I apologize for posting this type of topic again, but I was unable to find a solution for my problem after doing a search of this forum, even though there are several topics with the same or similar problem. The solutions offered in them didn't help me.
When I highlight some (not all) wmv files, I get a DEP error and Explorer crashes. I was not having the problem with the very same files last week and it's only happening with newer wmv files. It's not happening with any other file type either. I've created the files myself, so I know it's not that any of them are infected with a virus...not that I can actually check them because Explorer crashes if I touch them.
I managed to copy one even though I get an error message when I do it. I was able to test it on my husband's machine and didn't have the problem with that machine when I highlighted the file. That leads me to believe that it's my machine and not the files that are the problem. I've run a virus scan and found nothing. I've used spyware removal software and did find one thing, but I removed it via the software and it still didn't resolve the issue.
I disabled DEP for Explorer, but that didn't work either.
Could someone help me fix this? It's about to drive me mad.