explorer closes without wanting so

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Laire, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. Laire

    Laire Guest

    Hallo,

    I have a little problem with my Windows Explorer. While using this tool for copy/move files from folder to folder it suddenly shut down. Then I have to restart the Explorer and my work begins new. This closing performs if I use one or two Explorer windows.

    Does anyone know what is the reason for this strange behavior and much more important: How to bring WE back to normal life?

    THX!
     
  2. yoyo

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    Hallo, neighbour, Herzlich Willkommen at NTFS.org. :D

    Could be many reasons. Does it happen every time, you copy/move files or just now and then? Does it happen when moving large or many files at a time? Perhaps give some system specs, ram, pagefile settings, someone may have an idea what to do.
     
  3. Laire

    Laire Guest

    Hallo,

    @YoYo
    thanks for your welcome. Now I am a little bit nosy - if you say neighbour - are you also from MG?

    Back to my problem: It is not easy to specify the moment of closing. Sometime you can move/copy a couple of files, even larger ones, sometimes it refuses to work after trying to copy one small file.
    Usually you can work for a short time without problems, but when WE stopped for the first time you better start WinXP again because if not - often you can not move one file without WE closing itself.

    I know, this is no good description, but there is no regularity.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If it is a recent problem have you tried doing a system restore?
     
  5. Laire

    Laire Guest

    Hi,

    be assured this was my first, no second, idea and I ran the repair option of WinXP. Unfortunately without success.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Only other thing I can think of to try is a repair of xp. Put the xp cd in & boot up. Follow the screen to the repair area. I think it just basically install windows again.
     
  7. Laire

    Laire Guest

    Hi Hipster,

    thanks for your answer.

    I ran this repair option already. Unfortunately there is no change in Explorers misbehaviour. So I am sure that all files are not corrupted. Maybe there are just some "minor" changes in the registry.

    Do you or anybody know a little bit about the registry? I have no idea where to search.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    G'day Laire. Grasping at straws here.
    Just noticed from your original post that you said you used a tool to copy/move files. Did you mean right click & dragging or was it an actual program? If the latter remove it & use right click dragging. See how that goes.