Windows explorer opens and then searches forever

Posted on 2013-01-29
Last Modified: 2013-03-07
Windows 7 64 bit, when I open windows explorer, a green bar start across the top, like it is searching. It does not list the normal things download the left column, and no objects appear on the right hand side
Question by:opitech
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ID: 38831614
I may have miss posted the problem When i boot up, the desktop appears normally. However, when i double click on the computer icon, or do a alt e, the windows opens, but nothing displays. the green bar moves across the top, but nothing appears.
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ID: 38834231
it may be you have ram, or disk problems
dow<nload UBCD, make the cd - and boot from it
run memtest86+ for ram - 1 full pass
run disk diag for your disk brand - hdd section                              ultimate boot cd                        direct link UBCD

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ID: 38844159
I have run chkdsk, sfc, and spinrite to check hd. No problems found. As soon as you click on the Computer icon, all you get is a blank white box.
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ID: 38844495
these are maybe good programs, but not what i asked
plse run the diags as asked, to show the staus of your devices

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ID: 38860960
I have run the system recovery and restored the system to factory defaults.
The system is running normally.
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ID: 38862926
that is a solution; if no more help is needed, plse close this Q

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