Windows Explorer hangs when deleting or renaming files

T

TCTUTOR

I've been running Vista Business Edition RTM since the November 17th release.
I've begun having problems with Windows Explorer hanging every time I try to
delete a file, empty the recycle bin, or rename a file. The "Calculating
Time Remaining" dialog comes up and then just sits there until I eventually
try to close it (8-10 minutes!) and then I get a message that Windows
Explorer has quit working, a lot of data collection goes on, and then a
problem report is sent to Microsoft. It's getting pretty old...does anyone
have an idea what's going on?

It may be unrelated, but I suspect the problem may have started around the
time I loaded Office 2007. I had so many problems with Outlook 2007
(couldn't get it to run in anything but safe mode, even with all add-ins
disabled) that I finally unistalled Office 2007 and went back to Office 2003.
This problem with Windows Explorer hangs began while I had Office 2007
loaded, and it did not go away when I uninstalled Office 2007. It may be
unrelated, but...
 

My Computer

C

Chad Harris

TCTUTOR--

I don't know of any Office 2007 issues that would cause this, but you might
have a look on the Office group and see if any are there. There also aren't
any KBs that address this.

Try some of these steps to reduce CPU demand but first run sfc /scannow from
an elevated cmd prompt. Right click cmd on your start menu and click "run
as admin." Type in "sfc /scannow" and lose the quotes. Then...

Speed PC and Control CPU Tips/Steps

SPEED AND CPU:

_______________

1) Trim processes you don't need in TM. Google them or "search engine of

your choice them" if you have to.

2) Go to

services.msc in run box and turn off services not needed and there are some.

Vista Services Guide Part 1

http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx

Vista Services Guide Part 2

http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx

3) Run System File Checker.

SFC: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

In Vista run it from an elevated command prompt. Right click command on

start and run as administrator.

4) Run 3 or so spyware scans Windows Defender, , Adaware, and Spybot

5) Probably the most important for speed consistently and efficient resource

use DEFRAG with www.raxco.com or www.diskeeeper.com with 15% free space on

drive if DK and or >5% if Raxco's Perfect Disk.

http://groups.msn.com/windowsxpcentral/spyware.msnw

Download Adaware and

Spybot from here.

GOOD Overall Review for Defending Your PC:

http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/

MSFT Defense Site MSFT Security:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.mspx

Protect Your PC from MSFT Security:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

MSFT Windows Defender

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

MSFT MSRT: (Malicious Software Removal Tool)

http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx



MSFT "Windows One Care" in Wings (AV and Spyware Scans)

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-13WindowsOneCarePR.mspx

6) Unck items from msconfig start tab you don't need starting and some

won't start--peoiple who think just uncking for many are naive because there

are 12 places things can be started including several reg keys like Run Once

keys and there are serveral.

7) Turn off Messaging service--it's a security vulnerability and it slows

you

8) Defrag very often every other day actually.

9) Turn off indexing.

10) Clear TIF and %temp% files (delete) and go to safe mode to get as many

as u can.

10) Do troubleshooting with msconfig.

11) Do Clean boot with msconfig utility and search for the directions here:

SERVICE CONFIGURATION REFERENCES*

*Vista Services*

Part One

http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx



Part Two

http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx

Windows Vista Services Tweak Guide v1.0

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=87443



Vista RTM Tweak Guide (Tweaks to Improve Performances)

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLJ,GGLJ:2006-47,GGLJ:en&q=vista+rtm+tweak+guide



1) Task Manager lists the services on the services tab in Vista.

2) Type services.msc in run box and using the list of services, click the

service and you'll get a description of services.

3) There is a list here of the default services and a description>>click

"default settings for services" in the left pane.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/3c5945ee-afb8-43ce-b39d-50e6d5b89bf81033.mspx?mfr=true



4) To view service dependencies

1.

Open Services.

2.

In the details pane, right-click the service that you want to view

dependencies for, and then click Properties.

3.

Click the Dependencies tab.

4.

To view services that are associated dependencies of the selected service,

in the list on the Dependencies tab, click the plus sign next to the

service.

