Windows has stopped working. Window is to check a solution to the problem...

I can't open the files in windows and whenever I opened a folder, there will be a pop-up window indicating the windows has stopped working and it checks for a solution to the problem.

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Hello

What antivirus/antispyware/security products do you have on the machine? Be one you have NEVER
on this machine, including those you have uninstalled (they leave leftovers behind which can cause
strange problems).

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Follow these steps:

Start - type this in the search box-> find COMMAND at the top and RIGHT CLICK – RUN AS ADMIN

Enter this at the command prompt - sfc/scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/928228

Also run CheckDisk, so we cannot exclude as much as possible of the corruption.

How to run the check disk at startup in Vista
http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-Chkdsk.html

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After the foregoing:

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929135
How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950685

Optimize the performance of Microsoft Windows Vista
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/959062
To see everything that is in charge of startup - wait a few minutes with nothing to do - then right-click
Taskbar - the Task Manager process - take a look at stored by - Services - this is a quick way
reference (if you have a small box at the bottom left - show for all users, then check that).

How to check and change Vista startup programs
http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/79612-startup-programs-enable-disable.html

A quick check to see that load method 2 is - using MSCONFIG then put a list of
those here.
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Tools that should help you:

Process Explorer - free - find out which files, key of registry and other objects processes have opened.
What DLLs they have loaded and more. This exceptionally effective utility will show you even who has
each process.
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

Autoruns - free - see what programs are configured to start automatically when you start your system
and you log in. Autoruns also shows you the full list of registry and file locations where applications can
Configure auto-start settings.
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
Process Monitor - Free - monitor the system files, registry, process, thread and DLL real-time activity.
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

There are many excellent free tools from Sysinternals
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

-Free - WhatsInStartUP this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
When Windows starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Type of startup (registry/Startup folder), Command - Line String, the product name, Version of the file, the name of the company;
Location in the registry or the file system and more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted
a program that runs in your Windows startup.
http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
is visible or not.
http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
http://www.KarenWare.com/

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Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded:

-Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
each installation.

Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
necessary.

Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
manually by model.

Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
get new manually if you wish.

How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

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Refer to these discussions because many more excellent advice however don't forget to check your antivirus
programs, the main drivers and BIOS update and also solve the problems with the cleanboot method
first.

Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

Performance and Maintenance Tips
http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-BF07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

Explorer Windows stopped working
http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4DCC-895F-d90202bad8b3

Hope these helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

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    ----------------------------------------------------

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    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/Sysinternals/default.aspx

    -Free - WhatsInStartUP this utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically
    When Windows starts. For each request, the following information is displayed: Type of startup (registry/Startup folder), Command - Line String, the product name, Version of the file, the name of the company;
    Location in the registry or the file system and more. It allows you to easily disable or remove unwanted
    a program that runs in your Windows startup.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/what_run_in_startup.html

    There are many excellent free tools to NirSoft
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/index.html

    Window Watcher - free - do you know what is running on your computer? Maybe not. The window
    Watcher says it all, reporting of any window created by running programs, if the window
    is visible or not.
    http://www.KarenWare.com/PowerTools/ptwinwatch.asp

    Many excellent free tools and an excellent newsletter at Karenware
    http://www.KarenWare.com/

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    Vista and Windows 7 updated drivers love then here's how update the most important.

    This is my generic how updates of appropriate driver:

    This utility, it is easy see which versions are loaded: run DrirveView - set the VIEW to hide
    Microsoft drivers - update those without drain in their names. (Also update BIOS and)

    drivers chipset on the site of the constructor/the system motherboard.)

    -Free - DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system.
    For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver,
    Description, version, product name, company that created the driver and more.
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/DriverView.html

    For drivers, visit manufacturer of emergency system and of the manufacturer of the device that are the most common.
    Control Panel - device - Graphics Manager - note the brand and complete model
    your video card - double - tab of the driver - write version information. Now, click on update
    Driver (this can do nothing as MS is far behind the certification of drivers) - then right-click.
    Uninstall - REBOOT it will refresh the driver stack.

    Repeat this for network - card (NIC), Wifi network, sound, mouse, and keyboard if 3rd party
    with their own software and drivers and all other main drivers that you have.

    Now in the system manufacturer (Dell, HP, Toshiba as examples) site (in a restaurant), peripheral
    Site of the manufacturer (Realtek, Intel, Nvidia, ATI, for example) and get their latest versions. (Look for
    BIOS, Chipset and software updates on the site of the manufacturer of the system here.)

    Download - SAVE - go to where you put them - right click - RUN AD ADMIN - REBOOT after
    each installation.

    Always check in the Device Manager - drivers tab to be sure the version you actually install
    presents itself. This is because some restore drivers before the most recent is installed (sound card drivers
    in particular that) so to install a driver - reboot - check that it is installed and repeat as
    necessary.

    Repeat to the manufacturers - BTW in the DO NOT RUN THEIR SCANNER device - check
    manually by model.

    Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/HT/driverdlmfgr.htm

    How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager
    http://www.Vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-Device-Manager-install-driver.html

    If you update the drivers manually, then it's a good idea to disable the facilities of driver under Windows
    Updates, that leaves about Windows updates but it will not install the drivers that will be generally
    older and cause problems. If updates offers a new driver and then HIDE it (right click on it), then
    get new manually if you wish.

    How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers
    http://www.AddictiveTips.com/Windows-Tips/how-to-disable-automatic-driver-installation-in-Windows-Vista/
    http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730606 (WS.10) .aspx

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    Refer to these discussions because many more excellent advice however don't forget to check your antivirus
    programs, the main drivers and BIOS update and also solve the problems with the cleanboot method
    first.

    Problems with the overall speed of the system and performance
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/slow_windows_performance/en-us

    Performance and Maintenance Tips
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/19e5d6c3-BF07-49ac-a2fa-6718c988f125

    Explorer Windows stopped working
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7performance/thread/6ab02526-5071-4DCC-895F-d90202bad8b3 I hope this helps.

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