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.
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
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
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