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Can't access HD Properties

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  1. mjbyyz

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    Problem - I get 'Windows Explorer has a problem, and must close (send report, etc)' message whenever I open 'My Computer' and try and access 'Properties' to go into Tools, etc. This has been going on for some time. Anyone know what is wrong here?
    [OS WinXP Pro]
    John - 070706-23:48EDT
     
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    Bump - still having this problem, and had no response(s) yet.
    John - 070916-20:44EDT
     
  4. michaelspadaro1

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    Don't know exactly is going on but try this.

    do a check disk. (do you know how ?)

    Here's how to do it.
    Click Start
    Click Run
    type "cmd"
    a black and white dos window will open
    at the blinking cursor type chkdsk /f (space between the k & /f)
    The screen will tell you it can't lock the drive and ask you if you would like to schedule
    a disk check when your system restarts.
    Tell it yes.
    Close out of that window and do a restart.

    It should fix explorer.

    Keep me posted

    :)
     
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    Thanks for your quick response to this.
    Yes, I have done many chkdsk's in my time, but never adding /f.
    I tried this and the same problem occurs - RIGHT clicking the C: HD entry under 'My Computer' - or any of the others too, for that matter.
    The only way to get out of this freeze-up is to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and shut it down this way. And I'm still no further ahead!
    Any other ideas?
    John - 070916-21:28EDT
     
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    sorry for answering so late at night.
    I had to go out earlier this evening.

    I think you have a bad bug. A virus or something that has corrupted explorer.

    Also try disconnecting all peripheral devices leaving only mouse,keyboard,monitor connected to computer.
    Reboot and try playing with explorer.
    If explorer still hangs the I think it's deinitely a bug.

    Michael
     
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    Thanks for getting back to me again.
    I never use Explorer, although it is on my system. I just started it up, but didn't continue with it, so it appears to work.
    But I will try what you suggest - give me a day or so to get back with an answer, since I am out tomorrow much of the day.
    I should also say that I use System Mechanic 7 Pro and it is supposed to find and fix problems like this, is it not?
    Another 'symptom' is that I cannot Hibernate because I supposedly don't have enough Memory!!!! (And other things don't seem quite right either from time to time).
    I'll let you know what happens - thanks again.
    John - 070918-00:18EDT
     
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    Keep me posted !!

    Michael
     
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