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Solved: Explore.exe freezes

Q: Solved: Explore.exe freezes

Hello this is my first post on this forum. My problem is when I boot up my computer explore.exe freezes. The desktop, Taskbar, and icons will not respond. I have to open up Task Manager and end explore in the process list and launch it back up to continue using my computer. I have Trend Micro Internet Security, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntiSpyware. Ive run scans multiple times using the programs and they find nothing. I also defragment my computer regularly. I recently downloaded Hijack this but I don't really know what do with it. Here are my computer specs. Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Memory: 2046MB RAM Hard Drive: 495 GB Video Card: (2) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Monitor: SyncMaster 226BW(Digital) Sound Card: SB X-Fi Audio [CCE0] Speakers/Headphones: Logitech 5.1 Keyboard: Dell USB Keyboard Mouse: Logitech G5 USB Laser Mouse Operating System: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3

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A: Solved: Explore.exe freezes

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/

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Ever since I installed IE6, I am having problems with it freezing.
I have listed my Hijackthis log below. Can someone please help???

Thank you very much!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.1
Scan saved at 3:52:35 PM, on 7/20/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\ISDBDC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\INETSRV\INETINFO.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SUPPORT.COM\BIN\TGCMD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\KFH\CL\LAUNCHER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
C:\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZONEALARM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 8.0A\AOLTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\BTTNSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\EAUSBKBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM95\AIM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:Internet Explore Freezes

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I am running MS Win XP SP2 on a Dell GX745 Intel Core 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40 GHz with 2 GB ram.

Starting this afternoon I have had a problem that when I right click on the start button, or on a file in a folder, explorer.exe hangs. I can end process on it, then run explorer.exe and it comes back and works fine. Except for the right clicking. This has also started affecting Outlook as I can not right click on a email and print.

I have tried restoring to a previous point twice, first time yesterday, 2nd time Monday. I have ran IOBit Advanced Windows Care as well as CCcleaner. Spy sweeper did not find anything, and neither did AVG free.

Someone please help as this is driving me bonkers!

A:right click freezes explore.exe and outlook.exe

Hi tdawgnok and welcome to TSF !

That could happen if there's a problem with one of the programs that's integrated in the shell (meaning a corresponding action appears in the right-click menu).

Do you remember installing anything new before the problem started ?

Go to start => run and type eventvwr.msc. See if there are errors happening when explorer.exe crashes in the application or system subsections. Double-click the error, click on the third button on the right (this copies the information in the memory) then right-click => paste it here. See if the error messages mention a given driver, dll or .exe file (other that explorer.exe).

Repeatedly press F8 at startup and choose safe mode in the menu that will appear. See if the problem also happens there. If it doesn't happen in safe mode then restart in normal mode. Go to start => run and type msconfig. The program that manages the right-click item that causes explorer to crash should be listed under the startup tab. Use BleepingComputer's startup item database to know what each item does and try unticking the ones related to programs you don't need or installed recently.

You can also use Autoruns by Sysinternals. Go to the explorer tab and look at the items listed under HKLM\...\ContextMenuHandlers

Alternatively you can use Nirsoft's ShellMenuView to manage the right-click context menu :
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html
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Hi
Can someone help me. Recently I had a pop-up for some anti-spyware product. I made the mistake of clicking on it .And since then I can't access the Internet through Explorer. When I click on my Explorer icon, I get a blank blue screen which is frozen and the only way to get rid of it is by pressing Ctl+Alt+Del. Needless to say I can't get on to the Internet and download any programs that might clean this up..any suggestions?
Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Can't Explore

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how do I get rid of the "public pictures", "bodies", and "downloads" tabs which are all empty? Some time ago it used to just be My Pictures and that's all I want.

A:[SOLVED] explore

Hello Alphalax

You can hide the 'Pictures' folder from the Navigation Pane by:
> opening up a window
> clicking on that 'Libraries' folder in the pane
> right clicking on the 'Pictures' folder and select Properties

In the properties window, unselected the checkbox that says 'Show in navigation pane'.

For the ones in your 'Favourites', you can just right click and select the delete option, for those.

