1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Windows Explorer video file freeze.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by asherf, Jan 30, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. asherf

    asherf Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2005
    Hi Helpfulls,

    I have an issue where my windows explorer browser will lock up when i open a folder that contains large video files (specifically captured digital video). I'll get 4 or 5 seconds before the computer thinks for the moment, then the program stops responding. I've read somewhere that this can be due to thumbnail view, but changing the folder mode to 'details' doesn't seem to help.

    The app can fairly readily be ended through the task manager, but i've discovered a quicker way is to end the process thread drwtsn32.exe which immediately appears with the problem. It is very easy to repeat the problem, as it happens without fail when opening certain folders. Always to the extent i've been forced to use the command prompt to delete certain files.

    The lockup occurs when accessing both of my physical drives, one of which is a WD 200gb 7200rpm 8mb i only just purchased.

    System is:

    Win XP SP2, 512mb Ram, 3.0ghz - i'm not exactly sure what information would be relevent. A format was only about 2 - 3 months ago.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, the problems stuck with me for a while.
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/324903

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice