: 0578b5edP9:P10:Attached files:These files may be available here:"Thanks in advance (:

Answer:Windows Explorer keeps freezing

Yes, I have scanned my computer with the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 and I haven't gotten and viruses.Do you recommend any Anti-Malware software?

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I have been having trouble in general with my computer "slowing down", but lately windows explorer has been freezing fairly often. I know my computer is up there in age, but any help to help me eek out a little while longer would be greatly appreciated.

Specs: Dell Latitude D620, Windows XP Pro SP2(I think)

Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:46:48 PM, on 1/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
D:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\engineserver.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfevtps.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
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Windows XP & MS Windows version 5.1 been using for few years with no problems. Last week suddenly when going to view folders on right hand side in Windows Explorer as thumbnail views Explorer freezes. It does this every time I try to view thumbnails. No other problems so anyone know what is causing this?

Answer:Windows Explorer freezing

There may be some help here click hereCheers HC

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Hi I'm a newbie , can somebody please help me?

My computer hangs up in Windows Explorer and also while loading up other programs, here is a screenshot of all the processes running on my computer with everything ticked in startup, also attached is a Hijack This log file, could somebody check it out for me?

Thanking you in advance,
Jay
 

Answer:Windows Explorer Freezing

Just opening your Hijack file so it will be easier to analyze
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:21:37, on 17/04/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 6\IoloSGCtrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Crystal Internet Meter\cimeter.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 6\SystemGuardAlerter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nokia\NOKIAP~1\TRAYAP~1.EXE
C:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\PCSuite\DATALA~1\DATALA~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe
C:\apps\ABoard\ABoard.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 6\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe
C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\apps\ABoard\AOSD.exe
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111v2 Configuration Utility\RtlWake.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\PCSuite\Services\SERVIC~1.EXE
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I am using Vista and have updated to service pack 2. Windows explorer is freezing when I try to start an application from the start menu or right mouse click to open a document or program. Can anyone help?

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I'm running Windows Vista Basic. When I try to access Win Explorer it opens but freezes with a white screen. When I try to close it I get a message that it is not responding. If I try to open Task Manager by using ctrl + alt + del I get the timer for a second then nothing. I've tried using the restore disc but that doesn't solve the problem. I know it's a virus issue but it resists every attempt to get to it.
 

Answer:Windows Explorer freezing

You said you've tried using the Restore disc but that doesnt solve the problem? Shouldn't that wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows? Reinstalling Windows should get rid of all viruses.
 

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I'm experiencing a problem that seems to be related to accessing Windows Explorer from other applications. Anytime I try and save or browse for a file in any application Windows Explorer appears, as it should, but then everything freezes and I get a message the application is not responding.

I've tried everything I know to try to clear this issue, but still have the problem. I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium. The problem has been occurring for the last six months and I'm about ready to throw this thing out of my window...I'm desperate to get this resolved, so any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated....
 

Answer:Windows Explorer Freezing

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Every time i use my computer i iget the message windows explorer is not responding. Then i get a choice to restart windows explorer or check online for a solution and restart windows explorer.
This can happen 4 or 5 times in an about an hour. Sometimes i might be editing video and sometimes i`ll just be surfing the net.
I`m running windows vista home premium.
Amd phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor 2.20Ghz
Ram: 3GB
System Type: 32-bit operating system.

Anyone know why this is happening, cause it is very annoying?
 

Answer:windows explorer freezing

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I presently have this problem with windows: In in the explorer window, when I try to copy large files from one area to another the system freezes up and the task either doesn't do anything or partially copies a few files.Also if I double click on a folder on my desktop the screen freezes. I can sometimes get the screen to clear by pressing : ctrl+alt+del but usually the only solution is to turn the power off and reboot.I did think this may have been caused when I tried to install Nero Lite from one of the PC Advisor DVDs. During the installation process the install wizard downloaded some Microsoft files which it claimed were necessary. The program appeared to install ok but would not function. I therefore uninstalled it.I also tried resetting windows to a date earlier than the Nero installation and still the problem persists.I seem to be able to get other programs in windows to function ok as long as I keep out of explorer.Any ideas??

Answer:Windows XP Explorer freezing

In addition,it has occurred to me it could be that the computer RAM is insufficient to cope with copying large files or folders.I did try the same procedure for copying the files using Adobe Bridge in Photoshop CS3 and had the same problems with freezing.

