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explorer crashing when I change to thumbnail

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thumbnail problems, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    help.
    TIA
    Roberta
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    Service Pack

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    "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    > Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > help.
    > TIA
    > Roberta
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Ur spiel chukkers broke two

    thumbnail problems wrote:
    > Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd
    > drive,
    > explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little
    > tired
    > of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere.
    > Please help.
    > TIA
    > Roberta
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    thumbnail problems wrote:
    > Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > help.
    > TIA
    > Roberta


    What happens if you keep Thumbnails turned off, and preview the files
    one at a time ? (The Picture Tasks view, should have a Details thing in the
    lower left, and clicking that, should be showing a preview of the file
    you just highlighted.)

    Is it one particular file causing a problem ? Or is it every file you
    try in that folder ?

    The problem is either going to be one individual file is bad in some
    way, or it is a problem with the OS.

    I tried to find a tool, which could "validate" graphics files, but
    I haven't seen one yet with that specific task in mind. A validator
    would be checking the file for correctness in all respects, as a
    means to detect a file that could cause a problem for a tool
    attempting to parse it. That isn't an easy task, because some
    graphics file formats have an infinite number of variations, and
    the standard is seldom completely implemented (TIFF).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format

    Paul
     
  5. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    HI,
    I have Windows XP Media Center with all the latest updates. I have a generic
    computer with 2GB RAM and a 500gb hard drive on a RAID mirror. I've had this
    exact setup for about 2 yrs now. I checked just 2 days ago to see if there
    were anymore updates for my version and there wasn't. I was hoping this was
    caused by MS and they would offer a fix since it started happening after an
    update. I also tried going back to a previous resore point but it goes
    through all the motions then tells me it was unable to restore! And, oddly
    enough it's only one folder - the folder with all my "fun stuff" jpgs, gifs,
    ani's, icons, etc etc. It does not crash an dgive me an error when I click on
    preview but I can't do that because I need to view them all and compare
    between different versions of an image.

    I will transcribe the screenshot and send it in a few - it's pretty wordy
    and has links for the "details".

    And to the person that commented on my spelling errors - get over it. It's
    still readable and that was unnecessary. It was 2a.m. and it was simply
    tranposing of letters.

    "Peter Foldes" wrote:

    > Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    > Service Pack
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    > > Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > > explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > > anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > > of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > > afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > > help.
    > > TIA
    > > Roberta

    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    The error windows have a lot of text - is there anyway I can send you the
    jpeg of the screenshots so you can look at them? I don't see a place for an
    attachment here.

    "Peter Foldes" wrote:

    > Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    > Service Pack
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    > > Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > > explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > > anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > > of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > > afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > > help.
    > > TIA
    > > Roberta

    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    thumbnail problems wrote:
    > The error windows have a lot of text - is there anyway I can send you the
    > jpeg of the screenshots so you can look at them? I don't see a place for an
    > attachment here.


    There are image hosting sites, where you can put the image for free.

    http://imageshack.us/?no_multi=1

    Once you've uploaded the picture, get the URL of the picture page, so
    you can post that link in a new message.

    Paul

    >
    > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >
    >> Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    >> Service Pack
    >>
    >> --
    >> Peter
    >>
    >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >>
    >> "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    >>> Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    >>> explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    >>> anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    >>> of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    >>> afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    >>> help.
    >>> TIA
    >>> Roberta

    >> .
    >>
     
  8. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    great idea here ya go!
    http://a.imageshack.us/img814/4512/error1j.jpg
    http://a.imageshack.us/img245/3178/error2i.jpg

    "Paul" wrote:

    > thumbnail problems wrote:
    > > The error windows have a lot of text - is there anyway I can send you the
    > > jpeg of the screenshots so you can look at them? I don't see a place for an
    > > attachment here.

