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Opening Some Folders Crash Windows Explorer


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#1 Pooka

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:18 AM

I have several folders that when I try to open them-- They will open and then a "Send Error Report" window pops up stating that "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close". The folder will then be forced to close (along with any other folders that I might also have open at the time) and the screen goes blank for a second and then my desktop reappears with all the programs restarting in lower right corner.

One folder will even do the same thing if I just hold my cursor over the folder for a second. It will generate "error" window and semi-crash my windows.

It is not on most of my folders, just 3 or 4. I cannot delete the folders because it will do the same thing as opening it. I cannot move it because same things happens.

I have tried all the fix programs that I have and they crash as soon as the affected folder is scanned.

I have even tried doing scanning by Symantec and Panda and Trend Micro online and they just mysteriously close as soon as they get to the affected folders. BitDefender, Spybot, Ad-Aware and McAfee Stinger also crash or freeze up. So does Norton SystemWorks in its Virus Scan and its WinDocter...

I have tried to delete or move in "Safe Mode"-- same results.

Does anyone have some idea of what is causing this and how to fix it? (Hopefully without having to reformat)

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:48 AM

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