Select Directory & Computer Freezes

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by thestonecrusher, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. I am running XP Home Ed on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop. I have one
    directory with a lot of stuff in it. Now when I try to access it,
    it comes up, but when I select a folder or file in that directory,
    the computer freezes. I tried it in safe mode & I was able to move
    one of the folders to a different location, and then the computer
    froze again. Sometimes just selecting the directory causes the
    computer to freeze. Everything else seems to be OK.

    Any suggestions?

    thestonecrusher, Nov 8, 2006
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  2. thestonecrusher

    Pennywise Guest

    This can happen if you have an .AVI file in that folder.

    Start | Run <type in>
    regsvr32 -u shimgvw.dll

    This disables windows previewing (no thumbnails in the explorer
    window) and allow the directory to be viewed.

    Start | Run <type in>
    regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
    To toggle it back on.
    Pennywise, Nov 8, 2006
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    ProfGene Guest

    Try moving folders from the command prompt.
    ProfGene, Nov 27, 2006
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