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Explorer crashes when deleting rar files.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 13, 2010 12:39:45 AM

I am having DELL Studio 1450 Laptop with Windows7 home premium.
I used to download movies from internet. most of them in rar part files.after extracting movie when i try to delete those rar files, windows explorer crashes.
It's not happening all the time. but almost 50% of time.after trying 3-4 times, i can succeed.
I had updated updated all the drivers for my system and intalled new version of winrar too. still same crash happens.
Crash happens both for Shift+Del and Del to recycle bin.
Please help!!!
a b $ Windows 7
January 13, 2010 1:21:43 AM

how much memory do you have and how big are the .rar files
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a b $ Windows 7
January 13, 2010 1:23:28 AM

mostly 100mb files.

My memory is 4GB DDR3 1066Mhz.
Core2quad 2.53Ghz
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a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2010 1:45:24 AM

Please help!!!
Anybody out there??? :( 
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a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2010 11:48:52 AM

Virus maybe? Or else, a corrupted Windows install.

Scan for viruses and/or reinstall Windows. My main question is, when you say you download movies in RAR archives, where are you getting them from? Maybe one of them had a virus in it?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2010 12:05:55 AM

mostly from rapidshare, hotfile & megaupload.
Having Mcafee full protection & done some online scanning also. no use.
It happened in Vista too. I bought my laptop with Vista home premium & got upgrade for Win7 & installed.
It's not happening always, sometimes only. I used to scan all files before unrar.
Hmmm.
Hope it may be a flaw with windows itself. Used to send error report also. no use.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2010 3:06:24 AM

Considering where you're downloading from, then this seems illegal and you probably picked up a virus, which many people would say serves you right. I won't pass judgement on you, but your best recourse is to just reformat your hard drive (all of them if you have multiple) and reinstall your OS. I would also say, stay away from downloading from those sites.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2010 3:26:45 AM

Thanks isamuelson.
Hereafter I'll try not to download things form these Servers.
But it happens for some of the rar files i created also not only from the files downloaded only.
fresh rars created also causes this error.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 8, 2010 7:08:14 AM

Best answer selected by saran008.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 8, 2010 8:39:23 AM

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