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Windows Explorer shut down.HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cool1mccool, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. Cool1mccool

    Cool1mccool Thread Starter

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    Everytime I right click on a file.. an error window comes up saying there was an error and windows explorer is shutting down and then I have to find the folder all over again. It won't let me right click at all on a folder. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. Crack

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    What OS are you running?
    This may be your problem.
    If explorer crashes everytime you right click, you are probably seeing the incompatibility between the current version of divx and SP2. This is being reported by multiple people.

    Divx is a video compression technology that many people have installed on their system.
    The divx people are working on it. You can reference their forums posts regarding the subject here:

    http://forums.divx.com/viewtopic.php?topic=60522&forum=9
    http://forums.divx.com/viewtopic.php?topic=60520&forum=5
     
  3. heinz57

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    This can also be due to the actual explorer.exe being corrupted or other system files.

    You can try:
    1. Click start > run.
    2. Type in sfc /scannow
    3. Press ok.

    Or

    1. Click start > all programs > accessories > system tools > System restore.
    2. Just find a day on there when it was working ok.
     
  4. Cool1mccool

    Cool1mccool Thread Starter

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    I am using Windows XP and tried system restore. Now my computer rebooted and nothing will work, I got AOL to work somehow but now I can't open any files or system restore itself to return my computer to the way it was before I did the restore. All my programs I had installed after the restore date are gone as well!
     
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