    >
    > There are image hosting sites, where you can put the image for free.
    >
    > http://imageshack.us/?no_multi=1
    >
    > Once you've uploaded the picture, get the URL of the picture page, so
    > you can post that link in a new message.
    >
    > Paul
    >
    > >
    > > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    > >> Service Pack
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Peter
    > >>
    > >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    > >>
    > >> "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    > >>> Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > >>> explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > >>> anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > >>> of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > >>> afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > >>> help.
    > >>> TIA
    > >>> Roberta
    > >> .
    > >>

    > .
    >
     
  9. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    thumbnail problems wrote:
    > great idea here ya go!
    > http://a.imageshack.us/img814/4512/error1j.jpg
    > http://a.imageshack.us/img245/3178/error2i.jpg


    I can find a hit on "iepsps.dll" here.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=98745&st=15&p=562405&#entry562405

    c:/program files\common files\corel\pspthumbshellext\iepsps.dll

    Notice the second to last foldername. PSP thumbnail shell extension.
    It could be, that some Corel program added an extension for
    aiding the thumbnail feature. And added it for some file format
    like PSP, whatever that is ? (Paint Shop Pro format ?)

    http://www.telegraphics.com.au/svn/pspformat/trunk/psp5spec.pdf

    Just for fun, if you have one of those, you can upload
    it to virustotal.com and have it scanned for viruses.

    I don't seem to have an iepsps.dll on my computer here, so
    I don't think it is a regular system file. And it likely
    came with your copy of Paint Shop Pro (by Corel or Jasc).

    Paul


    > "Paul" wrote:
    >
    >> thumbnail problems wrote:
    >>> The error windows have a lot of text - is there anyway I can send you the
    >>> jpeg of the screenshots so you can look at them? I don't see a place for an
    >>> attachment here.

    >> There are image hosting sites, where you can put the image for free.
    >>
    >> http://imageshack.us/?no_multi=1
    >>
    >> Once you've uploaded the picture, get the URL of the picture page, so
    >> you can post that link in a new message.
    >>
    >> Paul
    >>
    >>> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    >>>> Service Pack
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Peter
    >>>>
    >>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    >>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >>>>
    >>>> "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    >>>>> explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    >>>>> anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    >>>>> of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    >>>>> afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    >>>>> help.
    >>>>> TIA
    >>>>> Roberta
    >>>> .
    >>>>

    >> .
    >>
     
  10. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    Hmm, you are correct PSP is Paint Shop Pro and you know what? I did purchase
    the latest version however, I installed that a couple of months ago but I
    just recently started using it. I wonder if something activated after I
    started using it. I will check out your links and if none of them help I'll
    be on the horn with Corel 1st thing tomorrow! How long have you been doing
    this? I looked at the report but geez, my eyes went buggy after awhile and I
    never even saw the reference to Paint Shop Pro.
    Thanks for taking the time, Paul! Now, is there a spell checkre that will
    fix trasnposde lettres? OLO

    "Paul" wrote:

    > thumbnail problems wrote:
    > > great idea here ya go!
    > > http://a.imageshack.us/img814/4512/error1j.jpg
    > > http://a.imageshack.us/img245/3178/error2i.jpg

