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Windows explorer address bar flashing very quickly, cant access any files w/explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by greensnow, Feb 14, 2010.

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  1. greensnow

    greensnow Thread Starter

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    so i was browsing google trying to see if anyone else shared my problem and I found a post from this site about 5 years old,
    http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/398862-windows-explorer-flashing.html

    the only problem is it was never solved.

    Like he says its very hard to explain but I'll try to elaborate. When I open 'My Computer', the address bar immediately starts flashing multiple times per second, flashing meaning it will drop down/close, drop down/close, over and over. Because of this I cannot access my C: drive or my cd drive or anything through Windows explorer.

    does anybody have any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. greensnow

    greensnow Thread Starter

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    bump bumpity buuuump. anybody? :)
     
  3. speed_hog

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    Greensnow, can you try this?

    How to perform Chkdsk disk error checking in Windows XP

    Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt

    Click Start, and then run


    Or hit the WINDOWS key, (bottom left area of you keyboard) and the R key at the same time to get the run window to open.

    In the window that opens type

    cmd

    And then press ENTER.

    Use one of the following procedures:


    To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type

    chkdsk c:/r


    (Provided of course that c is your drive letter)


    And then press ENTER.


    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

    Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
     
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