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Everytime I try and access a folder that has a uTorrent data path file, Windows Explorer will freeze. Even if it's trying to delete a .dat file in the recycle bin, It will freeze and close.
It's usually only media files (namely music and videos), and it's very frustrating.
I'm using Vista Home Premium SP2.
This is the Event Viewer info:
Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Information 2/01/2010 12:15:10 p.m. Windows Error Reporting 1001 None "Fault bucket 1348551198, type 1
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: None
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: Explorer.exe
P2: 6.0.6002.18005
P3: 49e01da5
P4: StackHash_1703
P5: 0.0.0.0
P6: 00000000
P7: c0000005
P8: 0578b5ed
P9:
P10:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:
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Answer:Windows explorer keeps freezing

we offer no assistance with p2p caused problems under the forum rules

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I usually have to click twice to get windows explorer to work. The first time it freezes and the second time it opens. When I am exploring the web, it often freezes on me. I have a new Asus laptop. Any ideas how I can fix thiis? many thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Windows Explorer freezing

U may need to increase the RAM. But if you dont want to increase the RAM, uninstall unnecessary softwares that take too much memory.

also, scan your computer with a good anti-virus and an anti-spyware product.
 

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Right, I have an issue, if I start up Windows File Explorer, it'll freeze on me. I could restart the computer, but this happens occasionally and is extremely annoying, and I'm an impatient person. Ideally, I would like a stable, free replacement for the thing. Any suggestions? I can only find shareware and ones that don't work. There's no reason that a program that should be simple should be so unstable, but it is...

Answer:Windows Explorer (not IE) freezing up

How are you accessing explorer?How many running processes are shown in Task Manager?

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I just today began having an issue where anywhere between 1 minute and 20 minutes after starting up my computer, the computer will freeze. I will get the spinning wheel and will not be able to click on anything. No Ctrl+Alt+Del either. I originally thought it was a virus so I rolled back my computer. That did not work, so I then tried Norton's Power Eraser Tool. Nada. THEN last resort I decided to refresh the computer. I kept my files and reinstalled Windows. At first I was feeling optimistic believing it may have been a software issue but no... The spinning wheel came back.

The strange part is I had been using my computer fine this morning, put it to sleep, and this only started when I booted it back up. I was only browsing Youtube during that session, no clicking on sketchy links or anything.

I also tried disabling drivers (the ones that auto-installed) and that did nothing.
In addition, I have tried unplugging all USBs and HDDs leaving only the one SSD that the OS is installed in plugged into the computer. I unplugged all unnecessary cards such as my audio card and reseated the graphics card.

The only thing that works is starting the computer in Safe Mode.

I have also tried the "netsh winsock reset" and "sfc/scannow" in CMD. No luck.

I am really at a loss... Can anyone help me!?

Answer:Windows freezing - Explorer?

Norton has a nasty habit of taking over at the wrong time. You have to run Process Explorer to know what is going on.

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Lately my pc keeps freezing and when I check the problem reports it says the following:

Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01da5
Hang Signature: 7ce1
Hang Type: 128
Waiting on Application Name: svchost.exe:AudioClientRpc
Waiting on Application Version: 0.0.0.0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 2: 3607
Additional Hang Signature 3: 76bb4323b453f4f8bf75599c6d50c88d
Additional Hang Signature 4: 7ce1
Additional Hang Signature 5: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 6: 3607
Additional Hang Signature 7: 76bb4323b453f4f8bf75599c6d50c88d

How can I fix this problem? It is window explorer that freezes. I have a Tosihiba computer running on Windows Vista Home premium 32 bit

Thanks

Answer:Windows explorer keeps freezing up PC

Welcome,

Many possible suspects lets see if we can determine which it is
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run malwarebytes at full scan and updated
Try in clean boot to see if problem persists
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Try a memory test
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/
Go to device manager and check for yellow markers by drivers. Update Video driver
If it happens in clean boot, try in safe mode and see if it continues.

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I don't use explorer that much but it keep freezes and when I press alt-del-ctrl the task manager does not show.I usually have to press the start button but then loose everything I was doing.I am running service pack 1 with explorer 8.
What can I do to improve this?
I have windows 8 as a dual boot now which does not freeze so much.
Romaurie

Answer:Explorer keeps freezing on Windows 7.

I've never been able to get Task Manager to come up either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete but by right clicking on an empty space in the bottom bar, Task Manager will be one of the options.

BTW you should update your IE.

Edit - nearly forgot try this MS Fixit to see if it helps your IE if resetting it to Default doesn't do it.