Many of the services but not all in Vista are the same as in XP, so in that

context:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/services.htm



Also see the extremely helpful site:

Black Viper's Service List

http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP Services.htm





Black Viper's Site (Many of the same services in Vista)

http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP Services.htm



http://www.z123.org/techsupport/xpservices.htm



http://www.geocities.com/ziyadhosein/xpserv1.htm



http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php



This will be helpful

http://web.archive.org/web/20041128084144/www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm



______________________________________________________________________________________________

How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/



Resources for troubleshooting startup problems in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041/



How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316434



How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/



How to Disable a Service or Device that Prevents Windows from Starting

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310602/



Also ck out these references:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,5155,00.asp



http://www.speedupyourcomputer.windowsreinstall.com/index.htm

and

http://www.extremetech.com/search_results/0,2426,,00.asp?qry=how+to+speed+windows+xp&filterapp=&site=4P.S.



Defragging with a decent defrag every day will make a huge dent inefficient

resource/CPU use.

Perfect Disk has a 5 month full functionality trial on now for Windows

Vista.

Good luck,

CH







"TCTUTOR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> I've been running Vista Business Edition RTM since the November 17th
> release.
> I've begun having problems with Windows Explorer hanging every time I try
> to
> delete a file, empty the recycle bin, or rename a file. The "Calculating
> Time Remaining" dialog comes up and then just sits there until I
> eventually
> try to close it (8-10 minutes!) and then I get a message that Windows
> Explorer has quit working, a lot of data collection goes on, and then a
> problem report is sent to Microsoft. It's getting pretty old...does
> anyone
> have an idea what's going on?
>
> It may be unrelated, but I suspect the problem may have started around the
> time I loaded Office 2007. I had so many problems with Outlook 2007
> (couldn't get it to run in anything but safe mode, even with all add-ins
> disabled) that I finally unistalled Office 2007 and went back to Office
> 2003.
> This problem with Windows Explorer hangs began while I had Office 2007
> loaded, and it did not go away when I uninstalled Office 2007. It may be
> unrelated, but...
>
 

My Computer

T

TCTUTOR

Chad, Thanks for your rather exhaustive list of suggestions,but I've already
tried most of them. One did intrigue me, however, and that was your
suggestion to turn off indexing. It's my understanding that this cannot be
turned off in Windows Vista; in fact there are several posts in these forums
to that effect. Believe me, I'd love to turn it off. My CPU runs at about
50% ALL of the time with this stupid Windows Search alwys active. Got any
more information how to turn this off?


"Chad Harris" wrote:

