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Explorer freezes in XP

Q: Explorer freezes in XP

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!

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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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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 =
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

A:Explorer.exe Freezes HELP!

bump for some help lol.

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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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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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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
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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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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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My internet explorer freezes alot lately, I don't know why. I have win me as os. When I have 2 ie windows open and I close one out, ie gets stuck and I have to end task ie, this has been happening quite alot lately, can someone help me out.
 

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Cannot offer any help other than the fact that I had the same problem with IE 6 and couldn't fix so I uninstalled win98 and reinstalled but stayed with IE 5 and it works beautifully.
 

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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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A few days ago I started having problems with the explorer that freezes automatically. but when disconnected from the internet back to normal. when that happens the firewall "pc tools" detected a large number of network packets without being blocked.I tried scanning in safe mode with antivir premium 2012, malwarebytes, superantispyware, TDSSKiller, troyan remove and do not detect anything.A few hours ago download combofix to my desktop and run it.combofix log attachedAny help on this issue would be appreciated.please helpEDIT: Please be patient. There are over 200 unanswered topics in this forum at present and the current average wait time to receive help is 5-6 days. ~Budapest

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Please help me. has several weeks I'm detecting many strange outgoing connections but nobody helps me in any forum not know why.I ran complete scans with avira antivir 2012, malwarebytes,tdsskiller, and no detections1 day ago i ran combofix, and the program deleted some files and registrsAlso I did a scan with GMER and detected rootkits IAT and a lot of unknown proceses.Please appreciate someone tell me if the logs are clean or not.Attach combofix, gmer and rku logsEDIT: Topics merged ~Budapest

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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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Whenever I click a link on a webpage on Explorer 7, it freezes up and does not respond to any command. When I click to force it to close on task manager and I click end now, it does not respond. I can open up another instance of Explorer 7 and fly away but this is just getting very annoying... any help?

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Hi Ryan 3000,Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? Important. Read this before using; How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES).If that doesn't work, you may have a flawed install of IE7.-Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) by following These instructions by a Micro$oft MVP.-Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes, including Window Blinds.-If the behavior does NOT persist in IE6, reinstall IE7 by following These pre-install instructions and using Windows Downloads as the installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.If the behavior does persist in IE6, Do Not reinstall IE7 at this point and post back in this thread.

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Recently I began having problems with my computer because of a virus I foolishly downloaded and opened. I ran Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2007, McAfee VirusScan, TrendMicro online virus scan, and I also ran a HijackThis scan. I deleted all the problems found with the spyware/malware/virus scanners, but do not understand what to do with the HijackThis results. The problems have slowly been going away with spyware and malware deletion, but I have a problem where my desktop flashes. This is caused from my explorer.exe file freezing and restarting for seemingly no reason. This is not a major problem, but is incredibly annoying. Here is a HijackThis log for anyone who understands how to analyze it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:04:10 PM, on 3/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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A:Explorer.exe Freezes/restarts

get rid of: O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [bpxzihqs] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hedutcjq.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MBMon] Rundll32 CTMBHA.DLL,MBMon
and
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
then run security task manager and see what else comes up.

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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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I have a user whose PC freezes everytime after she logs in after a reboot or if it was shut down. The desktop background and icons, system tray, and start menu appear, but when you hover over the sys tray with the mouse, you have an hourglass. At first, I thought it was rtvscan because we have a heave AV scan but after 5-10 minutes, the mem usage was normal. But as soon as I killed the explorer.exe and then re-started via a New Task, everything worked again. Any assistance would be appreciated.

XP SP2
 

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Windows XP freezes when I try to drag and drop files. Also, when I right click on folders, the computer will sometimes freeze up. Or, the right click menu will open up, but when I try to move or copy folders, it will freeze up. I have to open task manager with Ctrl/Alt/Del and end the process. I just installed Directory Opus 9.5 to get around this, but I would like to solve the problem. I have a Dell Dimension 3100 with XP SP3. Thanks for any input!
 

A:Windows XP Explorer Freezes

http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/894285-right-click-xp-problem.html

Please do not double-post. Please read the rules, especially the section entitled "Multiple Postings". In your case, it's a triple post.
 

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When I use internet explorer to access my hotmail account, and try to compose an email, my computer freezes, even though the microsoft flag keeps blowing. When I use btinternet browser, I don't get this problem. What can be wrong?
Please help.
I'm using XP Service Pack 2. I've had no other problems...yet.

