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Old 05-30-2003, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Windows XP hangs with Zipped files

I just got a Compaq laptop, running Windows XP Home, and now I can't use "compressed folders" very well. They used to work just fine, but now, when i right-click on them to do the "Extract All" option, it hangs. It stays frozen for like 10 mins, and then the menu pops up.
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Old 05-30-2003, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try disk cleanup, scandisk and defrag.
might help to clear things abit.
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Old 05-30-2003, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried those 3 things, but it is still giving me problems. I also tried installing a different extraction program (WinRaR), but that didnt help any.
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check your event logs and see if you are bleeding. I am still trying to find some more help for you
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The problem has complicated. Now i cant double click or right-click on zipped files OR on mp3s. When i do it freezes for about 5 mins, then goes.
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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u might want to try a format, fresh install.
just a thought... sounds like something is corrupted inside. what do your event logs say? any errors?
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