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Q: Explorer Freezes

Hi - very strange and very ongoing problem here.

Windows XP SP2 - I've uninstalled everything I can. Searched for Viruses, Trojans etc..

The basic problem is that the computer freezes.
The CPU usage doesn't spike it just freezes and then starts again.
When I shut down I often get an Exporer.exe error.

I've been working on this for a week. I don't want to reformat unless I have to.

I attached my HiJackThis log... Any ideas?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:08:19 PM, on 1/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Kernell.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Adminstrator\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = [http://search.msn.com/spbasic.htm
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1167853696921
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: System Event Trap (Evttrp) - Cat Soft - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Kernell.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) NMS (NMSSvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe

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A: Explorer Freezes

What is this service, I can find no useful information on it and it looks suspicious:

O23 - Service: System Event Trap (Evttrp) - Cat Soft - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Kernell.exe

If you did not install it and cannot vouch for it, I would recommend removing it.

To do this go to start > run cmd and at the prompt enter:

sc delete Evttrp

and reboot.

Alternately you can just disable the service by running services.msc and finding

"System Event Trap" and double click and set the startup mode to disabled and reboot.

If you are sure that service is not involved in the problem you should be looking into overheating as a possible issue.

Blow out any dust from the computer and ensure the fan is working.

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I got a rather irritating Virtumundo problem earlier and while i did manage to remove it or so the virtumunodbegone program claims, my browsers are not working properly so i would like some help in fixing them if possible. (and gods know what other old stuff is on my computer as aside from some scans and such i haven't done any serious cleaning o.O)Here is my highjackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 15:38:23, on 03.04.2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Programfiler\D-Tools\daemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Programfiler\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Programfiler\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exeC:\Programfiler\Sym... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan. You have a very severely infected system -- likely because of the lack of antivirus & firewall software.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can clean this machine but I cannot guarantee it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

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Hi to everybody. I have read tons of forums about this issue and I tried to do what advised, but I couldn't solve this issu with my PC.
I upgraded my system 1 month ago, but I didn't achieve a stable configuration. New componets are MB, CPU, RAM and SSHD. I have suspects on PSU even nominal power should be ok.

---PC Configuration:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Z87-K
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) Memory
Ati Radeon HD5850
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive
PSU Modular Power Supply ATX 700W
keyboard logithech usb wireless
mouse advent wireless
---Symptoms:

Immediately after the boot, the graphic card fan starts increasing speed and then the system freezes. If I disable and re-enable the graphic card, fan stops overunning immediately and run normally; the system freezes later, randomly.
After 3-4 hard resets, the system asks me to restore the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

After downgrading the graphic drivers, the system appeared stable for some days. But now it started again freezing in a different way: rather than increasing the card's fan speed, the graphic card starts flickering. It stops if I disable and re-enable the graphic card, but it starts again after few minutes and the system freezes.

Freezing mechanism: explorer stops responding, but the mouse pointer is still working. After 20-30 seconds mouse freezes as well. It happens randomly in idle state, using google chrome or ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes after few minutes. Explorer hangs and then freezes.

Unless the new hardware you fitted is almost identical to the old, which I doubt, you should do a clean install of Windows. The main reason is the drivers from the old stuff are still around and are messing things up.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG.
 

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I have a Windows 7 64 bit laptop with 8gb ram. I have never had this problem until now. It freezes all the time and will not shut down. Am I infected? Freezing happened after a java update.

A:Computer freezes, windows explorer freezes frequently

Are you sure that the java update was from oracle or some fake ad?

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My problem is that my Explorer.exe browser freezes very very often and my Internet Browser closes automatically I know I had virtumode (trojan). I also had problem's with CiD popups becauses of a program called WinZix. My HiJack This Log Is below!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:41, on 8/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe
C:\Program Files\Sam's US Downloader 1.3.5.1\USDownloader.exe
C:\Program Files\TechTracker\VersionTracker Pro\VersionTrackerPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpyEraser\SpyEraser.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti Trojan Elite\TJEnder.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\ToolProcessManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local P... Read more

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I have a school laptop that runs XP Pro SP3. I don't remember exactly what caused it, I think I was going to uninstall an old version of Visual Basic or something, but it is completely unusable right now. It takes about 3 minutes just to get past "Loading personal settings...", and when it does, it takes another 5 minutes just to get explorer running. Any time I open a program, open the start menu, or do ANYthing that uses explorer, explorer.exe completely freezes. I'm still able to work if I have the window open already, but until explorer unfreezes I cannot open/close anything else. It takes roughly 5 minutes to unfreeze.

