Abnormal Issue with Media (.avi) files.
I have a rather strange problem with video files crashing Windows Explorer and various media players.
All it takes is opening the folder where said video file is and highlighting the file or files. I then get the "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry bla bla bla"
I am still able to ignore the error report window and move and open (or attempt to open in this case) the offending files.
If I attempt to open them with Windows Media Player, Winamp, DivX, Etc, the video will not play, and I get another "this and this program has encountered a problem and needs to close".
When I move the questionable video files to another PC, they can be opened and played without any of the above issues. I've scanned the snot out of my PC for a virus and spyware with no luck. For the first time in my years of banging heads with computers, I'm stuck...
For the love of all that is good and holy. Someone tell me they know what this is and how to fix it. Please?
If you need any more details, I will be more than happy to provide them. I'll even have a few miles of "technical informaiton about the error report" if you think it will help. It didn't do me any good as I couldn't program my way out of a paper bag.