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My laptop just began doing 2 strange things. First, when I click on the 'my computer' icon on desktop or in Windows Explorer, I get the 'flashlight' searching for my drives indefinitely. I have to go to 'run' and enter the drive to see them. It's a workaround, but a pain. Second, when I have an open dialog box ( ie, saving a document), the system always freezes when I click the drop down arrow. This is truly a PIA and I am stumped. Virus scan done, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard and Adaware all installed and updated per the good advice of folks on GT. Any help greatly appreciated.
Run the hardware wizard again.
It sounds like you have a drive listed that doesn't exist or you do not have a drive listed that does. The system has to find or not find it before it comes back to you.
A failing CR-R/RW/ROM or HDD will cause this, as will a newly (and improperly) installed drive.
Um....buy a Mac? ;Q
Thanks, jaltered. You won me a $10 bet as I bet my son ( a computer engineer/java programmer) that some smarta** would say just that. Thanks all for the input.
Try CWShredder, you may have a coolwebsearch varient.
But run it in safe mode. If it is a varient, it will prevent CWShredder from running in normal mode.
For some strange reason, I had this very same problem with my A drive after opening a faulty disc. I was only able to access the drive from the "run" feature. The A drive icon was missing in My Computer. I ran Restore and it fixed it.
Glad I could help. Want to share with those that contributed to your winnings? ;)
Unit 900's buying? GREAT!
I'm currently in Tokyo on business/visit. You guys pick out a nice bar in Gotanda and I'm there to buy all night.;) Also, I was able to get some help on this problem in Annoyances.org. Someone suggested that I disable WIA in msconfig. That actually worked, but I now have some problems seeing some images. That's better than the original problem by a long way. I posted a few digital pics from Tokyo here: http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder.tcl?folder_id=418111
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