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Windows Exploror started crashing and wmp

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It seems as if my Windows Exploror is crashing, it comes up saying it has to close because of some error, only seems to happen in video or big file folders. Its been hapening alot. ALso Windows Media player has been crashing and running very slow recently.

Ive got a few virus on my pc, downloaders and stuff, but they dont go away, ive asked in the malware section and everyone says my logs ok now. Ive got Windows XP and my pc is pretty upto date so its nothing to do with ram or anything.

Any help?

Edited by Welshdragon, 16 May 2006 - 12:41 PM.

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Hi Welshdragon! Welcome to G2G!

Windows XP Explorer has a 'feature' to provide a preview in the Details box on the left of the file you have selected, if it’s supported. Image files, HTML pages, video clips, MP3s, etc are all previewed (even with the folder view open).

If you have a large movie clip and it either is corrupt (ie. no index from a partial download) or it uses an unsupported codec, then Explorer tries to load the whole file. This can slow your computer a lot and prevent deleting/renaming/moving/etc the file until it’s finished.

Simply do the following:
  • Go to START-->RUN and type regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll and hit ENTER.
  • A window will pop up saying that the file has been unregistered successfully. (If you don't receive this window, or the window gives an error, then please post that in your reply.)
  • Reboot your computer and see if the problem persists.

Edited by Fenor, 17 May 2006 - 08:34 PM.

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