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System hangs when trying to access Downloads folder/ opens very slow


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#1 jackuars

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:28 PM

I've a problem that the Downloads folder on my system is opening very slow and at times it makes the system to freeze. This happens only when I try to access the contents of that folder. I've tried the following till now and havn't yet solved this problem.

  • Scanned for viruses or spywares in the system. Used MBAM and TDSSKiller. No infections.
  • Switched the View of that folder from Large Icons to Detail or List View.
  • Customized the folder for "General" items. Right click on folder->Properties->Customize tab->Optimize this folder for General Items

  • Defragmented the folder using Piriform Defraggler.

So anyone knows what's going wrong with my system. Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Mod Edit: Removed DDS log - Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 26 July 2012 - 03:39 PM.
Merged posts, deleted DDS data - Hamluis.


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#2 narenxp

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

Did you run chkdsk?

Please EDIT your previous reply and remove the DDS log.We dont need them

Click on startmenu and type

cmd

Right click on it and select run as administrator and run this command

chkdsk /r

Click Y to schedule it on next reboot

Restart the PC,allow chkdsk to run and see if you can open Downloads folder now

Please create a new user account and see if you have the same issue

good luck

Edited by narenxp, 26 July 2012 - 08:51 AM.





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