> TCTUTOR--
>
> I don't know of any Office 2007 issues that would cause this, but you might
> have a look on the Office group and see if any are there. There also aren't
> any KBs that address this.
>
> Try some of these steps to reduce CPU demand but first run sfc /scannow from
> an elevated cmd prompt. Right click cmd on your start menu and click "run
> as admin." Type in "sfc /scannow" and lose the quotes. Then...
>
> Speed PC and Control CPU Tips/Steps
>
> SPEED AND CPU:
>
> _______________
>
> 1) Trim processes you don't need in TM. Google them or "search engine of
>
> your choice them" if you have to.
>
> 2) Go to
>
> services.msc in run box and turn off services not needed and there are some.
>
> Vista Services Guide Part 1
>
> http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx
>
> Vista Services Guide Part 2
>
> http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx
>
> 3) Run System File Checker.
>
> SFC: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
>
> In Vista run it from an elevated command prompt. Right click command on
>
> start and run as administrator.
>
> 4) Run 3 or so spyware scans Windows Defender, , Adaware, and Spybot
>
> 5) Probably the most important for speed consistently and efficient resource
>
> use DEFRAG with www.raxco.com or www.diskeeeper.com with 15% free space on
>
> drive if DK and or >5% if Raxco's Perfect Disk.
>
> http://groups.msn.com/windowsxpcentral/spyware.msnw
>
> Download Adaware and
>
> Spybot from here.
>
> GOOD Overall Review for Defending Your PC:
>
> http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
>
> MSFT Defense Site MSFT Security:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.mspx
>
> Protect Your PC from MSFT Security:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx
>
> MSFT Windows Defender
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
>
> MSFT MSRT: (Malicious Software Removal Tool)
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
>
>
>
> MSFT "Windows One Care" in Wings (AV and Spyware Scans)
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-13WindowsOneCarePR.mspx
>
> 6) Unck items from msconfig start tab you don't need starting and some
>
> won't start--peoiple who think just uncking for many are naive because there
>
> are 12 places things can be started including several reg keys like Run Once
>
> keys and there are serveral.
>
> 7) Turn off Messaging service--it's a security vulnerability and it slows
>
> you
>
> 8) Defrag very often every other day actually.
>
> 9) Turn off indexing.
>
> 10) Clear TIF and %temp% files (delete) and go to safe mode to get as many
>
> as u can.
>
> 10) Do troubleshooting with msconfig.
>
> 11) Do Clean boot with msconfig utility and search for the directions here:
>
> SERVICE CONFIGURATION REFERENCES*
>
> *Vista Services*
>
> Part One
>
> http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx
>
>
>
> Part Two
>
> http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx
>
> Windows Vista Services Tweak Guide v1.0
>
> http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=87443
>
>
>
> Vista RTM Tweak Guide (Tweaks to Improve Performances)
>
> http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLJ,GGLJ:2006-47,GGLJ:en&q=vista+rtm+tweak+guide
>
>
>
> 1) Task Manager lists the services on the services tab in Vista.
>
> 2) Type services.msc in run box and using the list of services, click the
>
> service and you'll get a description of services.
>
> 3) There is a list here of the default services and a description>>click
>
> "default settings for services" in the left pane.
>
> http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/3c5945ee-afb8-43ce-b39d-50e6d5b89bf81033.mspx?mfr=true
>
>
>
> 4) To view service dependencies
>
> 1.
>
> Open Services.
>
> 2.
>
> In the details pane, right-click the service that you want to view
>
> dependencies for, and then click Properties.
>
> 3.
>
> Click the Dependencies tab.
>
> 4.
>
> To view services that are associated dependencies of the selected service,
>
> in the list on the Dependencies tab, click the plus sign next to the
>
> service.
>
> Many of the services but not all in Vista are the same as in XP, so in that
>
> context:
>
> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/services.htm
>
>
>
> Also see the extremely helpful site:
>
> Black Viper's Service List
>
> http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP Services.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> Black Viper's Site (Many of the same services in Vista)
>
> http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP Services.htm
>
>
>
> http://www.z123.org/techsupport/xpservices.htm
>
>
>
> http://www.geocities.com/ziyadhosein/xpserv1.htm
>
>
>
> http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php
>
>
>
> This will be helpful
>
> http://web.archive.org/web/20041128084144/www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
>
>
>
> ______________________________________________________________________________________________
>
> How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/
>
>
>
> Resources for troubleshooting startup problems in Windows XP
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041/
>
>
>
> How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316434
>
>
>
> How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/
>
>
>
> How to Disable a Service or Device that Prevents Windows from Starting
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310602/
>
>
>
> Also ck out these references:
>
> http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,5155,00.asp
>
>
>
> http://www.speedupyourcomputer.windowsreinstall.com/index.htm
>
> and
>
> http://www.extremetech.com/search_results/0,2426,,00.asp?qry=how+to+speed+windows+xp&filterapp=&site=4P.S.
>
>
>
> Defragging with a decent defrag every day will make a huge dent inefficient
>
> resource/CPU use.
>
> Perfect Disk has a 5 month full functionality trial on now for Windows
>
> Vista.
>
> Good luck,
>
> CH
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "TCTUTOR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > I've been running Vista Business Edition RTM since the November 17th
> > release.
> > I've begun having problems with Windows Explorer hanging every time I try
> > to
> > delete a file, empty the recycle bin, or rename a file. The "Calculating
> > Time Remaining" dialog comes up and then just sits there until I
> > eventually
> > try to close it (8-10 minutes!) and then I get a message that Windows
> > Explorer has quit working, a lot of data collection goes on, and then a
> > problem report is sent to Microsoft. It's getting pretty old...does
> > anyone
> > have an idea what's going on?
> >
> > It may be unrelated, but I suspect the problem may have started around the
> > time I loaded Office 2007. I had so many problems with Outlook 2007
> > (couldn't get it to run in anything but safe mode, even with all add-ins
> > disabled) that I finally unistalled Office 2007 and went back to Office
> > 2003.
> > This problem with Windows Explorer hangs began while I had Office 2007
> > loaded, and it did not go away when I uninstalled Office 2007. It may be
> > unrelated, but...
> >

>
>
 

My Computer

C

Casey

TCTUTOR!
I'm glad someone else has had this same issue. Whenever I try to delete a
file, Explorer just hangs.
I also have the same issue with indexer. Once deleting was hanging, I went
into the task manager, and saw indexer was taking about 50% of my processor.
I end-tasked on the indexer, and it stopped hanging on the delete.
Alas, indexer comes back, and so does the delete problem.
So, It's a problem with indexer. How to fix it though?