    >
    > I can find a hit on "iepsps.dll" here.
    >
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=98745&st=15&p=562405&#entry562405
    >
    > c:/program files\common files\corel\pspthumbshellext\iepsps.dll
    >
    > Notice the second to last foldername. PSP thumbnail shell extension.
    > It could be, that some Corel program added an extension for
    > aiding the thumbnail feature. And added it for some file format
    > like PSP, whatever that is ? (Paint Shop Pro format ?)
    >
    > http://www.telegraphics.com.au/svn/pspformat/trunk/psp5spec.pdf
    >
    > Just for fun, if you have one of those, you can upload
    > it to virustotal.com and have it scanned for viruses.
    >
    > I don't seem to have an iepsps.dll on my computer here, so
    > I don't think it is a regular system file. And it likely
    > came with your copy of Paint Shop Pro (by Corel or Jasc).
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > > "Paul" wrote:
    > >
    > >> thumbnail problems wrote:
    > >>> The error windows have a lot of text - is there anyway I can send you the
    > >>> jpeg of the screenshots so you can look at them? I don't see a place for an
    > >>> attachment here.
    > >> There are image hosting sites, where you can put the image for free.
    > >>
    > >> http://imageshack.us/?no_multi=1
    > >>
    > >> Once you've uploaded the picture, get the URL of the picture page, so
    > >> you can post that link in a new message.
    > >>
    > >> Paul
    > >>
    > >>> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> Can you tell us per verbatim what does this error say's and your computers OS and
    > >>>> Service Pack
    > >>>>
    > >>>> --
    > >>>> Peter
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > >>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    > >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    > >>>>
    > >>>> "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:E0B73717-7A63-433A-85EE-63227D67E95A@microsoft.com...
    > >>>>> Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > >>>>> explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > >>>>> anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > >>>>> of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > >>>>> afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > >>>>> help.
    > >>>>> TIA
    > >>>>> Roberta
    > >>>> .
    > >>>>
    > >> .
    > >>

    > .
    >
     
  11. Patok

    Patok Flightless Bird

    thumbnail problems wrote:
    > Now, is there a spell checkre that will
    > fix trasnposde lettres? OLO


    Hah! This is a familiar pet peeve. It seems that most checkers are
    configured to correct mistakes for people that can't spell. There should
    be a second mode - for clumsy typists. I'm one of them, and it is quite
    annoying. The more comprehensive checkers, like in Office, offer the
    correct versions only at the end of their suggestion lists. And some of
    the simpler ones, like in Mozilla, sometimes don't offer them at all.
    Could it be that the majority of people don't know how to spell, but are
    consistent in 'correctly' typing out their ignorance?

    --
    You'd be crazy to e-mail me with the crazy. But leave the div alone.
    --
    Whoever bans a book, shall be banished. Whoever burns a book, shall burn.
     
  12. Patok

    Patok Flightless Bird

    apistomaster(nospam) wrote:
    > On Aug 8, 11:34 pm, Patok <crazy.div.pa...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> thumbnail problems wrote:
    >>> Now, is there a spell checkre that will
    >>> fix trasnposde lettres? OLO

    >> Hah! This is a familiar pet peeve. It seems that most checkers are
    >> configured to correct mistakes for people that can't spell. There should
    >> be a second mode - for clumsy typists. I'm one of them, and it is quite
    >> annoying. The more comprehensive checkers, like in Office, offer the
    >> correct versions only at the end of their suggestion lists. And some of
    >> the simpler ones, like in Mozilla, sometimes don't offer them at all.
    >> Could it be that the majority of people don't know how to spell, but are
    >> consistent in 'correctly' typing out their ignorance?
    >>

    >
    > I just highlight questionably spelled words then with the cursor
    > centered on the highlighted word, right click and you get a list of
    > possible correct spellings. I get the impression few people are aware
    > of this feature.


    I don't know how many people are aware. I /am/ aware, and my
    complaint is that with my type of typos (transposed letters, or hit an
    adjacent key instead of the correct one), the correct word is offered
    only at the very end of the list, if at all.
    Just to illustrate: I mistyped "jobs on the fringe" as "uobs on the
    gringe". Note that this is a 'next key' mistype on a querty keyboard. In
    Word, the first choice to correct 'uobs' was indeed 'jobs', while
    Thunderbird did not offer a correct version at all. And for 'gringe',
    the situation was reversed - Word did /not/ offer 'fringe', while
    Thunderbird offered it as a second choice.
    What I'm saying is that there should be a "clumsy typist" mode for
    the spell-checkers, where the first choices should be the adjacent keys,
    instead of assuming that the user can't spell. In this mode, offers to
    correct 'gringe' into 'grange' or 'gringo' should go to the end of the
    suggestion list.

