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#1 norco1

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:32 AM

i'm unable to open any zip file without my os crashing. i checked for malware and virus penetration with nothing related turning up. clicking on the zip program creates a progressive loop of ie going on and off until i can restart. please advise

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:41 AM

Are you using the native zip. program or a third party software?

Edited by ThunderZ, 26 August 2009 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

thanks for your prompt reply. using original zip

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:41 PM

So we are clear on just what is happening, your title says your OS = XP crashes. Your post says IE (browser) go`s into a loop of starting\stopping\starting(?).

Does this happen on all .zips regardless of their content?

What vers. of IE are you running?

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:04 PM

,,,,,,,,,,,, on all zips. ie version 7

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:57 PM

The only reference I can find anywhere on the Net to a similar problem concerns Vista and IE8. The only work around suggested is to use a third party software.

A well spoke of free one is 7zip. A good paid for is Winrar.

I`m sure it is not the answer you were hoping for and not the answer I wanted to give.


A quick thought, although a real stretch, check your file associations.

Edited by ThunderZ, 26 August 2009 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:25 AM

thanks for your interest and assistance. have tried 3rd party software w/o success.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:28 AM

I am at a complete lose on this one. :thumbsup:

Other then the minimal info. already mentioned I can not find a thing about the same problem.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

I've not heard of a system crashing on a specific file...but I would delete the file association data (for .zip file extensions) and recreate it on the chance that it also can become corrupt/damaged.

Explorer/Tools/Folder Options...File Types tab...scroll down to .zip extension. I recommend changing it to 7-Zip, after installing same.

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