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Windows explorer I have 3 partition in my system, but in d:/ drive a lot of folder but one folder has huse data when i click that folder window explorer is not responding error message will display then everything will close, on the other hand i can open other folders, what might be the problem

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    I am facing same problem

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is each partition formatted using NTFS?



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Hi,

Bring up the Start Menu, click on Run. Type Command and hit Enter.

In this command windows type

chkdsk /f /x d:

This will run a disk integrity check of this partition and see if there aren't crosslinked file entries, which has a 50 50 chance of being your problem.

Restart when done and see if this is resolved.

If it isn't comment back to this thread and we'll take it to the next step.

Regards,
Worlvet

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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