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Vista "Network" places Does not Display Anything...?

TamaDrumz76

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#1
Hey fellas,
Recently I adopted a strange problem in Vista x64. I have a home network, which works fine. Just recently, something strange started happening. Now when I click on "network" from the start bar(or anywhere for that matter) the window goes blank, as if its not even going to the "network places". Its hard to describe, so I will paste a screen shot. Sometimes it works fine. When I just boot the computer it works fine, then a little while later it just magically stops(yet anything connected through the network still technically works, like media streaming etc... I just no longer can see anything in "network"). It just seems as if the explorer is not working correctly, but I have no idea what could possibly cause this. I've tried deleting my network and adapters and re-doing everything(including clearing all network info from the registry) and it did nothing. I thought maybe it was a firewall update, so I uninstalled firewall, no effect.

Here's the screenshot:


Any ideas?

It doesn't even come up with the green bar along top or the sidebar on the left. My shared folders on this PC don't even show. Nothing is even displayed in the location bar. Its just as if explorer stops displaying the network after the computer has been on for so long.

If I end task on explorer in task manager and open explorer back up, it works again(like a reboot). Then not after long, it goes back to not working. Very frustrating cause I often transfer files between systems/network locations.

I've searched all over the net to no avail...

I appreciate any help.
 

My Computer

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  • CPU
    Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHz (400FSB)
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    GigaByte GA-X48T-DQ6
    Memory
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600+
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800GTX @ 845/2085/1245
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER AL2216W
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ RAID-0, 1x750GB Samsung HD753LJ
    PSU
    OCZ ModXstream 900W
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    GigaByte 3D Mars Full Tower (Black)
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Airbot

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#2

My Computer

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    Airbot 2.0
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    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
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    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
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    Logitech Wireless MK700
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    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9

TamaDrumz76

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#3

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHz (400FSB)
    Motherboard
    GigaByte GA-X48T-DQ6
    Memory
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600+
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800GTX @ 845/2085/1245
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER AL2216W
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ RAID-0, 1x750GB Samsung HD753LJ
    PSU
    OCZ ModXstream 900W
    Case
    GigaByte 3D Mars Full Tower (Black)
    Cooling
    Custom Water on CPU/VGA
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 MB Cable

TamaDrumz76

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#4
This seems to happen less than a half hour after a reboot. I had tried the SFC thing, and it did not work.

One other thing, instead of it saying Network for the window down in the task bar, it says Windows Explorer with just an open folder icon, as opposed to the normal Network icon... This is VERY aggravating.

One more thing I noticed, once this happens, network map also stops working and actually causes "not responding" and explorer must be closed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHz (400FSB)
    Motherboard
    GigaByte GA-X48T-DQ6
    Memory
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600+
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800GTX @ 845/2085/1245
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER AL2216W
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ RAID-0, 1x750GB Samsung HD753LJ
    PSU
    OCZ ModXstream 900W
    Case
    GigaByte 3D Mars Full Tower (Black)
    Cooling
    Custom Water on CPU/VGA
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 MB Cable

Airbot

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#5

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9

TamaDrumz76

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#6
Yeah, I tried both. Startup repair found absolutely no problems with startup anyway.
I also tried overwriting my current tcpip.sys file with a known good one from my other system. That also didn't work. I then tried replacing my explorer.exe file with a known good one from my other system and I'm still testing it, so far it hasn't done it, but only time will tell.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHz (400FSB)
    Motherboard
    GigaByte GA-X48T-DQ6
    Memory
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600+
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800GTX @ 845/2085/1245
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER AL2216W
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ RAID-0, 1x750GB Samsung HD753LJ
    PSU
    OCZ ModXstream 900W
    Case
    GigaByte 3D Mars Full Tower (Black)
    Cooling
    Custom Water on CPU/VGA
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 MB Cable

Airbot

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#7
I'm sorry, I don't have an answer then. Perhaps someone will though. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9

TamaDrumz76

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#8
Well I surely appreciate the help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHz (400FSB)
    Motherboard
    GigaByte GA-X48T-DQ6
    Memory
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600+
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800GTX @ 845/2085/1245
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER AL2216W
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ RAID-0, 1x750GB Samsung HD753LJ
    PSU
    OCZ ModXstream 900W
    Case
    GigaByte 3D Mars Full Tower (Black)
    Cooling
    Custom Water on CPU/VGA
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 MB Cable

Airbot

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#9
Yes, you're welcome Tamadrumz76
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9

TamaDrumz76

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#10
Well, as of right now, it seems like replacing the explorer.exe with a known good version of the file is working. I still would like to test further, but its been going since last night(early morning) and still going.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Q9450 @ 3.2GHz (400FSB)
    Motherboard
    GigaByte GA-X48T-DQ6
    Memory
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600+
    Graphics Card(s)
    9800GTX @ 845/2085/1245
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER AL2216W
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB Hitachi P7K500 @ RAID-0, 1x750GB Samsung HD753LJ
    PSU
    OCZ ModXstream 900W
    Case
    GigaByte 3D Mars Full Tower (Black)
    Cooling
    Custom Water on CPU/VGA
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Saitek Eclipse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 MB Cable

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