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windows explorer freezes everytime i try to open a folder on the desktop or try to click on my documents or anything.
can anyone tell me what could have caused this problem and how to fix it?

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I've been using 7137 for a long time, and I haven't had any problems with it until yesterday. I'll be doing normal stuff, like using Chrome, etc. When I try and click an icon on my taskbar, nothing happens. I get the blue spinning wheel.

To add, I can't even use keyboard shortcuts to open up Run, Task Manager, and more.

A:Explorer.exe freezes CONSTANTLY.

Yep. I get the same. See my Not Responding threads.
I can no longer use win7, had to go back to XP to do my work. I am not happy. There seems to be no answer to it.

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Hi There

I Recently Upgraded To Xp Pro And One Week After I Experienced The Ie Freezing Any Time I Log Onto The Internet.

I Visited Other Forums And Did All Suggestions Like: Uninstalling Explorer And Reinstalling It Back; Scanning For Viruses; Uninstalling Anti-virus Softwares Etc. But The Pc Still Freezes.

If Anyone Has Ideas Please Let Me Know.

Thanks.

Bobby

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you upgrade to xp pro from what? Do you have the same problem with other browsers? If you have not tried another browser, give another a try to see if its an ie problem or something else.

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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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IE freezes for 10 or so seconds every time I change to a new page. The page opens up& I can still move my mouse but just can't click on anything or type anything. I'm running IE8 on XP. Any suggestions?

A:Internet explorer freezes

Have you tried Reset Internet Explorer 8 settings

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Hello, for a few weeks now I've had a problem that when certain disks (not all of them) are put into my DVD drive, explorer.exe will close (I will not be able to use my deskbar) and even if I try to open programs they will not open. Through the task manager I am still able to open programs by starting new tasks, but otherwise my computer is inoperable until I take the disk out and force reboot. This wasn't as much of a problem for me (I'm not a regular user of disks) until I got my Windows 7 in the Mail today. The upgrade DVD caused this problem.

As for my specs:

I'm running Vista home premium with service pack 2. It's a prebuilt acer brand computer, and is otherwise in great condition. Nothing substantial happened around when the problem started.

I only have one drive, but listed in my device manager is the following:

ATAPI DVD A DH16A6S ATA Device
VOBID InstantDrive CD SCSI CdRom Device

Any help would be very much appreciated!


EDIT: I just tried again, this time my computer got the error:

IQRL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL

http://www.vistax64.com/attachments/...d-p1040184.jpg

and it's happened before. I tried all of the on-screen advice there.

A:explorer.exe freezes when a CD/DVD is inserted.

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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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hello everybody,

I have an issue with my win exlorer freezes after I try to open external hard disk
connected to my laptop. Memory usage on ext. hard disk is 80gb. I use win xp professional,
avg antivirus,ad-aware and service pack 2. After explorer freezes I need to open windows task manager
and end task of search.

Im desperate at the moment and cant find answer anywhere, so please anyone how may
know the answer to my issue please let me know.

thanx to all

A:windows explorer freezes

Do you have any critical bookmarks, forms, passwords for IE? If that's not too much trouble, a very quick fix would be to unistall and then reinstall IE.
Any clues under the Event Viewer? START > RUN > evenvwr > look for red errors for clues.
That's just for starters. Hopefully that cures it or it might not.

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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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Installed Win 7 on May 5. Seemed to work well. Started having problems with IE8 freezing when it opens. Sometimes I can ctl, alt, del and close it out, but more often I have to reboot. I also have firefox and it seems to work fine.

Has anyone else seen this problem?

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?

Thanks for any help or comments.

A:Internet Explorer 8 freezes

Try resetting IE to default, that should fix it, go to the advanced internet options and select Reset.

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when i left click on files in my movies folder, i get the message " windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close"
 

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Sorry i know this is a rather common problem but i have yet to find a solution while going through the other threads..
My windows explorer freezes anytime i try to access my volume controls or change the volume on the pc. It also happens just randomly if i try to select an open application from the task bar down below. Problem has occcured for a few months now and virus/malware checks dont seem to fix it

Some of my system info :

Vista home premium service pack 2
Intel processor t2130 @1.86 ghz 1.87 ghz
32 bit
1 gb of Ram

Dont know what else you need, any help is much appreciated..

A:Explorer.exe freezes wayy to often.