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Causing me to reboot.

It has happened at least 4 times today.
Also, when I logged on to another account that I rarely use, my system restarted its self.

Is there anything I can do to avoid these occurances?

I'm on a dell demension 4550
Windows xp sp1
Home edition 2002

I'm also having a problem with my memory and with adware/spyware.

Are they related in any way?

Thank you.
 

Answer:My windows explorer keeps freezing

I'm also having a problem with my memory and with adware/spyware.Click to expand...

what type of problems
you may find some info in the event viewer - look for entries at time of restart
control panel>
admin tools>
event viewer>
------------------------------------------

goto
control panel>
system>
advanced tab>
startup and recovery - settings>
under the title - system failure
untick - automatically restart

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320299

now when it crashes - it willnot restart and the blue screen should stay on the screen
post the info on the screen
it will give the errorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.
--------------------------------------------

in the meantime
you may want to try running a memeory test
http://www.memtest86.com/
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
 

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I have a compaq presario a few years old now. Having problems with windows automatic updates (it won't update), I manually updated to service pack 3. Since updating I've noticed when I try to open a folder on the desktop or even the control panel folder explorer freezes. Quite aggravating. I have another problem that can be adressed once this is solved. but it's video related and I'll put it in the other subforum

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Hi there.
Sometimes when i'm browsing my files using Windows explorer, i will open a folder, and Windows Explorer will freeze and close.
Usually it's a folder with videos or media files in it.
It displays:
"Windows Explorer has stopped working.
Windows is searching for a solution to the problem"
 

Answer:Windows explorer keeps freezing

Are you low on ram ? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Find-out-how-much-RAM-your-computer-has Have you ran cleanup disk lately ? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Delete-files-using-Disk-Cleanup Have you updated and ran your antivirus and antispyware ?
 

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Windows explorer freezes every time i try to move things from my laptop’s hd to my external.

If anyone has an idea that may help.

Let me know.

Thank you.

I have windows 7.

It is a 2tb external.

If you have any more questions:
 

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When I am in windows explorer and I click on anything my computer freezes. It can be any where from a few seconds to a few minutes. It doesn't happen at any particular time or doing anything specific. I do have this problem elsewhere but the biggest issue is when I am in windows explorer. I have windows 2000 professional service pack 4. I have run spyware progs but I can find nothing. Please advise. Thank you.
Debbie
 

Answer:windows explorer freezing

Dang a lot of people looking but no one has any advice? Would sure appreciate some help. Thank you.
Debbie
 

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Hi
I wondered whether anyone can help. When I use my windows explorer it constantly freezes up. I have completed a systems check which it came back as fine. I have also boot scanned with avast and down anti-malware check and anti spyware check.
Thanks
 

Answer:windows explorer is freezing up

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Hi,

This afternoon I went into a folder to unzip files and my Vista x64 froze up. Not a big real so I restarted and when I did this, two quick warning signals came up (in my stupidity I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to them but one said it had difficulty loading something related to the systray, I think).

That's when my problems started. After everything had loaded, and after all of my icons appeared on my tray, everything froze whenever I tried to do anything windows related. It didn't happen immediately, just after I tried to do something. It happened repeatedly after many reboots and different things tried. I can't do Windows Task Manager because that freezes too. My wireless keyboard is also acting strangely- when num lock is turned off it won't allow me to use any of the letters it uses for numbers.

Perhaps the strangest thing of all is that when I press Ctrl-Alt-Del and get into that Vista menu (which works fine) and click "log off", in the 10-15 seconds it takes windows to log off, everything is working fine again and I can navigate Windows in that brief time.

Any ideas on what's wrong?
 

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For several days, I have been having a problem with Windows Explorer freezing. Each time, I have to open the Windows Task Manager to close the window. I'm wondering if a new Windows update could be causing this?

Is there any way to find out and if so, to find out exactly which one it is and remove it?

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:Windows Explorer freezing

When was the last time you did windows update?

When did explorer start freezing?
 

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Hello, it's been a long time since I've had to visit here, but I'm at my wits end. Here's the situation:

I'm running WindowsXP SP3.

Whenever I attempt to save any image file (.gif, .jpg, .bmp etc..) Windows Explorer freezes. Strangely, I can rename existing image files, but any attempts to save new images, or even to move existing images to new folders causes Windows Explorer to completely lock up and I have to use the Task Manager to stop whatever program I am using. (I have attempted to save image files from MS Paint as well as Jasc Paint Shop Pro.)

