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Windows explorer opens and then searches forever

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