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Hi, i am having a very major and annoying problem with my DSL connection and INTERNET EXPLORER.....okayt, i have SBC service and i had assumed that the service had been cut off because my computer would not connect for a while, so i just didn't try figuring antything out. But then, i took the cord out of my desktop PC and plugged it into my laptop (whish is what I'm posting with right now) and itrworked

....So i tried going to the SBC ISP adress on my Desktop pc and reseting my modem but my IE won't go to any sites, i get a prompt saying "internet explorer could not open the search page!". the browser opens up with "about:blank" and I've tried fixing problems with various programs such as hijackthis, CWshredder, spybot search and destroy, spyware blaster, registry mechanic, trojan hunter, ad aware SE, house call computer scan (once, when my computer could get on the internet, but some problem wouldn't allow it to successfully scan the machine machine at all), and windows washer, but i have had this problem for about a year and a half now

...my IE just won't work and act right..The problem with my computer not being on the internet just popped up though, before then, i just avoided using IE and i just used different browsers, like opera and fire fox, but now they can't even go anywhere. The confusing thing is that when i plug my modem into my comp, EVERY light comes on, but the computer just won't do anything intern... Read more

A:Solved: DSL/internet explore trouble

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Hi,
This has been a problem for the last week. When I place my curser over the start button at the lower left of my computer screen, and right click to explore my directory, I run into problems.

It opens up but freezes. I cannot navigate between folders. Eventually, I get a windows explored error message that ask if I would like to report the fault or not. I always do. But never get anything back.

Now, I can not leave. I have to press control, alt, Delete to end the program. It takes a bit of doing, but eventually, it will close. But, if there is an internet page up, it will close that to.

Then I cannot get rid of the task manager.

I have windows XP.

Any suggestions anyone?

Thanks,
Glenn
 

A:Solved: Unable to explore folders - (HJT Log, Please.)

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I'm referring to the "tree" I get when I right click My Computer and then click Explorer. Is there any way to expand it so the whole tree is displayed without the need to scroll?

Thanks, grandpaw

I have Windows XP Home
 

A:Solved: Expand Explore Tree

I'm guessing you mean to widen the tree pane?
Place the Mouse on the divider (outlined in red in the screenshot below) between the panes. When it changes to the horizontal dual head arrow click and drag the divider to resize.
HTH

Jerry
 

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I am running WinXP Pro AMD1200 512MB RAM

After fighting with Adware and installing Ad aware and McAfee Internet Security I noticed that I cannot explore 'My Computer' or Drives or Folders.

'My Computer' now looks like a list rather than show catagories. Clicking on a driver or folder generates an error and resets the icons.

I saw an archived thread on this forum that suggested using 'Hijack this'

I rad Hijack this. Thank you in advance for any help.

Brad
I ran Hijack this and here are the results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:30:13 PM, on 9/13/2004
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Privacy Service\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Privacy Service\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDBtnMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\WDC\SetIcon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkwgekv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
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A:Solved: Cannot Explore My Computer or Folders

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When deleting files in (Explore)such as: Temp,Temporary internet
files,and Windows prefetch, "windows states that it has encountered
a problem". A typical path would be: Explore > Edit > select all >
everything is highlighted > File, at this point, windows encounters
this problem.... Need some guidance...

Thanks,

Billjh
 

A:Solved: XP Home Windows Explore

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Hi there. It's my first time and i'm only a beginner.
Can you please help me!!!
I'm using Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I opened one of those messages that says my pc is infected with spyware, ect.
If i try to connect with IE now it just give me a blank page. When i open IE with add-ons disabeld i can connect, but then it is not possible to play online games - i play at king.com.
I am using Mozilla Firefox now, but every now and then i get this message in a grey block that says i must run securepccleaner to look for infections and then IE open on itself, without me doing anything. It try to connect to a site with the same name - securepccleaner.
At first when i tried to connect with Mozilla Firefox there was a message that says it is not a "valued win 32 file", or something like that. I uninstalled it first then download it again and now using it to connect to the internet.
What can i do to fix this? Please help me!!
 

A:Solved: Can't explore while add-ons is enabled - NEW HJT log attached

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Recently have lost the Explore option in the right click menu for both my CD and DVD burners
Really frustrating when trying to view contents of a disk-especially one that opens by itself
Any ideas out there on how to get it back???
 

A:Solved: lost right click Explore for Cd/Dvd

If it happened recently, can you restore your system to a prior date?
 

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Hi , I recently downloaded and installed internet explorer 7 but am having problems watching youtube video.
It says I need the latest flash player but once I download and install it the problem is the same.
I check javascript is enabled and also tried turning off Avast antivirus but I still get the same problem.

