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Explorer right pane blanc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Snowie, Feb 17, 2004.

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  1. Snowie

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    I have a problem with my explorer. On the left I see the folders but the right pane is completely blanc. And when I open the explorer, it can be shut down and explorer.exe uses 99% cpu.

    The taskmanager is the only way to shut it down. :eek:

    I've already scanned for viruses with my Norton Internet Security 2004 and did a online scan twice with McAfee and Trend Micro. But there are no viruses. (y)

    I've also scanned my computer for spyware twice with spybot and adaware and everything seems to be fine. (y)

    In the "save mode" it all works fine, but in the normal mode my right pane stays blanc. :confused:

    Can somebody help me? It started suddenly yesterday....

    Thanks...

    Debby
    The Netherlands
     
  2. PC_Wiz

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    go to start run, type msconfig <enter>

    Then select selective startup, uncheck all the option listed below.
    Apply, OK reboot to regular mode and see if the issue is still present.
     
  3. Snowie

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    Normally win2000 doesn't have msconfig in his system, but a while ago I downloaded it.
    I tried what you said, but it didn't work... :(

    Damn windows.... :mad:

    Got any other ideas?

    Thank you for helping me...
     
  4. muddman

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    you downloaded msconfig???????
    Have you tried running system file checker to find missing/currupted files? I'm not familiar with w2000 maybe its called chk dsc
     
  5. Snowie

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    Not sure about win2K, but Start>Run, and type 'sfc' without quotation marks.
     
  7. Snowie

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    Found it. I tried sfc/scannow. My computer did scannow and I had to put in my cdrom of win2000. He check it, but I didn't get a report (should I?). I also can do sfc/quiet, but I read it could make things worse. So I will wait until tonight (it's 2.18 pm here in Holland). I'm running a company, and I need my computer for my business.

    Should I run sfc/quiet?
     
  8. Bengaul

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    Sounds as if you replaced a damaged file. I take it the problem is still with you??
     
  9. Snowie

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    I've got the idea I didn't replace any file. And yes, the problem is still there :(

    Don't get it.... :confused:

    I safe mode everything works fine... Strange problem....
     
  10. muddman

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  11. Snowie

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    Thanks for your effort... but still didn't work...

    It's look like my problem dough... but it didn't described the cpu usage, and the problem to close my explorer window...
     
  12. PC_Wiz

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    Sorry, I assumed you had XP... Anyways you may be able to test in safe mode and safe mode with networking... Please post results...
     
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