"TCTUTOR" wrote:

> Chad, Thanks for your rather exhaustive list of suggestions,but I've already
> tried most of them. One did intrigue me, however, and that was your
> suggestion to turn off indexing. It's my understanding that this cannot be
> turned off in Windows Vista; in fact there are several posts in these forums
> to that effect. Believe me, I'd love to turn it off. My CPU runs at about
> 50% ALL of the time with this stupid Windows Search alwys active. Got any
> more information how to turn this off?
>
>
> "Chad Harris" wrote:
>
> > TCTUTOR--
> >
> > I don't know of any Office 2007 issues that would cause this, but you might
> > have a look on the Office group and see if any are there. There also aren't
> > any KBs that address this.
> >
> > Try some of these steps to reduce CPU demand but first run sfc /scannow from
> > an elevated cmd prompt. Right click cmd on your start menu and click "run
> > as admin." Type in "sfc /scannow" and lose the quotes. Then...
> >
> > Speed PC and Control CPU Tips/Steps
> >
> > SPEED AND CPU:
> >
> > _______________
> >
> > 1) Trim processes you don't need in TM. Google them or "search engine of
> >
> > your choice them" if you have to.
> >
> > 2) Go to
> >
> > services.msc in run box and turn off services not needed and there are some.
> >
> > Vista Services Guide Part 1
> >
> > http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx
> >
> > Vista Services Guide Part 2
> >
> > http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx
> >
> > 3) Run System File Checker.
> >
> > SFC: http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
> >
> > In Vista run it from an elevated command prompt. Right click command on
> >
> > start and run as administrator.
> >
> > 4) Run 3 or so spyware scans Windows Defender, , Adaware, and Spybot
> >
> > 5) Probably the most important for speed consistently and efficient resource
> >
> > use DEFRAG with www.raxco.com or www.diskeeeper.com with 15% free space on
> >
> > drive if DK and or >5% if Raxco's Perfect Disk.
> >
> > http://groups.msn.com/windowsxpcentral/spyware.msnw
> >
> > Download Adaware and
> >
> > Spybot from here.
> >
> > GOOD Overall Review for Defending Your PC:
> >
> > http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
> >
> > MSFT Defense Site MSFT Security:
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.mspx
> >
> > Protect Your PC from MSFT Security:
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx
> >
> > MSFT Windows Defender
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
> >
> > MSFT MSRT: (Malicious Software Removal Tool)
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
> >
> >
> >
> > MSFT "Windows One Care" in Wings (AV and Spyware Scans)
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-13WindowsOneCarePR.mspx
> >
> > 6) Unck items from msconfig start tab you don't need starting and some
> >
> > won't start--peoiple who think just uncking for many are naive because there
> >
> > are 12 places things can be started including several reg keys like Run Once
> >
> > keys and there are serveral.
> >
> > 7) Turn off Messaging service--it's a security vulnerability and it slows
> >
> > you
> >
> > 8) Defrag very often every other day actually.
> >
> > 9) Turn off indexing.
> >
> > 10) Clear TIF and %temp% files (delete) and go to safe mode to get as many
> >
> > as u can.
> >
> > 10) Do troubleshooting with msconfig.
> >
> > 11) Do Clean boot with msconfig utility and search for the directions here:
> >
> > SERVICE CONFIGURATION REFERENCES*
> >
> > *Vista Services*
> >
> > Part One
> >
> > http://www.tweakvista.com/article38662.aspx
> >
> >
> >
> > Part Two
> >
> > http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx
> >
> > Windows Vista Services Tweak Guide v1.0
> >
> > http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=87443
> >
> >
> >
> > Vista RTM Tweak Guide (Tweaks to Improve Performances)
> >
> > http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLJ,GGLJ:2006-47,GGLJ:en&q=vista+rtm+tweak+guide
> >
> >
> >
> > 1) Task Manager lists the services on the services tab in Vista.
> >
> > 2) Type services.msc in run box and using the list of services, click the
> >
> > service and you'll get a description of services.
> >
> > 3) There is a list here of the default services and a description>>click
> >
> > "default settings for services" in the left pane.
> >
> > http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/3c5945ee-afb8-43ce-b39d-50e6d5b89bf81033.mspx?mfr=true
> >
> >
> >
> > 4) To view service dependencies
> >
> > 1.
> >
> > Open Services.
> >
> > 2.
> >
> > In the details pane, right-click the service that you want to view
> >
> > dependencies for, and then click Properties.
> >
> > 3.
> >
> > Click the Dependencies tab.
> >
> > 4.
> >
> > To view services that are associated dependencies of the selected service,
> >
> > in the list on the Dependencies tab, click the plus sign next to the
> >
> > service.
> >
> > Many of the services but not all in Vista are the same as in XP, so in that
> >
> > context:
> >
> > http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/services.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > Also see the extremely helpful site:
> >
> > Black Viper's Service List
> >
> > http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP Services.htm
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Black Viper's Site (Many of the same services in Vista)
> >
> > http://www.dead-eye.net/WinXP Services.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.z123.org/techsupport/xpservices.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.geocities.com/ziyadhosein/xpserv1.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php
> >
> >
> >
> > This will be helpful
> >
> > http://web.archive.org/web/20041128084144/www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > ______________________________________________________________________________________________
> >
> > How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560/
> >
> >
> >
> > Resources for troubleshooting startup problems in Windows XP
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041/
> >
> >
> >
> > How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316434
> >
> >
> >
> > How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/
> >
> >
> >
> > How to Disable a Service or Device that Prevents Windows from Starting
> >
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310602/
> >
> >
> >
> > Also ck out these references:
> >
> > http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,5155,00.asp
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.speedupyourcomputer.windowsreinstall.com/index.htm
> >
> > and
> >
> > http://www.extremetech.com/search_results/0,2426,,00.asp?qry=how+to+speed+windows+xp&filterapp=&site=4P.S.
> >
> >
> >
> > Defragging with a decent defrag every day will make a huge dent inefficient
> >
> > resource/CPU use.
> >
> > Perfect Disk has a 5 month full functionality trial on now for Windows
> >
> > Vista.
> >
> > Good luck,
> >
> > CH
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "TCTUTOR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > > I've been running Vista Business Edition RTM since the November 17th
> > > release.
> > > I've begun having problems with Windows Explorer hanging every time I try
> > > to
> > > delete a file, empty the recycle bin, or rename a file. The "Calculating
> > > Time Remaining" dialog comes up and then just sits there until I
> > > eventually
> > > try to close it (8-10 minutes!) and then I get a message that Windows
> > > Explorer has quit working, a lot of data collection goes on, and then a
> > > problem report is sent to Microsoft. It's getting pretty old...does
> > > anyone
> > > have an idea what's going on?
> > >
 

