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Old 08-23-2004, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Running windows xp sp 1a, when i double click on a file it opens up a search, can bypass it by right clicking but its really pissing me off, anyone know how to fix this please?!

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Old 08-23-2004, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uh, way wrong topic area buddy......

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Old 08-24-2004, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sometimes it's just a random error in windows.

1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to access Windows Task Manager
2. Switch to tab processes
3. Look for "explorer.exe"
4. Right Click it and choose "End Process"
5. Confirm the request by pressing "Yes", explorer Shell will terminate
6. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL again
7. Go to [File->New Task (Run)...], new dialog will show up
8. Type in "explorer.exe" and press Enter, Explorer Shell will reinitialize.

Try now double clicking the file again. If the same thing occurs, try restarting your computer.

This has worked for me on many occasions.
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Old 08-24-2004, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no there's a way to set it to have the search window to pop up when you double click it and i cant figure out how to turn it off
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