Safe mode works okay. I do not have any startup items set. I've tried fixing the registry with CCleaner, Advanced System Care Pro, RegCure, and RegCleaner but still cannot fix it. I've also tried creating a new user profile and deleting the other one, but that doesn't work either. I also tried scanning it with Malwarebytes, but found nothing.

I would reformat the thing, but it's a school laptop and I don't have the original Windows disk. Also I'd lose the security software they have installed on there, so that's really not an option.

Anyone have ideas?

A:XP Pro Explorer Freezes

How much Free Space do you have on your C: drive? How much RAM do you have? Have you Defraged your computer lately? Your HDD may be failing. Run the HDD Diagnostic tests for your HDD Manufacturer.

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Greetings Forum,
Starting yesterday everytime I close My Documents my Windows Explorer crashes/freezes. I have to use the Task Manager to close and restart explorer. I would prefer not to do that everytime I close My Documents. I have gone to the Event Viewer to see if there was a conflict or evidence of something happening but I dont see anything. Is there a fix or repair for this? Any help would be great and thanks.
Windows XP SP3
Intel P4 2.60
1.25G RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
 

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I have a machine that is running XP professional, at a website where I have to fill in information, my machine freezes up and only a re-boot brings it back to life. I can go to a machine that has 98 loaded, go to the same site and not have any problems and just fly through what I have to type in. Any suggestions why and how can I fix it?
Thanks!
 

A:Explorer freezes in XP

just a suggestion -
some sites will not allow access if you are running a firewall, popup blockers, etc.... so if you are using the XP firewall, try turning it off.
 

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Hi,

I am experiencing a recurring freeze of Explorer when I right click to bring up menus.

Here is the error listed in the system event log:

"The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 80070422 from line 45 of d:\longhorn\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error."

Eventdata:

" param1 d:\longhorn\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp
param2 45
param3 80070422"

Can anyone please help me with this? I'm extremely confused because my D: drive is my DVD drive.

I've tried removing added items from my right-click menu, but no luck.

Thanks in advance!
 

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im hoping u guys can help...my b/f has windows 2000...it has always been slow loading but for the last two days he cant get anywhere as windows freezes completely...he reinstalled windows but this hasnt helped....any ideas guy...thanks
 

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Explorer freezes anytime. I run Spybot, Windows Defender and Prevx 2.0 beta.
Heres my HiJackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:50:54, on 2007-05-21
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx1\PXAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx1\PXConsole.exe
C:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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So after I finally got my laptop working again my desktop (dell e310) started acting weird.

There are 4 user accounts and all the accounts seem to freeze at startup. I mean the icons next to the clock (task tray or whatever), only a few load and show up and it seems they click IE or anything and itll than immediately freeze. But its odd in that JUST the Start button, any tabs there successfully opened, and the clock icons freeze. Desktop wise you can click the icons however they dont open.

But then again, on my account I can click my computer and such and itll just have a flashlight looking for the folder. Odd. My clock icons dont all load either. If I X out of the my computer itll then proceed to freeze.

Although going into safe mode there is no lag or freezing.

My thoughts are and Ive done a lot with computers so Im pretty computer literate is that either there is a virus, or a possible drive failure. Not sure though.

Any thoughts? And no I dont have AV on that computer as I didnt think they were visiting areas that were malicious.

Any opinions would be helpful.

Thanks.

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bump for some help lol.

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Im running Vista Buisness and everytime I try to open a folder or right click anything explorer either freezes or does nothing. I also cant use the delete button or control+c etc.. I can open other files perfectly fine though. If im using a program to view files it work though.

A:Explorer freezes

What are you system specs? (processor manufacturer and speed, graphics card, type of computer, etc.)

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When I open explorer it freezes for about 10 minutes, after which the PC goes back to normal, does anyone know what could be causing this
 

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Hi,

Could anyone please help me with this reoccuring issue. Everytime I connect to the internet through my ISP and click on internet explorer, it freezes up either immediately, or it will run for a while and then freeze. I can only connect through AOL and then run internet explorer continuously without any problems. I currently have nunet as my isp along with aol. I thought the problem was nunet so I signed up with netzero and I am having the same problem. I have ran multiple antivirus and spyware programs including: spybot, avg, norton's, adaware, advanced windows care, and hijack this. All problems have been fixed according to them. Also all my updates have been performed. I am using service pack 2. I appreciate any advice you can offer. Tnank you for your support!

