Windows Explorer locks-up when I open "My Network Places" for the second time
Posted on 2003-10-27
yesterday I decided to reinstall my PC from scratch. I installed Windows XP Pro with SP 1a, latest version of drivers and every critical/windows update.
Everything worked flawlessly except for one thing. After every login I can open "My Network Places" just for one time.
The first time I open it I can see my Residential Gateway Device (UPnP) and every shared folder on the other PCs, but when I try to doubleclick on "My Network Places" icon again, cursor changes to "Working in Background" (arrow + hourglass) for a while and nothing happens.
Then , when I log off, Windows says that an instance of explorer.exe is not responding and I've to terminate it.
BTW: I made the same installation 3 times (from scratch every time... it took the whole day...) but I always had the same behaviour.
Thanx in advance.