Is there a way to use firefox to open my message page and links in MSN or does anyone know of a fix to get I.E working properly ?
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Please help , internet explore 7 woes

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Whenever I start Internet explorer for the first time after logging on, I get a full screen pop up of an undesired Internet browser that consist of multiple list of categories. There appears to be several versions with names like “search the net”, sometimes there is no name at all. This thing takes a long time to load and can’t be killed until it is finished loading unless you go to task manager to end it. If that is done, any open Internet explore sessions close with it. It doesn’t happen again until I log off and on or reboot. It is associated with the file iexplore.exe. Anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it without messing anything else up?

Operating system is 2000pro, Internet explorer version 6.0.2800.1106

Thanks
 

A:(Solved) Internet explore unwanted browser?

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Hello~
I found a few things about issues LIKE this but not the same so I need more help after doing all that was listed on the other pages. When starting up the pc we SOMETIMES get the error exception processing message c0000013 parameters 75b6bf9c 475b6bf9c 75b6bf9c. Then the stuff will look like its going then the icons and start up menue flash then go blank, all I get is my picture for my desktop. . we cannot right click, or ANYTHING. we have already tried to restore things back 10 days ago. I cannot run Explore.exe from the task manager. . it just flashes a few times and goes away really fast. Safe mode. . same thing. f10 does not work. Its with xp. I have deleted the exe file and nothing. I have tried to download the hijack this thing. . Nothing, I cannot get to that once its downloaded. All the spyware stuff comes back clean. I am at a loss. Please help.
 

A:Solved: explore.exe Not running desktop blank

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Thank you in advance for any help you may offer me.

I have win xp pro with 1.5 gig Asus motherboard with 768mb memory and 60gig hd.

When I click on my favorites menu in internet explorer it opens up a explorer window instead of going to the web site. Then I have to click on the short cut again in this new window in order for the short cut to work.
At that point my computer opens another internet explorer window, so each time I use the fav menu I get another open explorer window and then another open internet explorer window so this adds up to lots of open windows and I am always closing these unecessary windows.
It just started doing this after the computer was in storage for a while. Anyone know how to fix this problem?
 

A:Solved: If I click on a fav it opens a explore window why??

Your IE settings have been changed, which is doing it.

To reset them open IE and select Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab, and click the button Restore Defaults.

Good luck and keep us informed.
 

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I have been having problems with Internet Explorer for a few months now, since I got my new PC. (Dell dimension E520, operating with XP professional, McAfee security).

On some occasions and on some specific web sites IE hangs, shows on top bar (Not responding) and I have to shut it down. Same does not occur with Mozila Firefox enquiry on the same web site, so it must have something to do with IE. My daughter next room has a similar PC, same system and security set up, and does not get the same error on same web sites. So I do not think that it is McAfee set up, unless something changed since installation on delivery.

Checking on Error log, on my first encounter with this problem on a given day I get the following:

Crypt32 Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: with error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired.

Crypt32 Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: with error: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation. (12 entries one after the other)

Applicatio n Hang Hanging application iexplore.exe, version 7.0.6000.16608, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000

Applicatio n Hang Fault bucket 625112620

My level of computer literacy is quite low, and I do not understand what all that means.

Any suggestion on how to fix the problem would be appreciated. I still prefer IE from Mozila!

A:[SOLVED] Internet Explore hangs occasionaly

Hello and welcome to TSF

Please do this:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/06/12/628499.aspx

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I was innocently going through the paces on my Windows 2000 machine, when suddenly it wouldn't allow me to open my desktop folders. I'd been using the computer to play music through iTunes for about three hours before it acted up.
If I move the cursor on top of any icon on my desktop it will not open or move. Rebooting hard and hot don't change it. Trying to get into files through the task bar doesn't work. I can start Word and Word can see my files and folders, but can't manipulate or transfer them.
 

A:Solved: Windows 2000 Explorer won't Explore

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Problems encountered:
1. can't double click open drives
2. when double clicked, CMIII will run in the backround
3. it is reflected in the process as svchosts.exe

Attached are:
HJT and Combo fix logs.

