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Vista Explorer Hangs/Freezes or does not respond

by adrian6100 / February 17, 2009 2:07 AM PST

When I try to browse through folders and files in the Program Files Folder, Explorer hangs!I have to open Task Manager, end the Explorer process and start it again. I had this problem before with videos but i fixed it. Now, it hangs on folders in The Program Files folder. Can anyone help me correct this?

HP Pavilion desktop, A6150D
Vista Home Basic
Intel Pentium D 1.6GHZ
256MB ATI Radeon X1050

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Explorer crash/hang
by jtrag / February 17, 2009 2:38 AM PST

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, etc..please download this free tool:

CCleaner -

Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you!Just uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar.
It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.
Click on CCleaner to start it. Then click "Run Cleaner", just use the windows tab up front by default.

Once it completes, exit CCleaner, and then click on your Start Menu in Windows and click on RUN (If on Vista, type CMD in the search box on your start menu and right click CMD.exe (command prompt) then choose "Run as Administrator".

In the command prompt, type the following command:

chkdsk /f c:

The "c:" is your windows installation drive. This is usually c:, but if your's is different, you'll want to change it accordingly in the command above.

What the command above does is schedules a disk check/repair the next time the computer boots.

Now, reboot your computer and try running stuff again and see if explorer still crashes.

Hope this helps Happy If not, let me know and we'll figure it out Happy

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In Addition To The Previously Posted Steps..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 17, 2009 6:30 AM PST

Please add 1 GB of RAM to the computer.. You'll notice a major difference on Vista, even your Vista basic, if you have 2 GB of RAM.

Hope this helps.


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Steps to prevent computer freezing
by safewaresoft / February 17, 2009 7:07 PM PST

I just searched and found out a few simple steps to prevent computer freezing. Here is the link for you. I thought this to be simple that we can follow.

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