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windows explorer (vista) not responding?

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  • So I use Vista and recently (starting maybe a year or a few months ago?) my computer has been running insanely slow. For instance, after I turned on my Compaq Presario f700 laptop this morning, I first tried to run Google chrome but the computer just froze , saying 'Windows explorer is not responding'. Another example is that whenever I try to run open up a Word document, it takes at least a full minute before I can actually see the document. Even when I try to open the Control panel, it can also take minutes just to open up. Alot of times when the laptop freezes, I will get a message saying 'Windows explorer is not responding'. 

    I purchased this laptop in 2008.

     

    I've been  told I might need to do a Factory Restore. is that really necessary?


    Anyways, I just ran CMD.exe 4 times and I always got the message "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log"

    I did see this message once in Notepad: "Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:60{30}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\MigWiz"\[l:24{12}]"MIGUIImg.dll" from store".

    How do I "copy a version from the system store"?
    Friday, June 17, 2011 6:51 PM

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  • press windows+r and then enter sfc /scannow

     

     

     


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    Monday, June 20, 2011 7:58 PM
  • Hi,

    If multiple system file corrupted, repair install would be necessary. Let us perform the following steps:

    Step 1:
    Run the System File Checker (SFC) to repair Windows Vista system files
    1. Click Start, type "cmd" (without the quote) in the Start Search bar, right-click cmd.exe and click run as administrator.
    2. Input the following commands and press Enter after each line.
    sfc /scannow
    Note: There is a SPACE between "SFC" and "/Scannow". This command will take several minutes to complete.
    If the corrupted files are detected but cannot be fixed, we need Windows Vista Installation Disk to repair Windows.
    Step 2: In-Place Upgrade
    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.
    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.
    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.
    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.
    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:
    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.
    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.
    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
    b. Click Install now.
    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

    Regards,


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    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:54 AM
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  • Hi,

    If multiple system file corrupted, repair install would be necessary. Let us perform the following steps:

    Step 1:
    Run the System File Checker (SFC) to repair Windows Vista system files
    1. Click Start, type "cmd" (without the quote) in the Start Search bar, right-click cmd.exe and click run as administrator.
    2. Input the following commands and press Enter after each line.
    sfc /scannow
    Note: There is a SPACE between "SFC" and "/Scannow". This command will take several minutes to complete.
    If the corrupted files are detected but cannot be fixed, we need Windows Vista Installation Disk to repair Windows.
    Step 2: In-Place Upgrade
    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.
    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.
    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.
    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.
    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:
    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.
    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.
    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
    b. Click Install now.
    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:54 AM
    Moderator