Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:30 AM
My Satellite Pro M70-220 laptop is running on Win XP Pro SP3, fully updated.
When I right-click on the "My Computer" icon on the Desktop, the arrow-head pointer changes to an "hourglass pointer", and everything on the screen becomes unresponsive i.e basically the screen feezes. When I click on the "turnoff" option in the "shutdown" drop-down list of Windows Task Manager, an "End Now" box pops-up, and indicates that Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) is being shutdown, and to click on the "End Now" button to end the program immediately, but warning that any unsaved data will be lost (or something to that effect). The computer shutsdown, and after I reboot the problem may or may not occur again.
There does not seem be a problem when I use Windows Explorer to select, explore and navigate the hard drive's 4 partions to acces folders and files. Its only seems to occur when I right-click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop.
Would appreciate if anyone could advise why this is happening and on how to resolve it.