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Windows 8 file explorer acting strange

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 file explorer acting strange

    Hi my windows 8 file explorer for the last few days has been acting very strange, One min it will be blank with just a few things in it and at another time be normal, if i log off and log back in its fine again. i did a test when it was acting up i stuck a USB jump drive in and up popped file explorer it look like it always dose,i then opened the one on the PC itself and it was still freaked out. i will post pictures of both of them the one that has barely anything in it is one from pc itself the other is when i inserted a jump drive very strange and ideas? . Click image for larger version

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    anybody please?
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  3. #3

    In the first picture you can see a progress bar at the top indicating that explorer was still loading the drives info, thats why you aren't seeing everything.
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    Actually i snapped the picture to soon it looks the same after it fully loads up and all, but the second picture looks normal any reason or a fix for this.
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  5. #5

    You might want to try disconnecting any external usb drives to see if that makes a difference. You might also want to check the event viewer to see if you see any drive errors.
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    ok i will look in there and see what type of error would it be so i can weed threw the windows chatter.
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    it will usually say "disk" or something along those lines. Might have something about a controller error.
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    ok thank you much i will look in there immediately
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    ok so i found this could this be whats doing it, i tried searching for this but nothing came up so posting it here,i don't know if this is causing it but maybe?

    Log Name: System
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
    Date: 9/1/2013 10:11:03 PM
    Event ID: 219
    Task Category: (212)
    Level: Warning
    User: SYSTEM
    Computer: Tony-PC
    The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-09-02T05:11:03.223687000Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="228" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
    <Data Name="DriverNameLength">46</Data>
    <Data Name="DriverName">WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&amp;37c186b&amp;0&amp;STORAGE#VOLUME#</Data>
    <Data Name="Status">3221226341</Data>
    <Data Name="FailureNameLength">14</Data>
    <Data Name="FailureName">\Driver\WudfRd</Data>
    <Data Name="Version">0</Data>
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  10. #10

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    is the only error that i see in there prating to drives besides way back on the 24th last month a VSS error but nothing on that since then. I will try unplugging the external drive when this happens and see if it makes a difference. I would sure hate to have to re install windows over this,but it sure is funny how it looks normal when i plug a USB jump drive in. The funny thing is i plug that jump drive in when the other one looks like that and one is normal other is not go figure.
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