i recently bought a new xp pro machine from cougar, it appears fine except a niggle which seems to be getting more frequent and that is after about five minutes operation explorer (6) stops responding and i have to close and re open it and i was wondering if trying the above might help, advice appreciated
It might, it depends whats wrong. If you do run it it should only replace missing/corrupt windows files so its worth a try. I assume its windows explorer you are talking about and not internet explorer because if its internet explorer theres an option to repair it.
sorry for the lack of explanation it is internet explorer that i have the problem as it says prog not responding, after closing and reopen it will work ok for the rest of the evening, thanks for speedy responce.
Internet Explorer 7, Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, Restore Advanced Setting and if that fails try the Reset option. Strangly enough I had the same problem with mine last week and a friend phone me yesterday as his was doing the same. I am left wondering if theres something like a Windows Update that has affected it. Just wondering if this is the case as I have not added or altered anything and neither has my friend. I don't if the system file checker will do anything to IE, I would try the option I suggested above.
i followed the two suggestions on elder geek, the second one did not find ie.nf file and i double checked settings so i tried the first way which was to run sfc /scannow as i first thought, all it did was ask for cd then went to a window which said checking files, when done box vanished and that was it.