A:Explorer freezes

Try Firefox from Mozilla.org

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A new issue has arisen.

I walked away from my computer for a while. When I got back, Chrome had frozen up, and it was so bad I couldn't even get Task Manager opened nor explorer responding in general. The other couple of windows I had open were still able to respond and close properly, mouse and keyboard were working, but Explorer was just done. It didn't even show the tabs disappear as the windows closed.

I've already run both the windows Chkdsk and Western Digital diagnostic on my drives, they came up clean. Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot S&D and my Avast! antivirus, THEY all came up clean. I've also run system-file-checker, sfc /scannow, and got that fixed.
 

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hello guys, nice forum you've got here!

anyway, I'm having a biiiig problem with my laptop (right in the midle of a college assignment) and this one I don't seem to get it fixed. so, a few days ago I installed connectifyme but, since it was trial version a uninstalled it yesterday using youruninstaller, and when it asked me if I wanted to reboot or wait I said wait, played skyrim for a couple hours and shut down the computer. today wanted to turn it on and it does start, but freezes with a white taskbar with no items. the desktop items are there but nothig happens when I click. tried to open the task maneger but it is has been trying to open it for 3hours.
already did a system restore with setting from 3 days ago and nothing changed.
already tried to fix windows start with the windows 7 cd but no luck.

any ideas?
greetings from Portugal

A:Explorer.exe (I guess) freezes

Bom dia Bernardo and welcome to SevenForums,

Can you open an elevated command prompt (cmd window) and then type:

sfc /scannow <enter>

After it finishes, please post the contents of the window in your next reply.

Obrigado,
Golden

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When I am browsing "My Computer", it freezes and forces me to use Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:52:46 AM, on 12/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\SearchUpgrader\SearchUpgrader.exe
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A:Windows Explorer Freezes!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

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I hace windows xp and every time i start windows explorer my computer freezes up, i ran spybot, adaware, norton anti-virus and windows is up to date and it still does it even when i start my computer too
 

A:win explorer freezes whole computer

Go to:
http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/

Download Hijack This
Unzip it, & Run it by clicking SCAN, when its done, DO NOT FIX/CHECK ANYTHING!!! Click SAVE LOG and after saving it, the log should pop-up copy and paste everything to a post here.
 

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Hello all!
Have this slight problem:
sometimes (still, quite often actually) windows explorer freezes and cannot display information such as drives and partitions; have to stop windows explorer and restart it and then it works. Cannot see any pattern for this to happen.
Has this happened to someone else ?
All the best
Fran?ois

A:windows explorer freezes

Is Explorer the only application that freezes? If not, I'd suggest that it might be a hardware/IRQ problem and to check your device manager for anything that stands out. If anything, it's a drive or partition and Explorer is having to 'poll' the drive, finding error(s) and causing it to hang. Or, it's a network drive or device? Kindly fill out your 'System Specs' so we can all have a better look.

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Hello everyone, I've been using these fourms for a few years sense I built my computer. I was having hardware issues and you guys helped me fix my computer before, I think I have a more serious problem than I had before. I'll try to keep this as short as I can, I've had a lot of computers over the years not to say I'm that savvy but I know what I'm doing somewhat, I've delt with most of any computer problems you could think of but i think this is beyond google instructions. It started I'd say about a week ago my explorer kept crashing when I opened any folders, I was searching for a solution for a while but I could just browse using programs so I put up with it for a while. I formatted my computer about 4 days ago, and it wouldn't get through "completeing instalation" , I had to turn something on in bios it wasn't RAID but it was the other one I forget what it was also unplugg all USB and use devicemg to turn off the unknown devices that where freezing the instalation of windows, it installed and everything looked to be fine, finally formatted my computer and tried to open a folder and after all that I'm back at square one with the folders not opening. Explorer doesn't crash anymore but it freezes up and I need to restart explorer to do anything else. I can open the event viewer but I've only recently read about event viewer so idk how to use it. My wireless adapter requires drivers to work I got them on a ... Read more

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I can't seem to use Internet Explorer because as soon as it comes up, it freezes on me. I've ran HiJack and found this trust zone, which will not disappear. Ad-aware can't pick it up either. I dont know if this is why my internet's messed up though.

My hijack log file.


