Solved

Windows explorer opens and then searches forever

Posted on 2013-01-29
8
304 Views
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
0
Comment
Question by:Steven Black
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
8 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:Steven Black
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.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
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
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                              ultimate boot cd
http://ubcd.mirror.fusa.be/ubcd511.iso                        direct link UBCD
0
 

Author Comment

by:Steven Black
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.
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
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
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Steven Black earned 0 total points
ID: 38860960
I have run the system recovery and restored the system to factory defaults.
The system is running normally.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 38862926
that is a solution; if no more help is needed, plse close this Q
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

First some basics on Windows 7 Backup.  It has 2 components one is a file based backup which is stored in .zip files each zip is split at around 200 Megabytes and there is the Image Backup which is as the name implies a total image of the partition …
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question