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OlldGranny
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« on: November 11, 2007, 05:31:26 AM »

Hi to all!
I've had several problems with my Windows Explorer. The opening or saving a file through several software is not working fast or sometimes not at all. Also the opening of big files (over 200mb) especially .exe files from the explorer freezes the whole explorer. For example: I want to download a file in Firefox from a web page. I click on the file ( coolfile.txt ) with my right mouse button and select "Save as..." then I choose the saving location, which takes a long time just to wonder around in my directories. I've found the place where to save the coolfile.txt. I click on "Save". After releasing the mouse button whole Firefox freezes.
 
I am in a big need of help! If you know something about this please tell me!
 
Windows XP Home: SP2
Firefox 2.0.0.6
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 10:45:31 AM »

I think you may be asking at the wrong place. but my guess is that the coolfile.txt is infected with a virus and your AV systems are either fighting over it, or trying to stop it creating a explorer object.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 03:30:41 AM »

Or, how much space is free?

I was smart and just got an external hd, cloned the drive, and formatted my internal drive

Works fast as shit now xD

saved all old files

You may need to reinstall a few programs though
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 04:54:31 AM »

Before trying anything that can completely stop your computer, make sure you have all your important documents, e-mails & address book backed up. Next do a search on your drive & tell me if you have i386 on it, it will be about 500 MB in size.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 11:52:15 AM »

Just free up some space on the main drive by doing the following:

a) buy an external drive and shift any large or unused personal files to it.
b) uninstall any programs you don't use
c) run cleanup and get rid of all the junk on your computer
d) run a disk defragment


This should help quite a lot.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 10:19:52 PM »

With only 1 post -- this person creates an [unrelated] thread?  Is this a spambot?
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 12:09:06 AM »

Doesn't seem to be very efficient in terms of selling anything   Grin
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