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Windows Explorer / Dr. Watsons problems


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For the past week I have been getting these pop up things saying sorry that Windows Explorer or Dr Watson's postmortem debugger have encounter a problem and need to close and ever since this has been happening the rest of my computer has been having problems
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

If you do not have an XP CD and are unable to borrow one, run the scan, click skip if it asks for the CD, if it keeps asking, click cancel.

If it kept asking for the XP CD then system files are missing


Click start then run, type chkdsk /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Is all of this supposed to fix it?
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It's a start
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Kk did all of that stuff and it seems to have fixed that problem but now when i open aim it is stuck in the maximized screen and i cant minimize. Any ideas why? And i would also like to thank you for all of the help so far :whistling:
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I don't use IM, so is it a lot of work to re-install AIM?

Or does it have any preference options?

Is AIM the only programme opening maximised?
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I just uninstalled and reinstalled and still has the problem but i will look elsewhere for help and when i clicked my icon to play a game the windows explorer error popped up again so its not gone i guess sry
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