I have used HJT to verify that I'm not infected with spyware. I have used CCleaner to clean all unnecessary junk as well as give my registry an attitude adjustment. I made sure that all the file associations were set to the proper programs. ...I've been tormented with this for three days now so I'm sure I've done more, but this is all that comes to mind at the moment.

Any idea what the problem could be?

(p.s. I just installed SP3 today thinking that my solution might be there, but the problem carried over from XP SP2 to SP3.)

(p.p.s. If I put this in the wrong area, my humble apologies.)
 

Answer:Windows Explorer freezing...

Thanks Mark. I tried to run the SFC in safe mode but only got this:

Windows File Protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files.

The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable].

I checked the M$ website and their fix said to check and make sure the service was running. I did that, and the service was running fine. After that, I ran the SFC without being in safe mode.

After about 45 seconds I got a pop-up telling me I was missing some .DLL's and to insert my Windows disk. The computer I have is a refurb from a used computer store...and the disk I have is burned (by the owner). I kept getting pop-ups telling me to re-insert the disk with an option to retry or quit, and I clicked retry every time, and the SFC would continue as if it were working fine.

When it was finished, I rebooted, went to MSPaint, tried to save a .bmp, and Windows Explorer froze up. So...that fix didn't work.

I also looked in my event viewer, and while I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for...the only problems I see have to do with AVG.

So...long story short...I'm still freezing up every time I try to save an image file. Any other ideas?
 

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For the last couple of weeks, my Window Explorer will keep freezing up. A couple of times it froze my whole computer and I had to force a shut down, while usually it just freezes and take some time to relaunch. I thought I might have a virus, but all the scans have come back clean. I am thinking that if it is not a virus than maybe some file has corrupted. I also have noticed that I cannot use Windows Defender or turn on my Firewall. I get a message that says, "The Security Center service can't be started." I use Windows Vista with a 32-bit operating system. I would just like some help figuring out what is wrong. Thanks.

Answer:Windows Explorer keeps freezing

what security software do you have installed on your computer? Sometimes if you have more than one anti virus this can occur.

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I just went back from a trip and when I opened my laptop, I noticed these:
 
Everytime a program freezes, after a few seconds Explorer.exe freezes aswell along with the whole laptop.
If I leave my laptop unattended for about 10 to 20 minutes, the laptop freezes as soon as I use it.
msconfig shows half of non- Microsoft services as stopped, I never disabled these services as I have never touched msconfig until today.
I can't re-enable the "stopped" services.
Also in the General Tab in msconfig, the startup mode is stuck in Selective Startup, everytime I apply it to Normal mode and restart the laptop, it goes back to Selective start-up.
It could also be a malware I last got from an .scr file a month ago with no luck on even finding it.
 
Update: I realize the program themselves are the ones freezing Explorer.exe, I realized this after I opened a feature to open a certain file (Its safe, I made the file) it lagged until it stops responding, after a few more seconds Explorer.exe froze again but this time, after 10 seconds, it continued normally.
 
Is there anyway for me to check what is happening exactly with why the program is freezing and affecting Explorer.exe.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Explorer.exe freezing

The first thing is to check for malware.  I'd suggest posting over in the Am I Infected forum:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
Please read the pinned topics at the top of the forum for instructions on how to post there.
Once the the system is clean, if the freezing still persists, post back here for further assistance.
I'll get an email when you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

Good luck!

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Hi I am using windows vista 32 bit on my HP laptop and recently I installed a new version of norton 360 as the old one had expired and then I was just clearing my HDD and I deleted a few movies files but since then the explore is using 60-100% CPU and at many times it also freezes so I end the process and restart it from task-manager. But ever since then even when I start my laptop the CPU shows min60% which used to be like 5-6% normally. I tried to do a registry cleaner tool but am afraid i might do something wrong. Please can anyone help regarding this.

Answer:Windows explorer using 60-100% cpu and freezing

don't use a "registry cleaner", if you open task manager, what is using all the cpu?
is there only one account on the laptop?

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My CD drive plays all computer games and CDs but when I tried a CD from school that was burned, it keeps saying "Drive F is not accessible. The device is not ready."  My disc works on every other computer, and I can't figure this out.  Please help me.

Answer:burned disc

You may need to update the firmware drivers for the CD-ROM player.Older CD-ROM Players are not always capable of reading copied CDs.

