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I get a weird error when I open some folders that has videos

By husamn ยท 9 replies
Dec 29, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I recently got this error from some folders that have videos.

    it appears 5-7 times continuously, it's annoying.

    and is this error has to do with my files in the HD? I mean like there's a problem with my files that may get corrupted?

    I really don't want to loose my stuff.

    it's a 500GB WD HD ( My Book )

    I'm really worried about this.

    here's the error text:

    "OS: Windows XP Professional, SP2
    CPU: GenuineIntel, Intel Pentium 4, MMX @ 5780 MHz

    Application data:
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    I can't read that error text. Please do the following:

    Note the time on your computer clock when you get the Error:
    Follow this path:
    Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Event Viewer> Click on System & Apps, one at a time on the left> look for Errors on the right> right click error> Properties> note description of error, Event# and Source.

    There is a "copy" button below the up/down arrows. Click that, then go to any place that allows you to type (ie. notepad, wordpad, this board) and you can paste (use CTRL-V) the entire event details there. It makes for easy reporting of the event.

    If you want to paste the Event here, you do not need to include the lines of code that follow the Description- but paste all else. You will be looking for Error that occurs at the time of the problem. Please ignore Warnings.
  3. husamn

    husamn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    the error doesn't appear at all in the event viewer :(
  4. husamn

    husamn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I restarted PC...the error doesn't appear at the moment.

    but to let you know, everytime I restart the pc, the system check disk always appear, it checks for another HD I have, not the one I'm worried about.

    I feel there is something really bad with my PC, it's acting weird lately.

    hope I just don't lose my files.
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Did you look in both the System AND Apps sections of the Event Viewer?

    Let try to run the Error Check this way:
    My Computer> Right click on Local Drive-usually C-Properties> Tools> Error Check> check both boxes on the screen that comes up > OK.

    Close the nag message that come up and Reboot. Let the Error Check run until complete. The system will reboot when finished.
  6. husamn

    husamn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    yes, looked in system and application.

    ok will do that.
  7. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I don`t know if the folders with videos crash is still your problem,

    or whether you`ve advanced to another problem, :) but for the videos

    crash try goin to -

    Start/Run/and type/paste - regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll

    That turns off thumbnail previews for videos.Something that often casues trouble.

    You can also download DivvX That sometimes fixes those sorts of crash.
  8. husamn

    husamn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    ah thanks, but I want the thumbnails preview :p

    I dont get this error at the moment.

    but I just want to know, can this corrupt my files? (from the error)

    or it's just something about the thumbnails?
  9. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I suggest you try the run command above,just to rule that out as the cause.

    You can always re enable them with regsvr32 shmedia.dll

    That DivvX player brings it`s own codecs,and they have been known to cure that issue.
  10. husamn

    husamn TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    yes I will do that if the error occurs again.

    I have DivX player.
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