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johnnyboy2007

I have this issue, and its not a CPU-related one (when the problem occurs,
CPU is somewhere between 1 and 5%). My understanding leads me to think its a
permissions issue, but taking ownership and full control of the files makes
no difference. Elevating permissions makes zero difference. For info, i did
the upgrade from XP SP2, to Vista Business edition.

I'm tempted to do a clean install but I can't back some of my files up
becuase of this issue!! (occurs when copying, sometimes when clicking on one
of the files in a "open" dialog box, emptying recycle bin, and deleting
files). Most files are fine - just a few of these rogue files that are
driving me nuts!




"TCTUTOR" wrote:

> I've been running Vista Business Edition RTM since the November 17th release.
> I've begun having problems with Windows Explorer hanging every time I try to
> delete a file, empty the recycle bin, or rename a file. The "Calculating
> Time Remaining" dialog comes up and then just sits there until I eventually
> try to close it (8-10 minutes!) and then I get a message that Windows
> Explorer has quit working, a lot of data collection goes on, and then a
> problem report is sent to Microsoft. It's getting pretty old...does anyone
> have an idea what's going on?
>
> It may be unrelated, but I suspect the problem may have started around the
> time I loaded Office 2007. I had so many problems with Outlook 2007
> (couldn't get it to run in anything but safe mode, even with all add-ins
> disabled) that I finally unistalled Office 2007 and went back to Office 2003.
> This problem with Windows Explorer hangs began while I had Office 2007
> loaded, and it did not go away when I uninstalled Office 2007. It may be
> unrelated, but...
 

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Ironic77

New Member
Had the same problem just now on SP1 with latest fixes.

This helped:

I looked in services.msc and discovered that the Windows Search service was in a "stopping" state. That is, it appeared to be hung in that state. The same would apply if you see the process stuck at 25% (quad core) or 50% (dual core) or 100% (single core).

I opened Task Manager, found the SearchIndexer.exe process and killed it (you'll need to show processes from all users, requiring administrator privledges). Then, I restarted the "Windows Search" service (I may be crazy, but I like search when it's working normally).

Upon doing so, my machine started behaving normally again -- I can rename files without explorer.exe hanging. The search service is also working normally and the performance has improved.

Hope this helps.
 

