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Thread: Problem: selecting .avi files stalls my sys

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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    Hi

    looking for a bit of help please.

    any time I select an .avi file with one left click on any drive my system sorta stalls. the cursor locks then moves in 'jerk's, my desktop icons all refresh, basically flash on and off. This only lasts for a few secs but is sorta annoying as anytime I want to rename/move etc the files I have this lag. Can anyone offer any assistance. Oh i have xp with a stack of ram and this happens all the time even when my system is n't running anything else.


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    There is a bug in winXP when using avi files. there is a patch for this.. looking for it myself

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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    There is a bug in winXP when using avi files. there is a patch for this.. looking for it myself

    ah cool, at least I know . If I find it I will let you know.

    thanks

    edit:

    ok so far found this

    poss fix

    and this

    clickity click

    and this

    another way

    ok I have removed the suggested reg key and have set the wia thing to disabled and I don't smell smoke so far, fingers crossed.
    Last edited by (>Zero Cool<); 01-19-2005 at 08:04 PM.

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    The easiest way to sort this is usually to turn off Common Tasks in folders.
    Control Panel -> Folder Options
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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie UK
    The easiest way to sort this is usually to turn off Common Tasks in folders.
    Control Panel -> Folder Options
    thanks I'll try that too.

    edit:clicked the wrong button
    Last edited by (>Zero Cool<); 01-25-2005 at 03:15 AM.

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    Just dragging this up cause I finally tried all of the suggested solutions, unfortunately the problem remains

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