Windows explorer crashing between folders

  The Belarussian Mafia 21:49 14 May 05
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Brand new Win XP PC. When jumping between folders on the hard drive I'm getting the message: "Windows has encountered a problem", and the system freezes. I then have to do ctrl-alt-del to stop the folder trying to open itself. Seems to be happening about 30% of the time.

I've been using Win 98 till now, and nothing this stupid ever happened...

  VoG II 22:01 14 May 05

Start, Run, type

sfc /scannow

and click OK.

  The Belarussian Mafia 22:08 14 May 05

VoG™ Thanks mate. Could you just explain what this does. (Is it the equivalent of ScanDisk from Win 98? I was wondering why I couldn't find that on Win XP.)

I just need to get all the info before taking your advice, as I currently have to run between the two PCs, with my one and only monitor in tow!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:25 14 May 05

SFC is system file checker witth scan files and replace missing or corrupt sytem IE and OE files thus repairing your operating system.

My computer - right click drive -select properties - tool tab - error check is the equivalnt of scan disk

  woodchip 22:33 14 May 05

But you may need a XP disc to run it. You could also try click here
As IE is tied to Win Explorer

  VoG II 08:45 15 May 05
  The Belarussian Mafia 01:26 24 May 05

Thanks guys, especially VoG™. This sorted it. I suspect I may have corrupted some files by running my old Norton WinDoctor 2002 on my XP SP2 operating system.

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