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Explorer Keeps crashing 10 years 2 weeks ago #18232

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Hi everyone...

I have Windows XP SP2 Professional installed on my machine. For some reason when I try and explore any directorey that has movies on it and on thumbnail view it keeps crashing,.

I have run all virus cscans and have not detected anything, I also ran registry mechanic to clean up the registry and Spyware Doctor. But it still explorer keeps crashing can anyone help, please feel free to email me.
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Explorer Thumbnails 10 years 2 weeks ago #18234

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Hello Fam1x
If you turn off the thumbnail view (under the View menu select Tiles, Icons, List or Details instead of Thumbnails) does Explorer crash then?
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Re: Explorer Keeps crashing 10 years 2 weeks ago #18249

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hi,
may there is aproblem with some windows file, u can try repairing windows, or restoring to known good configuration.
Also check ur antivirus database. try using another AV software.
always Face your Fears...
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Re: Explorer Keeps crashing 10 years 2 weeks ago #18250

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Try to optimize internet explorer browser

1. Click Start -> Run and type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter .

2. Click "Delete Cookies" and select Yes when prompted to confirm the change.

3. Click "Delete Files" and select Yes to confirm this.

4. Click "Clear History" and select Yes when prompted to confirm this.

5. Click "Settings", and then click "View Files". Delete all files in this folder.


6. In the Settings window, click "View Objects". Delete all the objects in this
folder. If some objects cannot be deleted, please restart the computer and try
again.

7. Switch to the Security tab, select Internet and click "Default Level".

8. Switch to the Content tab, and then click AutoComplete. Clear Forms and
Passwords.

9. Switch to the Advanced tab, click the "Restore Defaults" button, and then
deselect "Enable third-party browser extensions".

10. Click OK.

Step 2

1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

2. Click Start->Run.

3. Type the following command and click OK in each time.

regsvr32 urlmon.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 msjava.dll
regsvr32 browseui.dll
regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 wininet.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL
"regsvr32 /u softpub.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u wintrust.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u initpki.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u dssenh.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u rsaenh.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u gpkcsp.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u sccbase.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u slbcsp.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u mssip32.dll" (without the quotation marks)
"regsvr32 /u cryptdlg.dll" (without the quotation marks)


There are more .DLL file, i m still looking for those. In the mean time, you may try this and this might resolve your issue.

Also try to browse same web sites from different system user account.

Plz lemme know the status.




4. Restart your computer and see if the problem still occurs.
See Ya!!!!!! Cheers
Puneet
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Re: Explorer Keeps crashing 10 years 2 weeks ago #18251

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Hi puneetvig,

Thanks for the post, loads of detailed information for Internet Explorer. Just one thing though, i think the original post is for Windows Explorer NOT Internet Explorer !

Cheers
Wayne Murphy
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Now working for a Security Company called Sec-1 Ltd in the UK, for any
Penetration Testing work visit www.sec-1.com or PM me for details.
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Re: Explorer Keeps crashing 10 years 2 weeks ago #18252

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Thank for correcting me and I apologize for that.

May be this will work:

When viewing a folder in Windows Explorer that contains Video files you choose to
view in Thumbnail view.
Instead of showing a thumbnail clip of the video the Windows Media Player icon is
displayed instead.

This can occur if the Class entries for the file type have been modified.
To resolve this issue we can manually modify the keys to meet the below values or
we can copy and paste the below text into a text file and save it with a .reg
extension at which time we can double click to merge with the registry.

Note: These are the original settings out of the box and we are simply restoring them

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
*** Resolution ***

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpeg]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
@="mpegfile"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpeg\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpeg\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpeg\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpeg\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpeg\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2
D6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
@="mpegfile"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpg\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D
6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi]
"Content Type"="video/avi"
@="avifile"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.avi\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D
6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpe]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
@="mpegfile"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpe\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpe\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpe\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpe\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mpe\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D
6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
@="QuickTime"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.mov\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D
6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv]
"Content Type"="video/x-ms-wmv"
@="wmvfile"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wmv\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D
6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.asf]
"Content Type"="video/x-ms-asf"
@="ASFfile"
"PerceivedType"="video"
"MP2.Last"="Default"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.asf\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.asf\OpenWithList\wmplayer.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.asf\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.asf\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.asf\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D
6C1}]
@="{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}"


++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Also uncheck the 'do not cache thumbnails' on the folder options
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

follow these steps to register the Shimgvw.dll file :
1. Log on to the computer as an administrator.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\shimgvw.dll , and then click OK. You receive a message that states that DllRegisterServer in Shimgvw.dll succeeded.
3. Click OK

If there is any error msg do let me know....
See Ya!!!!!! Cheers
Puneet
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