When you try to open a zip file with Explorer the screen just flashes and stops only with a reboot of the system

This happens when I try to open the zip files downloaded, photos or music.


This happens when I try to open the zip files downloaded, photos or music.

No guarantee... but maybe the following discussion offers a few ideas:

Vista crashes when opening zip files

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    In addition, how are you doing today?

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