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Strange black screen when deleting downloaded media


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Samjula

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Hi guys, when i press delete or cut on anything that ive download, including music, vids and general files the screen goes black for about 2 seconds and then comes back on with the delete confirmation screen (unless using cut). I know this is not really a major problem but things like this bug me. Anything else had this happen? Any idea how to sort it?
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Fenor

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Hi Samjula!

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.
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Edited by Fenor, 18 May 2006 - 06:56 PM.

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Samjula

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Hi, thanks for replying, just tried that, it came up saying it was successful, then i restarted and checked if it had worked but the black screen still appeared. Any other ideas?
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