Please do this: http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html

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Hi Folks

Forgive me if this is not the correct thread to post my query & would be grateful if you can let me know where to post it to, but my problem is -

Yesterday my kids were looking on the internet on my lap top. I don't know what they did to it, but when I turned it on this morning, it does not seem to be working. I do get up to the desk top screen and then it seems to freeze no matter what I try to access - the internet or other Word applications. I presume the kids turned the lap top off yesterday without logging out in the correct way or not exiting from a website in the usual way.

Anyway, I then went into 'safe mode' and applications such as Word & Excel are working. However, the lap top freezes when I click on the internet explorer icon to go on the internet.

Thanks in advance for your response.

A:Lap top freezes when trying to get on internet explorer!!

You are being helped in this thread here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108...ng-504857.html

I am going to close this one.

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Hello,

I recently installed SP3 and after that pages occasionally freeze, usually when trying to load a new page. I removed and reinstalled the SP3 but it didn't change. I also disabled add ons and it still freezes. Any idea what I can do?

Thanks, Gil

A:Explorer freezes at random

Hi every one...
I m new in this forum.When listening to radio on the net for any length of time, you are bound to get a few "drop outs" this is due to network congestion or broken links along the way. The "buffer" that is built in, that is, if you leave things in their default settings, should automatically adjust to the best quality for the bandwidth available. In any case if you are finding that you are getting a lot of drop outs, it may be because you have a number of processes working in the background, due to in most part, by spyware that gets in.
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hi i got a new gateway laptop for christmas. it came with windows vista loaded on it. sometimes when i am online my ineternet explorer freezes and it will finally restart it self after i close it out but then sometimes i cant get back to the internet with ot having to restart my laptop.does anyone know why this is going on and how to fix it please help.thank you

A:internet explorer freezes

Hello and welcome to TSF

Does it still freeze if you do this:

Click Start, All programs, Accessories, System tools and click on Internet Explore (No Addons)

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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 ?
 

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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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Whenever I go and open Control panel or any other folder which would be located within the control panel (ex. Network Connections etc. ) I get a popup saying that "Windows Explorer has stopped working" and then it says "Windows Explorer is Restarting" I've followed the steps listed in another topic about running Spy-Bot and Ad-aware and running Stinger. and it hasn't helped.Something I found to be interesting was that when i started my computer in safe mode, if i tried to open control panel there, it would restart windows explorer which makes me think whatever problem I have may deal with a virus or something in a core file or driver?I ran Hijackthis and below is what it gave me in notepad. Any help which you guys can provide would be much appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:25:24 PM, on 10/09/2007Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Windows\VM_STI.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exeC:\Program Files\Common... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Freezes..

Hello fivelitreWhile TeaTimer is an excellent tool for the prevention of spyware, it can sometimes prevent HijackThis from fixing certain things.Please disable TeaTimer for now until you are clean. TeaTimer can be re-activated once your HijackThis log is clean.Open Spybot Search & Destroy.In the Mode menu click "Advanced mode" if not already selected.Choose "Yes" at the Warning prompt.Expand the "Tools" menu.Click "Resident".Uncheck the "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings) active." box.In the File menu click "Exit" to exit Spybot Search & Destroy.Please disable Ad-Watch, as it may hinder the removal of some HijackThis entries. You can re-enable it after your computer is clean.To disable Ad-Watch:1. Right click on the Ad-Watch icon in the system tray and select "Restore Ad-Watch".2. At the bottom of the screen there will be two checkable items called "Active" and "Automatic".Active: Switches Monitoring On or Off without closing Automatic: Switches Automatic Blocking On or Off3. Uncheck (red X) both items.We must disable the Real-Time Protection feature of Windows Defender for it may interfere with the changes we need to make.To disable Real-Time Protection:Go to "Tools" | "General Settings" Scroll down to "Real-time protection options" Uncheck "Turn on real-time protection (recommended)"Remember to r... Read more

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Internet explorer loads up fine. Then when I try to go to an url, or click on something, It freezes and stops resonding. Firefox works fine. Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:49:09, on 09/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

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\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcccoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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A:Internet explorer freezes when I go to an url

Please help me

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Hi!

I have the req.dat problem, and I have deleted the file with moveonboot. However, it still seems to load. There is no (file missing) tag in the HJT listing under the O2 and O20 entries and the req bho has reappeared in the loaded IE add-on list. However, the file req.dat is gone from the windows/system32 folder. I can't find it manually, by search or even add it for deletion in either hjt or moveonboot.

I also tried to remove the registry entries manually and to unregister req.dat using regsvr32. It said req.dat was loaded but it could not find the entry point and it did not seem to be a dll.

And, yes I have tried in safe mode as well.

/hk
 

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