Windows 7, windows explorer locking up frequently for short periods of time RRS feed

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  • This problem started a few days ago, every time i download something on firefox and the download finishes, it goes into scanning for viruses and locks up for over 30 seconds to a minute.  Similarly if i do an "open with" with any file, windows explorer will lock up, can't open task manager or any other folders while this happens.  Notice: it does unlock and resume functionality after the 30 seconds ish.  I'm not sure what's causing it. It also triggers when i try to open video files.


    I've been looking around on the net, but I haven't been able to find any recent issues with it lately. 

    Thursday, April 8, 2010 3:21 AM

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  • Solved it.  It was being caused by a corrupt installation of VLC media player.  Reinstalled the program and it's working fine.
    Thursday, April 8, 2010 3:37 AM