" I have picture folders set to show thumbnails. "
Microsoft's picture rendering is not "robust." When it encounters an oddly encoded picture, the machine may close programs or even reboot in protest. A workaround is to turn off previews and thumbnails.
If there is time I track down the jpeg that causes this (or picture) and then re-encode with IRFANVIEW so I can turn thumbnails back on.
Microsoft seems to not be fixing this one.
Hi, I've a problem with XP home edition running on my AMD 64 3000 with 512MB ram. For the last few months the "My Pictures" folder on my pc shuts down or freezes unexpectedly, causing me to lose my work. It usually happens when I'm trying to save a picture or burrow deep into a folder. It seems to have got worse recently, shutting down "windows explorer" or, "my computer" when I try to open a file. The same thing can happen with word files, although less frequently when I'm trying to save them. It has happened when I've tried to paste a jpeg into a word document. Invariably the application I want to use will also close. I have picture folders set to show thumbnails.
I have Norton 2005, Ad-aware, Spybot and Microsoft Anti-spyware installed and up to date and regularly run them all but to no avail.
Any help would be gratefully received. Thank you.