"Save as..." and "Open." window OFTEN freezes when trying to browse (in various apps)
Posted on 2008-10-02
I'm running a new Dell Inspiron with 4GB RAM and Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
I'm having an issue where VERY OFTEN, when I'm trying to saving a file (for example, in FireFox or Internet Explorer), and that window comes up asking where I want to save it, if I try to browse to a different folder (either by pressing the arrow/drop down at the top, or clicking MY COMPUTER or a specific drive on the right side), the window will just freeze.
This also happens sometimes when I'm using a program, and doing a FILE -> OPEN and trying to browse as well.
It freezes IMMEDIATELY, the moment I press another drive or the arrow/drop down at the top.
So this isn't isolated to one specific program. Although it seems in Vista that no matter what program I'm in it shows the same dialogue box for saving or opening, so this appears to be a Vista issue.
The only thing I can do when this happens is force-quit the program I was in (end task).
Any advice would be appreciated, this is becoming a real problem. I took the plunge to Vista after a long time of resistance and figured after SP1 things would be more stable.
Note I am running 64-bit, in case that makes any difference.