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#1 legoman786

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 10:14 AM

whenever i go to a specific folder in my HD a message pops up saying the windows explorer has been shut down. and restarts when i hit the ok button. this has never done it b4 i wanna know what in the living heck is going on!! i have many important files located in that folder, and i cannot access them. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:21 AM

Have you scanned for viruses, spyware, and adware using current definition files. Or it may be a conflict with another app. Have you recently installed any hardware or software?

It may be helpful to others if you post your OS.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:31 AM

my comp has been infected and with the help of the HiJack This team i got it cleaner than ever b4

i have WinXP SP1

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 12:07 PM

I'm glad you got cleaned, but have you done RECENT scans? Since this only happens when you go to "a specific folder", my first thought is that folder is either infected or corrupted. To see if it's infected, run up-to-date malware, spyware, anti-virus programs. Be sure to update before running.

If you don't have these programs post here and there will be suggestions.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 12:49 PM

First thing you need to do is go to
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
in internet explorer

and GET SERIVE PACK 2 (SP2)

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 12:52 PM

my dad will kill if he finds any hint of SP2

i can open and browse in the folder then it will bring up an error report window and my entire desktop goes blank

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:40 PM

What exactly, everything, does the error message say? Also, I don't have (don't want/it's a personal thing) XP. Does it have an event viewer?

I may be off base, but you still haven't stated about RECENT scan results.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:37 PM

i will get to scanning the folder ASAP, but i have 1.25gbs of stuff and a 5400RPM HD... in turn that equals really long scanning time, i have things to do, stuff to fix, people to help. maybe tomorrow morning

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:12 AM

ok i have scanned the folder with everything i have, nothing. is there a way to move the files somewhere else without actually opening the folder?




P.S.: i shoulda told u guys this a long time ago, i d/l-ed a codec pack because i was sick and tired of d/l-ing videos that couldnt be played. after i did this, then all the problems started occurring.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:29 AM

w00t!! i just uninstalled the codec pack, and presto! the codec packs name is Ace Mega Codec Pack. i think it caused some kind of unexplanable conflict of some sort. well, i'm gonna update most of the files now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:01 AM

I suggest you get into the routine, of backing up importat files to disk, at least once a month.
More often, if you add, or make changes to, files a lot.
In this instance, you were lucky. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 12:03 PM

yea, whew. not d/l-ing another codec pack for awhile lol

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:30 PM

You should convince your dad on the benefits of downloading (actually ordering the free cd instead of downloading) SP2 as you can get no other future Windows updates until you do.

Your system right now is a catastrophe waiting to occur, with serious security faults too numerous to mention that were addressed in SP 2, plus it is now and will become even more so a slower system than one with SP2.




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