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 오전 9:10:05, on 2007-09-11
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CNSoft\MR613C~1.ONC\m2HostHelp.exe
C:\Program Files\CNSoft\Mr.ON Client\m2HostService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Prismsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\802.11g USB2.0 adapter\WiFiCFG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\802.11g USB2.0 adapter\bak\WiFiCFG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CNSoft\Mr.ON Client\m2Host.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\skanneri.exe

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A:Internet Explorer freezes

Apologies for the delay in responding.

The workload on this forum is intense, and sometimes it is not possible to respond to every inquiry.

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Lately, every time I open the internet, everything will be fine and then it freezes and it happens more frequently. It hard to close the window or when I Control + Alt + Delete. What is going on?

Also, I'm having a hard time, logging into this site. I get this message when I try to log in:

In order to accept POST request originating from this domain, the admin must add this domain to the whitelist.
 

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I know this question or issue has been addressed however, it seems as though most of them are closed and I cannot reply to them or post new under them....So here it goes; My explorere constantly freezes - not during any specific times such as opening a certain window or opening a certain file...just random and it's so frustrating...here is a lot of information but I'm hoping that it will help.

I have Windows Vista 32 Bit
Explorer 8 - (which I thought I had reverted back to 7!)
Toshiba Satellite A135S2266 Laptop
RAM is 1.5 (which I added the one GB, it was the 576 mb or something like that)
Intel(R) Celeron M CPU 430 @ 1.73GHz 1.73GHz (whatever this last part means)

I want a new computer (Laptop) and I will get one but for now, this one will have to do. The freezing is very frustrating when I have to do things on here.

My two main error messages:
Description:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01da5
Hang Signature: 7ce1
Hang Type: 128
Waiting on Application Name: svchost.exe:AudioClientRpc
Waiting on Application Version: 0.0.0.0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 9224369711237709974176f646a5196a
Additional Hang Signature 2: 3607
Additional Hang Signature 3: 76bb4323b453f4f8bf75599c6d50c88d
Additional Hang Signature 4: 7ce1
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The client's machine in question is a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista Home P SP2 with 2GB RAM. It's running Norton 360.

On startup everything LOOKS as though it's loaded OK except explorer isn't working. The 'start' button doesn't work and none of the shortcuts like windows/E, windows/R work. Checking with process explorer shows explorer is using around 50% CPU (though, from what I've read that might just be what Vista does!). If I terminate the explorer process and start it manually, it seems to work OK (although still using ~50% CPU) with most functionality restored, except that the 'start' menu is empty... no 'pinned' items and no recent programs. I've checked the registry for the explorer profiles and there is nothing relevant in there which might cause that effect. It also looks as though switching to Classic Menus work OK (albeit slowly) but I haven't investigated this deeply.

I've disabled all startups that are not immediately needed (which is most of them). I've checked with HJT and there's nothing particularly contentious, though I have trried removing BHO and context menu items (and put them back again!)

I tried creating a new account and that started up OK, with explorer working as it should.

I've run MBAM in safe mode and found no significant infections (1 file related to FunwebProducts) HOWEVER while in safe mode running the scan (on the new user account) explorer again f... Read more

A:Explorer freezes on startup

From the number of times I've found this problem on the web without solution, I'm not expecting a lot from here so have now generated my own solution which isn't ideal but does at least work. It has also thrown up a few interesting facts.

The memory problem may have been a red-herring. I've since retested and found nothing wrong after extensive scanning. Perhaps the problem was with memtest86 running in dual-processor mode.

I created a new user and then used the files and settings transfer wizard to export from the old account and into the new one. This new account seems to be working without problem, although it only transfers Microsnot settings so things like Picasa face groups need renaming.

The new account now starts and explorer DOES NOT now use around 50% CPU, in fact it's mostly dormant.

So the conclusions may be that there is something in the old user account that was trying to run within explorer and not managing. Whether it would ever have succeeded or given up if I'd waited long enough (many hours probably), I don't know, but I rather suspect not. I've no idea what it is that's causing the problem but, worse, I've no idea how to go about finding out what explorer tries to do as it starts up the desktop in Vista.
 

