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Windows 8 File Explorer virtually unusable


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#1 ArnoldVeltmann

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

Hello, 

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (pro, 64bit) and everything seemed to be fine, except even in the beggining the file explorer was very very slow. (Had the green bar loading all the time) But today, the file explorer became completely unusable, 19 out of 20 times when I open "My Computer" it doesn't even show me my harddrives, even tho it should say Local Disc C and Local Disc D etc. 
Screenshot: http://www.upload.ee/image/4232554/sasasa.png
While trying to upload this file, it didn't recognize at first that I had actually selected an image. The images while trying to select a file to upload are either blanks or pieces of paper, instead of previews.
Screenshot: http://www.upload.ee/image/4232556/****.png
When trying to load a folder, in this case DOWNLOADS folder, where there should be a couple of TV series and a few films, it comes up with nothing, also the green bar is constant, and doesn't give results in the end. + I can't change the preview of images, like if they have small icons, big icons, medium icons etc. It has been grayed out.
Screenshot: http://www.upload.ee/image/4232560/greenbarftw.png
Also if I delete an image, it remains on my desktop till I restart my PC. Overally it's really really slow and very many of the functions seem to not work.

I have ClassicShell installed, I've tried uninstalling it, didn't work, reinstalled it, because I find it easier to find control panel and etc with.

This is all software I currently have installed:
http://www.upload.ee/image/4232563/software.png

Hardware:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
RAM: 8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (Vengeance)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA790XT-UD4P 
Video: ATI Radeon HD 4870 (1024 MB)
HDD1: WD 500 GB/16MB/S-ATA 
HDD2: Samsung 200 GB/8MB/S-ATA II 
Power Supply: 650W Chieftec CFT-650-14CS

Hope someone has an idea how to help,
thanks, Arnold clear.png:)



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#2 rockysosua

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

How long did it work well until it started really acting up today?

Have you looked in the task manager to see if anything is stealing all your power while you're trying to navigate with Explorer?

Is anything else slow?


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#3 ArnoldVeltmann

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:33 PM

How long did it work well until it started really acting up today?

Have you looked in the task manager to see if anything is stealing all your power while you're trying to navigate with Explorer?

Is anything else slow?

Hey, thanks for the response, I guess it was working fine for like 1-2 days, and after that it started going a bit slow and green bars came something regular, so it was working okay, for like 3 days total.
And nope, anything else isn't taking the power, CPU is currently only 3% in use and memory 20% in use. 
And nope, all else is fine, start up is fast, internet works like a charm, playing games on Steam is fine, downloading stuff off the internet is good also.

Arnold.

 

Edit: here's a photo aswell
http://www.upload.ee/image/4232598/taskbar.png


Edited by ArnoldVeltmann, 27 August 2014 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:30 AM

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I fixed my problem with this:
http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/19373-right-click-menu-lag-my-pc.html#post187343






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