Problem When Opening Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. brocher

    brocher Moderator

    Messages:
    516
    I keep getting this problem everytime i open a folder. Don't know whats causing itor why it's happening, can anyone help?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. seems like memory is overflowing or soemthing like that try restarting
     
  3. brocher

    brocher Moderator

    Messages:
    516
    tried restarting no difference. don't wanna format. :eek:
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Messages:
    4,006
    Location:
    Sweden
    "Overflowing"??

    Sounds more like it's broken. Try running memtest ( http://www.memtest.org/ ) for a while. If it says it's ok, it's more likely a software issue. Reinstall might be a godd idea then.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

    Messages:
    1,489
    Location:
    Knightdale
    Yeah, an explorer error like that that happens even after a restart usually means some memory is bad. It's pretty common.
     
  6. suicide_pact

    suicide_pact ---pro a.v. geek

    Messages:
    164
    Location:
    L.A., CA
    Does it ONLY happen when you open a folder, and not when you do other things? If so, would that be a memory problem, or an explore.exe prob?
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Also, nice descriptive thread title.

    Run memtest and let us know...
     
  8. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    820
    Location:
    Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
    can you just run that wpa thing? to repair damaged windows files?
    whats that called again.. WPA?

    i get that every so often
     
  9. brocher

    brocher Moderator

    Messages:
    516
    What is WPA? I have downloaded the memtest files but what do i do with them?
    Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.gz)
    Memtest86+ V1.40 source code (.tar.gz).
    Do i have to put everything on cd or what, not sure how to do this?
    Can anyone help?
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    Messages:
    3,763
    Location:
    London, UK
    I think Jimi means an SFC /scannow - no ideawhere he got WPA from :confused:

    For memtest it is really simple - get a floppy, run the exe, it will make a bootable floppy, put in drive, reboot and go (leave to cook for at least twelve hours to test each 512 MB of RAM I would say)

    Gimme reps if I helped :p
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Messages:
    4,006
    Location:
    Sweden
    If you want to use a cd:
    http://www.memtest.org/download/1.40/memtest86+-1.40.iso.zip
    Unpack and burn the iso to a cd.

    If you want to use a floppy:
    http://www.memtest.org/download/1.40/memtest86+-1.40.floppy.zip
    Unpack somewhere and run install.bat. The floppy might not be readable by Windows afterwards, but this is ok.

    Then just reboot your computer with the cd or floppy in the drive and make sure that the computer boots from either the cd-rom or the floppy drive (this is a setting in BIOS btw). Memtest will start automatically. Start a test and leave it running for a few hours (until it says it's passed at least once anyway).