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Windows explorer freezes up and has to be

WINDOWS EXPLORER freezes up (on vista) and has to be restarted from a pop-up menu box which comes up, this happens several times a day-usually when working with file folders. This problem stated about two months ago and has been troublesome on both my desktop and laptop. My mother-in-law lives 200 miles from me and has vista and has the same trouble. I use Mozilla Firefox, she uses Internet Explorer.

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2 things,

try clicking the IE reset button in the tools, Internert Options, ?? Advanced I think)

What version of IE are you running?
Latest is version 8, can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com
This has better security & no isures like ver 7

Hope this helps
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This could be a virus. Do you have an anti-virus installed? if not, i suggest Avast! Home Edition. It's free and has very good detection rates.

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Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

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  1. Put the SD (Map) card in the computer's SD slot.
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  1. Put the SD (Map) card in the computer's SD slot.
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  3. Locate your disk on the file menu.
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  6. At the bottom of the menu, select "properties"
  7. Another menu pops up, with several tabs along the top.
  8. Select the tab that says "tools".
  9. In the "error-checking" section, select "Check Now"
  10. Another menu pops up.
  11. Select the box that says 'Automatically fix file system errors".
  12. Click "Start"
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Good luck.

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After restarting the computer follow step 1.

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