PC freezes when I try to choose "open with"

  Kevin Liebing 07:57 31 Jan 2018
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When I do a right click on something, for example video or text file, and choose "open with", then immediately my notebook sort of "freezes". I can do other things, open task manager, but I cannot choose any other software to "open with".

I am using Windows 10 and this problem occured some days ago. I cannot find any reason for it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:24 31 Jan 2018

First try a Restart instead of shutdown, Start - power - Restart (not Shutdown)

If that makes no difference then:

Right click start - command prompt (admin) or powershell (admin)

type sfc /scannow - press enter

let windows scan for and replace any missing or corrupt windows files. it may take awhile. When completed restart the PC and retry your open with command.

  Kevin Liebing 15:59 31 Jan 2018

Hello! Thank you - I tried what you said, however, it still does not work. Any idea?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:19 31 Jan 2018

IS it freezing when you search for an app to open with? This may mean that windows has not indexed your drive so is searching for a file slowly.

  Kevin Liebing 09:01 01 Feb 2018

Hi, I have just now found a task in task manager called "COM SURROGATE" which needed very much RAM. I closed/quit it and now the "right click -> open with" is fine again.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:01 01 Feb 2018

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