Windows Explorer Issues
Posted on 2010-09-13
I'm at my wits end with my machine. I'm running Windows XP Pro, service pack 3. Other specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU
2.83 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM
When I restart my machine, I nearly always get an explorer.exe error. I'm assuming the underlying cause of that error is what is causing my other issues. If I'm using Windows Explorer and double-click to open a file, it works fine for 2 or 3 files. Then, on the 3rd or 4th file, it takes FOREVER to open. It doesn't matter what application the file opens in. Word, Excel, Acrobat, Internet Explorer....they all do it.
I have completely wiped out and reinstalled the whole machine TWICE. I've run malwarebytes and spy doctor several times, always coming up clean. I've tried every trick I can find online for testing memory issues. I've run detect and repair on Office 2003 multiple times I'm at a complete loss as what to try next.
I'm willing to run hijack this and upload the log files or anything else anyone requests to fix this problem. I'm months into it and no better off than when I started. HELP!