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within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I checked to see which program *.avi is associated with and it was the VLC media player. I've tried these solutions but i don't believe its working. Thanks for help so far. this contact form

Windows Explorer is the workhorse behind the Windows user interface. This can slow your computer a lot and prevent deleting/renaming/moving/etc the file until it's finished. First, consider what software you may have installed on your machine recently. I wish Microsoft would just toss it away. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268988-45-windows-explorer-crashing-working-video-files

A tech enthusiast, he blogs everything about Microsoft at TheMSGuy.com. Explorer add-ons Very much like Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer's functionality can be extended by installing add-ons (more correctly referred to as "shell extensions" because Windows Explorer is often referred to as "the shell", No thumb.db file (suppressed indexing as I had continuous crazy IOs on the SSD) Strange.

Anyway, hth. IF you have it, uninstall it. And "YES", Windows Explorer frequently crashes for no apparent reason. Quickest trial and error approach might be copying half of files into another directory, and see if that one triggers same issue - if so, halve that directory and test again

Also, strangely enough, I copied the folder to my desktop and was able to open it and look through the files, however, as soon as I try to sort the files I apologise if I posted this in the wrong section!) There is a big chance that something that is attached to explorer.exe is causing this issue, have you tried a clean There are a variety of programs that can help point to the presence of malware, 1 being HijackThis, available from trendmicro.com. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-pictures/windows-explorer-crashes-when-trying-to-open-avi/7af96da6-8451-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5 regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll worked PERFECTLY for me.

I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del and end the WE session. There's a certain folder on my external HDD which causes Windows Explorer to crash when I attempt to open it. I see some poking and prodding is instore in the near future… Reply JimG December 19, 2011 at 5:54 am oh….and the good news, you don't have to totally reboot windows I hate it when that happens.

Hot swapping people in a scrum team Did Henry Ford say "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"? http://superuser.com/questions/217332/windows-explorer-crashes-whenever-i-view-a-folder-with-an-mp4-h-264-video-file If it's related to that,  you might need to unregister and reregister the media/image preview DLLs. 0 Pimiento OP johnschunck Apr 4, 2014 at 7:51 UTC 1st Post Browse other questions tagged windows-7 windows-explorer crash thumbnails or ask your own question. Text Quote Post |Replace Attachment Add link Text to display: Where should this link go?

Run windows media player, go to tools => options and check that the .avi extension is ticked in file types. http://yellowproductions.net/win-xp/win-xp-pro-ntbackup-something-odd-about-the-bks-file-when-using-a-script.php We have also changed Explorer settings so file extensions are not displayed and UNC paths are not shown in the address bar (which we thought had worked... EDIT3: I've fixed it! The files open ok in Windows Movie but not Video Factory 2 upgraded.

My concern is that perhaps you have malware that is hijacking links you click on.

21-Dec-2011 Reply Jagadish December 21, 2011 at 12:54 am Very lucid. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Disabling shell extensions is relatively safe, particularly for non-Microsoft Windows extensions. (You may need to reboot for the disabling to take effect.) Typically, all that happens is that you lose some functionality - http://yellowproductions.net/win-xp/win-xp-network-connection-properties-crash.php By creating an account, you're agreeing to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy Not a member?

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It was set for "General Items" which is probably like an "Automatic" feature where Windows detects what type of files are in it.

Never saw this before. When I double click on something to correct it - nothing happens. Look for that product name and if you see any shell extensions associated with that product, right-click the item in the list and select Disable Selected Items. Here's a page on that.

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current Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads I will google this term and see if It says HOW  to do it.   It could be a while before anyone sees my coment so Please say how this is done http://yellowproductions.net/win-xp/win-xp-file-security-in-iis-5-1.php Reply JimG December 19, 2011 at 5:53 am Very timely!

Windows search constantly crashes with a C++ error. I uninstalled 5.2, installed 5.2.1, re-enabled shmedia.dll ('regsvr32 shmedia.dll'), and now .avi's thumbnail and act fine. (removing the Size and Duration columns from the folder view will tell Explorer not to I got this message: "The module "shmedia.dll failed to load." Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug to check for problems with the binary or dependent I also found this which actually seemed to fix the avi problem ,allowing the preview to function properly without having to turn the SHMEDIA.DLL on/off.

Currently MS does NOT have a fix for this. It's either that you could have too many files in one location for your computer to handle or there are corrupted files. Test this by changing the view to "list" or "small icons". Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, and then boom!, Explorer crashes.

Rick click on the file and choose install. The second was bad clusters on my harddrive. Now you should not face the problem of your Windows Explorer crashing when you open a folder containing video files. Good luck 🙂 Reply Connie December 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm Thanks Yamen!

I switched it to Windows media player, but I am still having the same problem with Windows Explorer crashing.