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By tech.293 ·
MS t/s was unable to fix this. After opening Windows Explorer, right clicking on any file, directory, drive, etc.,... causes a terminal error, Windows Explorer has stopped responding. Minimal startup options makes no change. The ONLY time it does not have this behavior is in SAFE mode. I have been through the MS t/s drill, and done the trouble shooting myself to no avail.

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

I am already at this point. Windows explorer stops responding when setting up shares; shares can be set up in Net Watcher though.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

Hi

Have you got the latest version of internet explorer installed, plus all the enhancements? I know that this updates the desktop, but it also (I am sure), updates explorer itself. Apparently, Explorer and I.E. are virtually the same program.To do this you can either go the Windows Update Site, or many Computing magazines offer it as a freebie. You will need to have Windows 98 installed to update to I.E. v.6. Maybe your copy of explorer is defunct - have you tried to extract it from thecab files, and replace your existing copy?

Hope this helps


Hope this helps.

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

sorry. this does not help. I am past this point.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

I think that you may be successful in correcting the problem if you simply install Windows over itself. It will replace damaged or missing system files that would cause such a result.

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

doesn't make any dif. same problem.

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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Point value changed by question poster.

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by Big Trent In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

I know this sounds like a level 1 tech answer but looking at the amount of time you have invested in solving this problem, it is probably better back up all the info and reformat the drive and reinstall everything. there are some problems with windows that cannot be solved (bring this up with Gates). the amount of time to do a good backup and reinstall the software is considerably less than the time spent solving the problem.

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by tech.293 In reply to Windows Explorer and shar ...

granted this will solve the problem. The issue was to find an answer from a specific error code written by s/w eng's. As you said, some of what MS sells can't be fixed when it broken.
I don't feel anyone solved the problem, so no one should have the points. Thanks Mr Gates for a 80.00 product that costs 500.00 to fix.

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