June 18th, 2004, 12:48 PM
Windows Explorer - Problem creating new folder
I have a computer that has windows xp pro installed and recently it has developed a problem that I don't understand or know how to fix. I was hoping someone out here could help me.
When in Windows Explorer, Right click on open space in the right half of the window, a context menu pops up. As soon as the cursor pauses on the "New" menu on this context menu, Explorer hangs with the hour glass showing. I have waited up to 10 minutes for it to come back, but it doesn't
So far the only answer I have is to end task on Explorer and not hover over the "New" command in that context menu. This makes it hard to make a new folder :-)
Has anyone seen this behaviour before or have any idea why it might be happening?
Thanks in advance!
June 18th, 2004, 13:38 PM
yeah I had that problem but it would only hang for about a min. I ran sfc /scannow from the run box then reran sp1
June 18th, 2004, 16:09 PM
Have you tried it the other way,(In Windows explorer go to File > New > Folder),or do you get the same problem ?
June 19th, 2004, 14:36 PM
June 21st, 2004, 20:09 PM
All, Thanks for the ideas.
I tried all of the above and the onlyone that works well is the MKDIR command.
I guess I'll just rebuild the machine next week. Probably faster than trying to figure out what went wrong.