    --
    You'd be crazy to e-mail me with the crazy. But leave the div alone.
    --
    Whoever bans a book, shall be banished. Whoever burns a book, shall burn.
     
  13. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Patok wrote:

    > apistomaster(nospam) wrote:
    >
    >> On Aug 8, 11:34 pm, Patok <crazy.div.pa...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> thumbnail problems wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Now, is there a spell checkre that will
    >>>> fix trasnposde lettres? OLO
    >>>
    >>> Hah! This is a familiar pet peeve. It seems that most checkers are
    >>> configured to correct mistakes for people that can't spell. There should
    >>> be a second mode - for clumsy typists. I'm one of them, and it is quite
    >>> annoying. The more comprehensive checkers, like in Office, offer the
    >>> correct versions only at the end of their suggestion lists. And some of
    >>> the simpler ones, like in Mozilla, sometimes don't offer them at all.
    >>> Could it be that the majority of people don't know how to spell, but are
    >>> consistent in 'correctly' typing out their ignorance?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I just highlight questionably spelled words then with the cursor
    >> centered on the highlighted word, right click and you get a list of
    >> possible correct spellings. I get the impression few people are aware
    >> of this feature.

    >
    >
    > I don't know how many people are aware. I /am/ aware, and my complaint
    > is that with my type of typos (transposed letters, or hit an adjacent
    > key instead of the correct one), the correct word is offered only at the
    > very end of the list, if at all.
    > Just to illustrate: I mistyped "jobs on the fringe" as "uobs on the
    > gringe". Note that this is a 'next key' mistype on a querty keyboard. In
    > Word, the first choice to correct 'uobs' was indeed 'jobs', while
    > Thunderbird did not offer a correct version at all. And for 'gringe',
    > the situation was reversed - Word did /not/ offer 'fringe', while
    > Thunderbird offered it as a second choice.
    > What I'm saying is that there should be a "clumsy typist" mode for the
    > spell-checkers, where the first choices should be the adjacent keys,
    > instead of assuming that the user can't spell. In this mode, offers to
    > correct 'gringe' into 'grange' or 'gringo' should go to the end of the
    > suggestion list.
    >


    Two different features in play here, Spellcheck, and AutoCorrect.
     
  14. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    "Paul" wrote:

    > thumbnail problems wrote:
    > > Every time I change one particular folder to thumnail view on my ahrd drive,
    > > explorer crashes and I get an error. I have screenshots if that will help
    > > anyone. This all started after I did a Windows update and I'm a little tired
    > > of having to go onto another computer in the network to view files. I'm
    > > afraid to move anythign because I dont' want this to happen elsewhere. Please
    > > help.
    > > TIA
    > > Roberta

    >
    > What happens if you keep Thumbnails turned off, and preview the files
    > one at a time ? (The Picture Tasks view, should have a Details thing in the
    > lower left, and clicking that, should be showing a preview of the file
    > you just highlighted.)
    >
    > Is it one particular file causing a problem ? Or is it every file you
    > try in that folder ?
    >
    > The problem is either going to be one individual file is bad in some
    > way, or it is a problem with the OS.
    >
    > I tried to find a tool, which could "validate" graphics files, but
    > I haven't seen one yet with that specific task in mind. A validator
    > would be checking the file for correctness in all respects, as a
    > means to detect a file that could cause a problem for a tool
    > attempting to parse it. That isn't an easy task, because some
    > graphics file formats have an infinite number of variations, and
    > the standard is seldom completely implemented (TIFF).
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format
    >
    > Paul
    > .
    > I just wanted to say a HUGE THANKS to Paul and Peter for all your help and patience. It looks like the problem is fixed! I went in to PSP and tweaked some of the default settings and I'm thinking that did it. I guess it did install something that wasn't "activated" (for lack of a better word) until I started using the program. The new version has a lot of bells and whistles and previews! Keep your fingers crossed because that was really annoying, and THANKS AGAIN!
     

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