Windows 7 Explorer Hanging

Have a Windows 7 PC all patches applied...Except for IE-10

When I attempt to Browse my files for any reason either by windows explorer or with any application up I select Open----

This thing just hangs and video gets cloudy....

After a few minutes it gets better and comes back to life...

what can cause this???

Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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ChiefITConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Tell me about where your files are located. Are they on a storage device, locally on your computer, on a server?

The inability to easily process the path of your stored shares can cause the inability to quickly open the shares and access the files, and if you get happy clicking fingers will grey out your screen as if to say (wait a second, let me try to access this file).

As an Example:
A while ago, I ran into EE users that had both Netware and Microsoft based services on their networks. They were seeing the shares, but it took a long time to authenticate to the files, because it looked at the auth servers in order of presedence. So, they could see a five minute delay in accessing the files because the Microsoft NTFS shares had to wait for the clients to attempt to authenticate via a netware server first, then revert to the Microsoft Servers. It was a tough troubleshoot.
Make sure you have installed latest update for your graphics driver.

Close all apps and then run this fixit

Reboot system and check.

Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
Typically this is caused by fragmentation of the files on the hard drive. You should start with running CCleaner:

And then run a defrag with Auslogics:

Use the defrag and optimize option.
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also (since Windows Explorer is fully fundamental to Windows), run System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Run again if errors remained from the first run. Restart the system and test.

Look in Action Center, Maintenance, View Reliability Monitor. Are there Windows Explorer or other Windows critical errors in here?

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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
The Files are located on

A:   Local Drive
B:   Windows 2003 Server.

This is the only Computer out of 8 that is having this issue.  all computers the same, win7 32bit.

I Scanned for viruses -- Found Note
I Ran combofix             found Nothing

Will Try other fixes Monday @ 3Pm
ChiefITConnect With a Mentor Commented:
So, it may be having problems with name resolution. Make sure the same adapter bindings and protocol settings exist on a good machine as this one.
Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Scannow found a few files that needed to be replaced but I believe it was the Two ChiefIT solutions That Did the Trick,

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