Thanks for your attention and help
 

A:Solved: Can't explore drives using double click command

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I have a computer that has windows vista home premium and windows explore 7.0 running. When I open internet explore, the page that opens up is the same page that I had running before just barely 5 min prior. The page changes to the correct page when I hit refresh. Any ideas into why the page reverts to the last visited time And if their is a way to correct this issue???
Thanks,
Tech Specialist

A:[SOLVED] Internet Explore Wont Refresh When First Opened

I don't use IE that much anymore, but have you looked in IE>Properties>General Tab>Temporary Internet files>Settings>Check for newere versions of stored pages:? You might need to change something there.

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hey,
i installed nod32 antivirus and scanned and cleaned torjan frommy computer and now when i go to my computer. i can not open the hard drives because it always give list to choose programme to open the drive. but when i brows from windows explorer.exe. it opens the drive but i cant select expolorer to be default programme. can you help me how to resolve the problem?

thanks
 

A:Solved: How to repair explorer.exe so i can explore hard drives in my computer?

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I got something like this: http://tiny.cc/9abbu This shown up after i tried to turn on usb connection and listen to music no PSP (succeeded) Is memory stick corrupted? Both PC and PSP work fine with it except not working 2x click or right>1st option (unknown application). Surprisingly it is repaired by going into options and changing name of stick. I will check if it happens on different PCs later.

A:[SOLVED] Strange/not working open/explore commands for r-click on memory stick.

It turned out that it was trojan trying to attack other PCs by autostart. Too bad on second PC i had AV running. It has been taken care of fast and clean right now I'm scanning for remains / way it got in (1st malware i had in almost 2 years without AV! wow )

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I am running windows XP home edition SP 2, accessing internet via Road Runner. I upgraded Internet Explorer. It froze so I killed it and restarted again. It finished properly the second time, or so it seemed.

IE7 ran OK the first time. The 2ns time it froze on a blank window. No toolbars, no status bar, no nothing, just the frame and blank inside.

Other symptoms: Internet Options opens up OK from the control panel, and every tab seems OK, but when I go connections, LAN settings, the button shows depressed, and the thing freezes.

I can access the WWW without a problem via Firefox. Outlook sends and receives email without a hitch. But any program that checks internet options to see about proxy settings or similar, freezes. Example Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Example the setup program for Max Registry Cleaner and Registry Mechanic.

I ran a virus scan with AVG. The machine was clean. I cleaned up the registry with RegistryFix. There were a lot of lose ends, now it is clean. I ran AVG Anti Spyware. It has a residue of 45 tracking cookies, nothing else. I uninstalled Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Nothing made a difference.

Here is the log from Hijack This. I will be most thankful for your help in figuring out this one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:29:14, on 1/1/2007
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
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A:Solved: IE7 Freezes. LAN Settings freezes, but FireFox and Outlook work just fine

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tunnel adapter local area connection6,7 disconnected

A:[SOLVED] internet connection, internet explore, chrome, firefox wont load

please help also, PCI simple communication controller (yellow and black !)

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Hi

I have just noticed a new addition of "New folder" when I right click in Explore. It is the very top item. If I click on it, a new folder appears with a name already filled in - the names are random - like loon, dog, etc.

The "New" <Folder> is still there and works properly.

I ran Adaware, Spybot, Norton Anti-virus, Windows Anitispyware. I ran Adaware first and it found eight entries which I deleted. After that, the other programs found nothing.

Any idea how I can remove this entry from the menu?

Thanks!!

Vivienne
 

A:Solved: "New Folder" added to right click in Explore

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Hi everyone!

This is my first time to post in this forum. I searched the net for answers regarding my problem as states in my title above yet I can't find any definitive answers.

Here's what happened: I was transferring files from my sister's netbook (Win XP) to my laptop (Windows 7) using my USB flash drive. After I inserted the USB in one of the laptop's USB ports, my antivirus program initially detected that something's wrong with the USB drive; it said that it had a virus (autorun.inf and Recycler). As far as I am concerned, I turned off all autoplay notifications for any USB drives inserted to my laptop. After cleaning the USB drive of the autorun.inf and Recycler problems, I tried to open the USB drive usiing:

Right Click -> Explore

However, to my great surprise, the "Explore" option was missing and the only options left for opening my USB drive were these:

Open
Open in new Window
Open Autoplay...

Initially, my reaction was to load my antivirus program (ESET NOD32) and scan the USB drive, thinking that the USB drive had a virus infection of some sort. The scan didn't detect any virus or malware. So I tried using another USB drive to check if the same options will appear. And appear they did without the "Explore" option! I also tried inserting a DVD where I hid all my files; the same options stated above appeared without the "Explore" option.