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Put on your thinking caps for this one, it's a two parter. Note that if I restart my system all is well for a while and the system functions as it should with these same components. Also I have had this same system for a year and I have multiple external hard drives and flash drives that are affected, which do work on other computers and this one after a restart.The external drives are not part of the problem as they work fine on other systems.

After my computer has been on for a while, and I plug in an external hard drive or flash drive,to any of the front OR rear USB ports it does not show up in windows explorer, or My computer. I can still access the hard drive and/or flash drive and transfer files to and from it, if I open it in disc management. It has a drive letter there.refreshing, unplugging and changing the drive letter does not work.

Now sometimes if the computer has been on for a longer while any fresh contact with the USB port by a hard drive or flash drive will cause the computer to shut down completely.

None of these problems occur on a fresh reboot.
 

Answer:Windows Explorer does not see external drive, but disc management does

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Seems once you've connected a Network drive to W10 you can't get rid of it again -- I've done the checks to ensure that it isn't set to re-connect at logon.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Cannot remove network shared disc from windows explorer

There is definitely something that needs fixed with the networking. I use my computer as a media server to stream to a roku device. It will not work in W10. I triple checked everything and it just didn't work. I plunged into a clean install as a main OS. Learned my lesson and now use dual boot.

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Hi there, first post so here goes. Im running Windows XP Sp 2. When working in windows explorer with a cd or dvd, when I have finished and put another disc in the drive, windows still shows the previous discs contents. I have tried refreshing after ejecting the disc but it doesn't help. Any ideas I can try because it has me stumped. Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Explorer still shows pevious disc contents

more info please. like are you running a program just looking in my computer then clicking on the drive? what cd rom drive is it make model

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Hi Guys,

Low level of technical expertise on my end here.

Windows explorer keeps crashing whenever I try to read or write from either my Toshiba 1TB Ext HDD or my Kingston 4GB flash drive. Both these drives work perfectly on other computers...

Please bare with me due to my limited knowledge but I will try my best to follow any advice that anyone can offer!

Kind regards
James

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When I click on Windows Explorer - 8 times out of 10 it will not open. I then click again and it does open. I often find Windows Exlorer freezes and at least 3 times I have to restart using Task Manager. Can anyone suggest a way of fixing this problem. I have a new Asus laptop and am using Vista. Many thanks - Judy
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer keeps freezing

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Hello.. please help.

My PC got infected by a virus or a worm C:\SUD\SSOW\sep.exe and everytime I will open windows explorer, the " windows explorer experienced a problem..." message would appear and then it would freeze. It is only after I end the explorer.exe process that the pc would run again. Now I cannot open windows explorer because of that, all applications are running well except for the windows explorer.

I managed to delete C:\SUD\SSOW\sep.exe by Malwarebytes anti-malware but still windows explorer acts the same. please help.

Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:19:47 PM, on 12/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows7\RunMe\RunMe.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows7\VisualTaskTips\VisualTaskTips.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\bdmcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\bdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Digsby\lib\digsby-app.exe
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Answer:Windows Explorer Freezing All the Time

Please follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/new-instructions-read-this-before-posting-for-malware-removal-help-305963.html for further assistance.

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Could anyone help me solve this. It only happens when I view certain websites, the screen just freezes up and I have to do a control-alt-delete to get rid of the internet explorer window. I am running Windows 98.

Answer:Internet Explorer freezing in Windows 98

What sites? They could be sites that make use of MacroMedia flash, or something that is corruped on your machine.

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I've been having problems with Windows Explorer not loading properly for a few weeks now. It does various things, the first one is not loading at all. The files won't load, and the green loading bar just never finishes, not matter how long I leave it. The magnifying glass just keeps circling, and the cursor just stays as that blue circle (I've added an example below).

Sometimes it will load to some degree; the files will sort of load, but the thumbnails will remain entirely white (some still won't show up at all), the folders empty, and often when they're like that and I try to right click on a white thumbnail the page will freeze up completely, and I won't even be able to close it. I have to restart my computer. This is happening constantly now. Sometimes it will happen as soon as I log on, other times it will be alright for an hour or so, and then start this.

Unfortunately my computer has no suitable restore points on it to try and restore it back to how it was before all this started, and I have no idea what caused it. I've had Windows 7 almost since it was first released, and the same computer, and I've never had this problem before. I'd be very grateful for any other suggestions on how to fix this. Thanks.

Answer:Windows Explorer won't load and keep freezing

Welcome to the forums!

