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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Fitz, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. Fitz

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    Operating on Windows XP Home Edition, there is one and only one particular folder on my PC that closes about 15 seconds after I enter it with the usual "Send Error Report". I've no idea why that should be or what is causing it to close. I've run latest AV and spyware and no problems reported.
    Are there any other checks I can run to try and locate the cause?
     
  2. karthikvlk

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    hi!
    Could u please tell whether the folder is a system folder like the one created by windows itslef or user created and wats the content of the folder. That will help
     
  3. Fitz

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    It's not a system folder, but one into which I store some music downloads.
     
  4. karthikvlk

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    hi fitZ!
    its not a virus problem. Copy the entire contents to different folder. I think the problem is that some files in the particular folder causes this problem.
     
  5. Fitz

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    OK Ive managed to do that, although it was quite difficult because the folder would not stay open long enough for me to copy the files into another prepared folder. The secret I discovered was not to do anything with the "Error Report" but just to continue with the copying procedure before touching that.
     
  6. Fitz

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    Drat! Exactly the same thing now happens in the "Copy of movies" folder. No surprising I suppose as I may have just cloned the rogue whatever it is that is causing the shutdown. Is there some diagnostic within XP, or form elsewhere, that I can run to discover what may be causing it?
     
  7. Augie65

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    You might try this:
    If you have both the orginal and copy folder, go to the copy folder and delete the files one at a time and reopen the folder each time until the problem doesn't occur. Then you will know which file is corrupt.
     
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    I would run Chkdsk on the hard drive to see if there are any issues with the drive. You could also check the Event Viewer. It will show chkdsk logs and if there were any problems.
     
  9. Fitz

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    Well I didn't realise that chkdsk was still around. It takes me back to the days of DOS and the black screen. I ran it, and it indicated in a very brief message that rapidly disappeared that there were errors but did not specify what they were.

    I'm attempting to move files out one by one to try and isolate a culprit, but it's virtually impossible because as soon as I click on a file to cut and move, the folder shutdown begins... a very tedious business! Moreover, everything now freezes so I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to End Task each time...
     
  10. Fitz

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    I think I may have the problem under control, having moved potentially troublesome file(s) out of the folder. I'm none the wiser however about what may have happened.
     
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