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A:Solved: "Explore" option lost after right-clicking USB, DVD

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When I right click on my C & D drive in My Computer the Open and Explore words in in odd characters and clicking on them does nothing. This happened after I used a USB key on another computer that had these characters. How do I fix this?
 

A:Solved: Right Click C Drive "Open" &amp; "Explore" in odd characters

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Hi folks:

like a week ago I downloaded and installed service pack 2 for windows XP, and since, I cannot explore my hard drive. Everytime I try to explore the computer ask for the program to open the drive, and when I find explore.exe in the windows file, it does not allow me to check "use this program as default". please help

A:I Cannot Explore C:

See this site for a possible solution to your problem. This issue is usually caused by malware.

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ERROR: The requested URL could not be retrievedi get this every time i try to use IE 7 or IE tab for Firefox i can get online with Firefox but not IE plz help
The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.google.com/
The following error was encountered:
Unable to determine IP address from host name for www.google.com ​ The dnsserver returned:
No DNS records ​ This means that:
The cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL. Check if the address is correct. Your cache administrator is [email protected].

Generated Mon, 04 Aug 2008 02:56:08 GMT by viphttpcod.yacast.net (squid)
 

A:IE Explore HELP

What IE, Windows version?
 

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every time I try to open explore to get to a file on my computer, my system crashes. I ran adaware and every time I get the same files. spy bot cleaned out a few files too. I ran a hijack this scan and got the following. any help would be greatly appreciated:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:14:25 AM, on 3/5/2005
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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\BJCard\Bjmcmng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\PRISMSVR.EXE
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lol...my explorer.exe always 50% since a month ago and when i open files or something it become not responding and explorer.exe reach 100%..

this become critical when everytime i open my computer its happen..please help me..

here some log

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Muhammad Bin Amir at 19:21:25.79 on 05/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.60.1033.18.1278.432 [GMT 8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
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A:Explore.exe always 50%

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I checked for updates this morning and see that Explorer 9 was published yesterday and is ready for download.

I am always skeptical about downloading a new version of Explorer when it first becomes available. If anyone has tried it out I would appreciate your opinion.
Thanks,

Dennis

A:Explore 9

I asked the same question awhile back.......... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic385419.html/page__p__2172274__fromsearch__1#entry2172274

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From the task manager window, I stopped a running process called i.explore.exe that was slowing the computer by consuming a lot of the cpu usage (more than 50%), then everthing went ok after that. My question is: What is that i.explore.exe I dared to delete in a desperate attempt to get my pc running fast again?
 

A:I.explore.exe

i.explore.exe is quite probably a trojan of some description.

Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

Regards Howard
 

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In XP Media Center, I suddenly lost the ability to explore C:. When I go to Explorer or Power Desk Pro, C: appears with a +, but when I try to expand it, I get a blank field. I CAN see the contents of C: folders by clicking properties on an icon and clicking "Find Target". From there, I can see Program FIles by changing directories in the folder bar except for the root directory. Changing from C:/Program Files, where I can see the files & folders, to C: will produce a blank. I haven't found any viruses or spyware, but am still looking. Any ideas?
 

A:Can't explore C:

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Q: explore

hi internet explore wont load just keeps saying not responding google chrome works fine
 

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I'm thinking my home computer is infected w/ something rather unseemly.
I'm running XP Home on my Gateway, w/ Internet Explorer 6. At first my desktop was replaced with a black screen containing a warning message about spyware, and a link to do something about it (I could still see all of my icons, but could not run anything). I tried using the task manager to get rid of it, but was unsuccessful. Then I downloaded and ran Spybot Search and Destroy, which captured a good bit and returned my desktop to normal. However, whenever I attempt to open anything on the desktop other than an application (Word, Excel, etc), I get an error message saying "Windows Explorer has experienced an error and is now shutting down . . ." I was at first still able to reach the internet, although my homepage and settings were all gone, but now I am getting the same error message for Internet Explorer as well.
Any ideas?
 

A:Help Help! Not able to Explore!