First I would suggest all the standard scans. Malwarebytes and an A/V scan at the minimum. Then you could run a sfc/scannow to check for and repair any corrupted system files, I've added a link to a tutorial on how to do that if you haven't before. But run a good deep scan by your malware and anti virus first.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi guy

1st time posting in a tech forum so if I miss out any details or anything let me know or if Ive posted in the wrong board could a mod be kind enough to move to the correct board :)

I have Vista on a Dell Laptop. Quick backstory, Ive been a longtime user of the free version of AVG as my AV, around a month ago when I tried to upgrade to the 2011 version I had an installation error and couldnt get it installed, so for around a month I used PC Tools AntiVirus as my AV.

Last night PC Tools Antivirus froze during a scan, it had done that once before but when I restarted it was fine. I was unable to restart when I noticed the freeze as I had a few poker tourneys running and it didnt close when I hit End Task so I left it frozen on the screen for around an 2-3 hours. My whole comp then completely froze and wouldnt respond at all so I had to do a hard reboot. When I got back in my settings have been randomly changed and/or disappeared. MSN no longer auto remembered my username and password, Skype didnt remember my password and gave me the new user screen at startup, Itunes is giving me an error about being unable to connect to the sync server, Chrome had returned to default settings and when I ran a game from CD it couldnt auto find my last saved game (Normally has a button for continuing last saved game, this was greyed out with error message about an XML parsing error). The tech support for the game told me to delete the settings folder which I think has worked but... Read more

Answer:Windows Freezing, Explorer crashes

Start by getting rid of AVG - it's the weakest antivirus on the planet and your problems may well have been caused by malware that it's let through. PC Tools is not much better either (plus it's a huge drain on system resources).

Avast Antivirus Free is much more reliable, and the recently released "Outpost Security Suite Free" is probably the best free online security package currently available.

Avast Antivirus Free: http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download

Outpost Security Suite Free: http://free.agnitum.com/

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My windows explorer runs really really slow when you simply click on files that are about the size of an mp3 or larger. This is especially noticable with my secondary drive (F: drive) and the mp3 player that I connect via USB that acts as an external drive (G when plugged to the computer. My computer does run a lot in the background, most of it being junk for the stupid satellite internet system (yes, laugh. I hate it), but it still seems odd that, especially with movies, I can't even get them to open at all; it just freezes, but if I do start>run and put in the file name, it goes fine. I've got Windows 2000 with 256 MB RAM. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks,
Dan
 

Answer:Slloooww Windows Explorer/freezing

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So sometimes when I try to click the bottom-left start icon, it suddenly does not work. I hover over it but it doesn't change color nor work at all, but after i restart explorer.exe from task manager it starts working again. This happens randomly, and can happen again in a short while after restarting explorer.exe. I have this same problem on another computer running Windows 8.1 and I have not installed anything extra on that computer yet. I saw someone say disabling OneDrive syncing would solve this problem, but even if I did that it is still occasionally freezing up. The only thing that doesn't work is the bottom-left button, but since I don't use anything else but that button to go to the start menu, I'm not sure if the start menu is frozen as well and I will check that next time the freeze occurs. This has been pestering me a while now and is a bit problematic since even event viewer doesn't have any information on it.

EDIT: The problem doesn't seem to be explorer.exe as a whole, since the taskbar works and windows open and close properly. I can also view and use explorer.exe normally (browse files and folders and open programs). However, the charms do not appear and the start button in the bottom-left doesn't work at all, i can't click it to get to the start screen nor right click it to show the menu. In other words it seems to be the start menu freezing, but there's nothing in event viewer that would indicate a problem. Restarting explorer.exe fixes this problem tempor... Read more

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After I turn on my computer and login to my account, I am able to use the computer for a few minutes before my computer freezes. I am able to move my mouse around, but every program and windows explorer is unresponsive. The computer unfreezes after a couple of minutes, but then freezes again after some seconds of use. Windows Explorer must restart often and many programs that automatically run on the computer close because of errors. The computer also takes a very long time to start up and can get stuck on a black screen. It is not any different in Safe Mode. The computer is an HP Touchscreen.


OPERATING SYSTEM (OS):

Windows Vista HOme Premium Service Pack 1
- Did you do any of the following:
- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program?
Avast Anitivirus, but it found nothing.


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Answer:Windows Explorer and Other Programs Freezing

Recently got a blue screen of death, and the computer won't start at all.

Is it possible that my computer is overheating? If so I can use the warranty.

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