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I started a thread under Windows Vista Support first then I read about Hijack this so I am posting the log her as instructed

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Genaro Araujo on 2008-04-17 10:44:02
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
5: 2008-04-17 16:36:08 UTC - RP64 - Scheduled Checkpoint
4: 2008-04-16 21:47:17 UTC - RP62 - Installed Nero 7 Ultra Edition
3: 2008-04-16 14:31:41 UTC - RP61 - Windows Update
2: 2008-04-16 07:19:50 UTC - RP60 - Windows Update
1: 2008-04-16 05:25:32 UTC - RP59 - Installed Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional - English, Fran?ais, Deutsch


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 81% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (1024 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Genaro Araujo.exe) ---------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:49:23 AM, on 4/17/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
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I am unsure what section to put this in, so I apologize if this is in fact the wrong forum.

My problem is as stated - as soon as I log in on my desktop (I am on my laptop here) Windows Explorer freezes. Nothing on the taskbar is clickable - the time on it does not move. Nothing on the desktop is clickable, either, but despite this skype, one of the programs that automatically loads when I log in is accessible via alt-tabbing to it; it works just fine. If I hit ctr-alt-del, I am able to log off, change my password and so forth, but if I open the task manager (either by that method or by ctr-shift-escape) the task manager is likewise frozen, unable to click anything on it. At no point however does it go pure white and prompt a message that informs me it is unresponsive, giving me the option of restarting it or waiting for it to respond.

This started today. It has never happened before on this computer. It is, as far as I can recall, running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Explorer freezes on log in

Hi Thomas and welcome to Seven Forums.

First of all did you install anything on the computer, or did you do any updates of any kind?

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Past few days, every time I open My Documents, or My Computer it freezes and says something about Dr. Watson's Debugger program. I've scanned (with BitDefender and Spybot S+D), but nothing comes up. Is this not a virus problem? Here is my HJT logfile:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:40:56 PM, on 4/05/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exeC:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\vsserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Progra... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Freezes.

Howdy Telekinetic,No infection showing here, and not sure your error is infection of not. Are you talking about desktop shortcuts, or actually trying to open the folders in Explorer? Also what software changes have you made or items recently installed? Post back on that, and do the following scan as well for now.Go Here and download Silent Runners to your desktop. Run it, and post back here the log it creates. If your AV queries the script, allow it to run. It's not malicious. It will create a file named Startup Programs, and will notify when the scan is complete. Copy the log from the Startup Programs file back here.

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Hello, can anyone help me. I have a problem with my IE it logs onto the internet ok but when I click on any link on a website it feezes and won't respond.

Below is a copy of my Hijackthis report. Any thoughts please would be evry welcome.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 06:49:06, on 23/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\ATI-CPanel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I0F2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
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A:Internet Explorer Freezes

Hello, and welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).


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Download, unzip to your desktop CWShredder and run it, then:

1. Click "Check For Update"

(If an update isn't available, skip to step #4.)

2. Click "Click here to Download the upate".
3. When the new version has been downloaded, click "Save".
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File Explorer and Free Commander both freeze regularly. Task Manager says "not responding". Either will freeze after a single icon has been clicked. That is a second click on a different icon will freeze TM. This seems to occur most often when a .exe file is clicked. I've several downloads that I am trying to install to see if I like them but am having a real problem with TM. The file remains frozen until closed in TM. But if I reopen TM and click on that file it freezes. I thought TrendMicro might be the problem but I uninstalled it and the problem remains.


 

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i cannot right click anymore, it happened after i had some virus' , some trojans are still on my computer i think. whats going on ?
 

A:log in windows 2k and explorer.exe freezes

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Usually explorer freezes while starting to play video file from youtube.com; skype messages or this is happening when I am starting to play windows game. whats wrong with my HP Dv6 1280sn laptop?

A:HP laptop explorer freezes

Update media player
Make sure all drivers are updated and functioning
Take the memory diagnostic test (put that term in search)
Make sure graphics card is working properly and is updated.

How much memory?

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OK, here is the issue. If I right-click on the start button and go to "Explore", the window pops up without a problem. But then as I navigate through the folders, it eventually freezes up once I click on a folder that contains files. So if I go to Username/Pictures/Our_Son it will freeze up rather than showing the pictures of our son.

Also if I click Start, go to Documents, or something else there, it freezes up immediately.

Besides all that, the computer has started running SLOW! Takes a while to open files.

I started noticing problems yesterday. Ran a virus scan with Webroot software and found nothing of significance. Installed and ran Spyware Doctor from PC Tools and found quite a bit of viral problems. However, nothing has fixed this problem.

(BTW, anyone know a good, virus free place to download torrents?)

