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« on: February 07, 2008, 02:03:49 PM »

This only started lately, not sure why, I have not installed any new programs lately or noticed any other problems.  What is happening is anytime that I browse a folder that contains a video file, the window closes.  This happens a number of ways, either through trying to upload a video to Youtube, of just expanding files in Windows explorer.  I found one other similar problem and tried the fix they suggested, and that did not resolve the problem.  The link to that problem is http://groups.google.ca/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.video/browse_thread/thread/e1fddfea7340393b/64738169ab61daf1?hl=en&lnk=st&q=window+closes+when+I+open+a+folder+with+a+video+file#64738169ab61daf1
Any help would be much appreciated.

I have Win XP, 1 gig ram, 2.8 G processor, would any other info help?

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 08:27:25 AM »

I just found the fix and it works.I got it from another forum. It says:
"It is caused by the Windows thumbnail feature, which is a bit buggy. This will disable that function and solve the crashes:

Start > Run > regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll "
 
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 09:42:57 AM »

You could have done it another way, but this one works, so good job. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 04:58:49 PM »

I probably could have, but no one was suggesting anything different, so I had to search for almost a week before I found the solution.

For future reference, what was the other fix?
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 10:28:48 AM »

You could have disabled the Thumbnail view from within Windows Explorer.

Click View->{anything other than Thumbnail}
Then click Tools->Folder Options
Then click the View tab and then press the button called Apply to All Folders
Then OK out.

That should do it too, but the registry fix is probably the one that's most effective in the long run, as it seems to fix the buggy Thumbnail view. I don't really know if that's something that works in the long run or not, as I haven't had any experience with it.

Thanks for the tip anyways Smiley
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