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vpcoded

New Member
I registered just to say thank you on this thread. I could not figure out what the hell was going on found this thread issue fixed.l
 

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qwerty66666

New Member
Stopping the Indexing service also worked for me. After rebooting I also had tell Vista to re-index my hardrive(s) and reboot a seconds time so vista could do the re-index. To do this I click on the program menu and searched for 'indexing'. I clicked on 'advance' which hung indexing so I stopped the SearchIndexer.exe process in taskmanager. After doing this the advance window showed up and I clicked on 'restore defaults'. I recieved a message to that I would need to reboot to restore the default and rebuild the indexing. After rebooting everything appears to be back to normal.
 

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wec1

This worked. Thanks

Now I hate to be conspiratorial but this happened just after I got rid of
Internet Explorer and installed Firefox. Coincidence?


"Ironic77" wrote:

>
> Had the same problem just now on SP1 with latest fixes.
>
> This helped:
>
> I looked in services.msc and discovered that the Windows Search service
> was in a "stopping" state. That is, it appeared to be hung in that
> state. The same would apply if you see the process stuck at 25% (quad
> core) or 50% (dual core) or 100% (single core).
>
> I opened Task Manager, found the SearchIndexer.exe process and killed
> it (you'll need to show processes from all users, requiring
> administrator privledges). Then, I restarted the "Windows Search"
> service (I may be crazy, but I like search when it's working normally).
>
> Upon doing so, my machine started behaving normally again -- I can
> rename files without explorer.exe hanging. The search service is also
> working normally and the performance has improved.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
> --
> Ironic77
>
 

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ysrael737

New Member
Hello

I Tried all but Outlook is still hanging and the deletion process is still faulty; the message that appears is "Remaining 0 bytes of 0" after that, the WExplorer freezes

Also, the deletion option from any other program (such as a recovery file from a sudden turn off or an iTunes file edition) makes the application to get stuck as well as when I try to delete from the explorer

Any other ideas, please?

Thank you
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion tx1000 (1232la)
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64X2
    Memory
    2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1 x 160 Gb
    Other Info
    Tablet PC

ysrael737

New Member
Just as another piece of info, I installed Firefox and have Safari (sorry I like it) as default

But the problem appeared after installing the March updates and patches from Microsoft, had to roll back a couple of times in order to take off both the SO and the Office updates

And then, after the second rollback it happened...
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion tx1000 (1232la)
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64X2
    Memory
    2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1 x 160 Gb
    Other Info
    Tablet PC

ysrael737

New Member
I used what is being suggested in the thread

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-performance-maintenance/101185-deleting-problems-vista.html?highlight=Windows+Explorer+hangs+when+deleting+OR+renaming+files

And found a problem with a file named "imageres.dll" in the System32 folder

Does anyone knows what this file does/is?

The log created with sfc /scannow shows the repair message

"CSI 00000174 Hashes for file member \??\C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll do not match actual file [l:24{12}]"imageres.dll"

and

"Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:24{12}]"imageres.dll"

Thank you
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion tx1000 (1232la)
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64X2
    Memory
    2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1 x 160 Gb
    Other Info
    Tablet PC

flitflyzoom

New Member
Stopping the Indexing service also worked for me. After rebooting I also had tell Vista to re-index my hardrive(s) and reboot a seconds time so vista could do the re-index. To do this I click on the program menu and searched for 'indexing'. I clicked on 'advance' which hung indexing so I stopped the SearchIndexer.exe process in taskmanager. After doing this the advance window showed up and I clicked on 'restore defaults'. I recieved a message to that I would need to reboot to restore the default and rebuild the indexing. After rebooting everything appears to be back to normal.
I registered just to say thank you--I've been looking for a solution to the very same problem for hours and this was the one thing that worked. Thanks so much!
 

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J

James Matthews

It could be that you installed something recently and it is causing a race
condition within explorer.

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"flitflyzoom" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> qwerty66666;976483 Wrote:

>> Stopping the Indexing service also worked for me. After rebooting I
>> also had tell Vista to re-index my hardrive(s) and reboot a seconds time
>> so vista could do the re-index. To do this I click on the program menu
>> and searched for 'indexing'. I clicked on 'advance' which hung indexing
>> so I stopped the SearchIndexer.exe process in taskmanager. After doing
>> this the advance window showed up and I clicked on 'restore defaults'.
>> I recieved a message to that I would need to reboot to restore the
>> default and rebuild the indexing. After rebooting everything appears to
>> be back to normal.
>
> I registered just to say thank you--I've been looking for a solution to
> the very same problem for hours and this was the one thing that worked.
> Thanks so much!
>
>
> --
> flitflyzoom
>
 

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