Thanks,

Troy

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My internet freezes then starts again whenever i click a link that is supposed to open a new window. it will just lock up then after a while resume without opening the link i clicked on. i tried clicking again and again and letting it lock up and start again but it never opens the new window. i tried turning off my anti-virus software then clicking it and it doesnt work. i tried closes internet and trying the same link again or a different site and different link but it freezes still. I'm not sure wat is causing it?

A:Internet Explorer Freezes

download and install ATF cleanerthen run it to clean your computerhttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/atfcleaner.htmlnext download superantispywareinstall and update itthen run the full scanhttp://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/hopefully that will help update your antivirus program and do a full scan with it

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I'm running Vista Home SP2 on my laptop and my Windows Explorer freezes randomly and often and stays frozen for several minutes at a time. It doesn't matter what application I use or whether I'm using IE. It is happening more often every day.

HijackThis results are below...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:08:53 PM, on 4/23/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ReviverSoft\Driver Reviver\DriverReviver.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Canon IJ Network Scan Utility\CNMNSUT.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10e.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=83&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnb
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explor... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I'm having a really anoying problem with my fresh install of windows XP

At first everything worked fine. I updated thru windows update and even installed anti virus and spyware software like ad-aware 2007, avg free, sophos anti rootkit, spybot s&d, hijackthis and such.

Scans give me no problems at all accept for some cookies and MRU files

The problem:

Whenever i try to open for instance c:\ thru 'my computer' explorer freezes. Internet explorer freezes aswell.

I can terminate the explorer proces with task manager, it seems to shut down but doesn't restart. After opening the TaksManager it still shows explorer.exe as a running proces..

Also when i try to shutdown or restart the computer thru start it doesn't do a thing.

Going back to a previous restore point doesn't fix the problem.

I've browsed the bc forum but haven't found a solution to this problem so far. My guess is that it might have something to do with a service.msc that isn't enabled or should be disabled?!

I would really apreciate your help!
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Oh yeah, and i don't get any error messages :s
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A:Windows Explorer Freezes

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all three categories (Application, Security, and System).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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Hi, i have a problem with internet explorer, whenever i click to download something (email, files, etc) my internet explorer freezes (when i press enter it continues but dosn't begin the download), this hapens in internet explorer 7, the i decided to upgrade to 8 to see if it was fixed, it only got worse. I searched in google for this problem but i did'nt find anything, any help would me apreciated.

Specs:
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Mcafee Antivirus 2009 Suite
Spyware Doctor

Thanks

A:Internet Explorer Freezes

Hi,
1) Close all browsers
Create a CMD file and paste the following into the file:

regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Browseui.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 Wininet.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Hlink.dll /s
regsvr32 Asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 Dxtrans.dll /s
regsvr32 Dxtmsft.dll /s
regsvr32 Imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 Scrrun.dll mstinit.exe /setup
regsvr32 Msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 Jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 Wintrust.dll /s
regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 Dssenh.dll /s
regsvr32 Rsaenh.dll /s
regsvr32 Gpkcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 Sccbase.dll /s
regsvr32 Slbcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 Cryptdlg.dll /s

Run the cmd and try IE again.

Regards,
Jim

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It is few days that IE tends to freeze while surfing the web. No special indication.

Here is the Event Viewer Application Error report

"Hanging application iexplore.exe, version 7.0.6000.16544, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000."

Any help appreciated

Thx
 

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Hi,

I have a very frustrating problem with the explorer. I am surfing and then when I'm closing one of the Tabs or If I'm closing the browser completely, it just freezes.

I took some pictures that you can see the problem clearly:

1. http://lidor.net/images/1.jpg

1) On this picture you can see what happens when I closed the browser. the resize is not working and you can see on the top left side that the explorer sign turn into nothing.
(Don't mind the site him self, I did that)

2. http://lidor.net/images/2.jpg

2) on that picture you can see that I can move the explorer even though I can not do anything else.

3. http://lidor.net/images/3.jpg

3) on this last picture you can see what happens when I click on the X to close the browser.

Thanks you for your help,
Haim.
 

A:Internet Explorer 7 freezes

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I'm a technician at a student helpdesk at a small university. I've been working on this one, and for the first time, I'm stumped right off the bat...

