RE: Windows explorer error??



Hrglas
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
I seem to be having the same problem; with a twist. I just putmy dell
together fresh out of the box, and i was starting to install other programs
that i have used on my previous computer. I went to install Norton
Systemworks, did all the liveupdates that were needed, then when i finally
did the last restart, i get the "windows explorer encountered an error"
message. With me however, every time i try to start the computer it happens,
and I cant do anything. My computer freezes. Sometimes the desktop will
show up, sometimes it wont. If i restart in safe mode, no problems, but
safemode doesnt allow you to remove programs and such that may have caused
the problem. at this point, i have just taken my computer back to its
factory settings (if youre using a dell, its tapping CTRL+F11 together at the
"Dell" screen).

Anyway, i was told by dell that its possible that one of the liveupdates
didnt download and install properly, and may have caused the problem. i cant
see how it could be a compatibilty issue.

I'm going to try to load it again, and see if it happens again. wish me luck

"cameraways" wrote:

> My Main PC running Win XP SP1 gave me problems with the My Pictures folders
> crashing and reverting back to the Desktop. This was more than frustrating as
> I had just upgraded my motherboard and processor. Then to my surprise no more
> problems!
>
> However, after a format and re-install of XP SP2 on my Dell Laptop, I have
> again started to experience problems with the My Pictures folders. There are
> a range of folders some with 20-30 some with 200 JPEGs and the Thumbnails
> take an age to appear. Then usually the folder just disappears leaving me
> with the DEsktop. I was given to understand my Microsoft Support that I would
> resolve this by upgradiing to SP2. It appears NOT and I still have the
> problem. As a professional photographer I do find this problem VERY
> frustrating and embarassing!
>
> "bsaarend@hotmail.com" wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > "Spicolli" wrote:
> >
> > > Whenever i try to open any part of my computer, like my documents, basically
> > > any folder i get a pop up message saying Windows Explorer has encountered a
> > > problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Then the
> > > screen goes blank for a few seconds, all my running programs disapear from
> > > the bottom tool bar, and then everything goes back to normal.
> > > This is a real hassle and i cant get any jobs done on my computer, If
> > > someone could please help it would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Got Sort of the same problem
> > When ever I look at a folder that contains pictures and a video mpeg (both
> > taken from a digital camera) whenever the pictures files are on screen it
> > works fine, however as soon a the video files scroll on screen windows
> > explorer crashes.
> > Help if possible
> >

Alias
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Norton is famous for messing up computers. Avast and AVG are better AVs and
Sygate and Kerio are better firewalls, all free.

Alias

"Hrglas" <Hrglas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

>I seem to be having the same problem; with a twist. I just putmy dell
> together fresh out of the box, and i was starting to install other
> programs
> that i have used on my previous computer. I went to install Norton
> Systemworks, did all the liveupdates that were needed, then when i finally
> did the last restart, i get the "windows explorer encountered an error"
> message. With me however, every time i try to start the computer it
> happens,
> and I cant do anything. My computer freezes. Sometimes the desktop will
> show up, sometimes it wont. If i restart in safe mode, no problems, but
> safemode doesnt allow you to remove programs and such that may have caused
> the problem. at this point, i have just taken my computer back to its
> factory settings (if youre using a dell, its tapping CTRL+F11 together at
> the
> "Dell" screen).
>
> Anyway, i was told by dell that its possible that one of the liveupdates
> didnt download and install properly, and may have caused the problem. i
> cant
> see how it could be a compatibilty issue.
>
> I'm going to try to load it again, and see if it happens again. wish me
> luck
>
> "cameraways" wrote:
>
>> My Main PC running Win XP SP1 gave me problems with the My Pictures
>> folders
>> crashing and reverting back to the Desktop. This was more than
>> frustrating as
>> I had just upgraded my motherboard and processor. Then to my surprise no
>> more
>> problems!
>>
>> However, after a format and re-install of XP SP2 on my Dell Laptop, I
>> have
>> again started to experience problems with the My Pictures folders. There
>> are
>> a range of folders some with 20-30 some with 200 JPEGs and the Thumbnails
>> take an age to appear. Then usually the folder just disappears leaving me
>> with the DEsktop. I was given to understand my Microsoft Support that I
>> would
>> resolve this by upgradiing to SP2. It appears NOT and I still have the
>> problem. As a professional photographer I do find this problem VERY
>> frustrating and embarassing!
>>
>> "bsaarend@hotmail.com" wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > "Spicolli" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Whenever i try to open any part of my computer, like my documents,
>> > > basically
>> > > any folder i get a pop up message saying Windows Explorer has
>> > > encountered a
>> > > problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Then
>> > > the
>> > > screen goes blank for a few seconds, all my running programs disapear
>> > > from
>> > > the bottom tool bar, and then everything goes back to normal.
>> > > This is a real hassle and i cant get any jobs done on my computer, If
>> > > someone could please help it would be greatly appreciated.
>> >
>> > Got Sort of the same problem
>> > When ever I look at a folder that contains pictures and a video mpeg
>> > (both
>> > taken from a digital camera) whenever the pictures files are on screen
>> > it
>> > works fine, however as soon a the video files scroll on screen windows
>> > explorer crashes.
>> > Help if possible
>> >

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Hrglas wrote:

> I seem to be having the same problem; with a twist. I just putmy dell
> together fresh out of the box, and i was starting to install other programs
> that i have used on my previous computer. I went to install Norton
> Systemworks, did all the liveupdates that were needed, then when i finally
> did the last restart, i get the "windows explorer encountered an error"
> message. With me however, every time i try to start the computer it happens,
> and I cant do anything. My computer freezes. Sometimes the desktop will
> show up, sometimes it wont. If i restart in safe mode, no problems, but
> safemode doesnt allow you to remove programs and such that may have caused
> the problem. at this point, i have just taken my computer back to its
> factory settings (if youre using a dell, its tapping CTRL+F11 together at the
> "Dell" screen).
>
> Anyway, i was told by dell that its possible that one of the liveupdates
> didnt download and install properly, and may have caused the problem. i cant
> see how it could be a compatibilty issue.
>
> I'm going to try to load it again, and see if it happens again. wish me luck

<snip>

To second what Alias said, stay away from the Norton products. There
are many good - and many of those free - alternatives.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


RE: Windows explorer error??