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hi im trying to d/l the kill_cih tool to get rid of the virus on my other comp and every time i try and d/l it ( or any anti virus program) i get a box with a symbol in it that looks like a piece of film with the corner ripped off and a timer looking thing in the center of it....any one heard of this??? if so can you help me b/c I would really like to d/l it so i can get rid of the nasty little thing.....thanks so much Debbie
 

A:explore error

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Hi this may be the silliest question ever, but...... if websites appear in the history bar and if web addresses appear in the history of the address bar, there is no way they got there unless the addresses were entered by someone and the sites were visited - right?

the pc is shared by many people and some sexually explicit website addresses are appearing in those areas. I'm not sure if they can appear off the back of other sites visited.

How can I stop these sites being visited without an installed 'parental control' please?

A:Explore Bar And History

IE-- Try this

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I am running WinXP. Is there a way to change the default file that Explorer opens? Thanks.
 

A:Question about Explore

I think this is a registry tweak.
I think I saw it here: http://www.winguides.com/
This is the home page. Dig into the registry links. Lot of good stuff here.
Tom
 

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I have a 2 minute delay when I attempt to expand a folder in Explore. Any ideas what is causing this problem.

A:Explore Delay

There are just so many possible reasons so many reasons and your description is so vague. Two whole minutes seems extreme. Try defragmenting, running a spyware remover, see if indexing is enabled. Disk Defragmenter is usually found in Start>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defgragmenter. I'd recommend Spybot Search and Destroy for spyware sweeping and to check if indexing, check your partition properties. The size of your partition also matters and how many subfolders are present, but two minutes, as I said before, seems way too long.

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When I open explore (right click on start and select explore), my C drive (only local drive) fully expands and it drives me crazy. All my information is out on network drives so I have no reason to have the C drive opening as it does.

I have see posts about adding shortcuts to the desktop and such but I don't like having ANYTHING on my desktop.

Thanks,
Chris
 

A:How-To Minimize C: in explore?

Hold the Windows key down and tap the E key.

Some mouse software has the ability to set "Explore My Computer" to one or more of the mouse buttons. I have my middle mouse button set to open Windows Explorer.

If your mouse software does not have this selection available, you can use this software to do it. It runs in addition to your mouse software.
http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm
 

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Internet Explorer 11 Keeps reloading a page over and over in the background
 

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Hi;

I am using Win2000 SP4

Recently I have been having a few little problems with windows explorer and Internet Explorer. If I go to My Computer, the window will come up, but the little flashlight will show and it will never see my drives or control panel. Even if I right-click on start and go to explore, it will only show my files, but no drives. The drive shows up in the device manager and says it's working properly.

Also, in IE, if I click the dropdown arrow on the address bar, the hourglass comes up but it will never show the drop down list.

Any advice would be helpful. I was thinking of reformatting and reinstalling windows, but I would like to avoid that right now.

Thanks for any advice!

Ken
 

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Hi, my Son is running windows 98se and he has a cable modem, along with AOL. When he shuts out of explorer, he is getting an error that says, Fatal exception OD has occurred at 2FA8:C165CB8C. The screen is blue at this time. Then when he is using other programs on his computer they won't let him X out of them either? You have to shut down the computer with an improper shut down, because it says that it has preformed an illegal operation and will be shut down. Then the close button won't allow you to click on it? He just put a new hard drive on his computer. I don't know if this has anything to do with it?? Can you please help me with this?? Thanks so much!!
 

A:explore error

Kinda tough to figure it out. You can try SFC (system file checker) and see if it finds any corrupted files. Another way might be to re-install W98 from Windows (on top of your existing install). Get to your desktop and pop in the W98 CD.
 

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My usb external HD (not flash memory) show a strange behaviour. In Explorer (Xp Sp3) they appear as folders, not as disks, and when I click open, “access denied” appears. I can only open them with right-click and explore command. The data transfer is also very slow and with a beep from the unit (maxtor one touch mini 2.5”/120gb). The same occours with a packard bell (2.5”/120gb). I’ve runned chdisk and other Hd reapair tools through System Mechanic 8, but the troubles persists (more with desktop, less with laptop). I’ve reinstall Os and check for viruses several times (ZoneAlarm antivirus and online) and I’ve updated everything, but the bug is till there. I don’t know what else to do. Anybody has a suggest? Thanks.
Ut, florence, italy
 

A:ext hd: not open, just explore

i have that same problem but its with any drive or external storage source. only difference is mine shows an error when you try and open it. but it can still be explored
 

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