A student brought her laptop up saying that after running for awhile, the computer will freeze and need to be shut down by holding the power button. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work. So I fired it up and pretty quickly found a corrupt (and expired) Norton installation. I wrestled with that a bit, then disabled everything but drivers in msconfig. Already it was running 200% better. I then pulled the hard drive out and plugged it into an external bay in a computer we use for virus scans. I scanned it with avast, trend micro, malwarebytes, and a2. All of them came up clean. So I put the had drive back, and not having seen any lockups, I decided it was a job well done and proceed to start windows update. After some time I noticed the download had stopped at 92%. I moved the cursor to make sure it wasn't locked up. The cursor moved, so I just blamed an internet hiccup and moved on. Later, I realized that explorer seemed to be frozen and all I could do was hold the power button. The cursor moved, the progress bar was still glowing, but everything was totally unresponsive. Today, after leaving the laptop running for a period of time, no programs running, it did the same thing. Everything looked normal until I moved the cursor over the taskbar. No response and the cursor changed to the loading circle. What's worse, she doesn't want us to rein... Read more

A:Explorer (?) Randomly Freezes

Well, this is a new one. It just froze while shutting down.

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Everytime I load Internet Explorer on my computer, it freezes up before the homepage loads. I do not know what caused this problem, but i would like to know what the solutions are to this issue. Thank you.
-Josh Miller

A:Internet Explorer Freezes

Have you updated, and run your antivirus?Have you done any online virus scans?Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?Were there any error messages?If so, what was the exact error message?You can give this a try:IEFixIEFix - is a general purpose repair utility for Internet Explorer which repairs Internet Explorer by registering it's core DLL files and reinstalls using the IE.INF file.Have you tried a repair of Internet Explorer?How to Repair Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express in Windows

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I have Vista Home Premium. Lately Internet Explorer seem to freeze often. I have 2 gb ram and the 320 gb disk is 20% full. What could be the reason? I purchased the computer some 18 months ago and the problem started only in the last month.
 

A:MS Internet Explorer freezes often

Besides my dislike of IE for similar reasons, there are things you can do. Clean out your history and temp internet file. You can go into Internet-->options in control panel and do this manually and set them to be deleted every day or so. I use a program called Window washer to clear everything once a day. It does a great job-made by Webroot. Spyware has recently surged tremendously. Download some free spyware removal tools such as SpyBot, Ad-aware--they do a reasonable job. I tried PCTOOLs Spyware Doctor which is top rated. However, I just changed to Stopzilla as it found a lot of stuff that the Doctor missed. That's kind of the way it is dealing with spyware crap. There are also some Tune Up utilities you can get that will help. Another big one to check is your registry. Most people like Registry Mechanic and I use it myself. You can hunt around and find some free ones I imagine but I've been happy with reg Mechanic. When all else fails, just forget IE and download Firefox--it's free-and it works A LOT better. It opens faster, changes pages faster and you can import all your IE favorites. Anyway, hope some of this helps. I FEEL your pain!!
 

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I am running windows xp and Interfreeze Explorer keeps freezing up on certain sites. On this site it froze up. Petfinder it freezes up and on excite mail it will freeze up yet with Netscape 7.02 I can view those sites and they don't freeze up but with crappy IE if I click links and browse it freezes.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
F:\Tools\PTFB\PTFB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperWorkstation\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\LAUNCHcast\LAUNCHcast.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe
F:\Tools\Utilities\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://my.yahoo.com/"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Tony Ramirez\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\nklrif5j.slt\prefs.js)
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Hi, Internet Exploer tends to freeze up every now and then, particulrly when it is first opened. I removed some of the toolbars, inlcuding I think the Norton one, though it still comes up with warnins about sites. Is Noton causing this do you think?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:05:40, on 07/02/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.5.0.127\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0346.1\mswinext.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 37.2

Hello everyone,

I've had this problem for quite awhile now and i can't find the solution.

Basically, everytime i try to install a program that uses .msi files, windows explorer stops responding then starts to periodically freeze and i end up having to hard reboot my computer.

This is extremely annoying as i can't install important programs like java and such.

I am using windows 7 64 bits.

I have no idea how to fix it, i don't know how to reinstall windows installer.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:MSI install = explorer freezes

bump :d

(I could try to repair windows but i bought win 7 as a digital download)
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 37.2

My internet explorer freezes all of the time and i believe it is because of spyware.

heres the log




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:14:23 PM, on 8/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClient.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\cpqalert.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
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A:Internet Explorer Freezes

Hello skohon,

It's important you continue to carry out the instructions we take the time to provide and return with any logs requested until your system is declared clean.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Download ewido anti-spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run ewido and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close ewido anti-spyware, Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


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