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XP has errors when displaying thumbnails

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ivymike, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. ivymike

    ivymike Member

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    Hello,
    My XP machine keeps having errors everytime I open a folder with AVI or MPG files that are displayed in Thumbnail mode. It's annoying as the error box pops up at least a dozen times and I still can't figure out what the exact isssue is.

    Any help here is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance.
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  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    have you tried system restore to before this problem startrd?
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    I disable system restore as a precaution against viruses and malware.
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    bad idea as i use system restore because of that problem.
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    do you actually prefer thumbnail mode?i never had a use for it and disabled it.
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    I don't know how to disable thumbnail mode....When I open a folder, it opens in thumbnail mode automatically.
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    been awhile for me and xp,had to look this up.

    go to start-run.type cmd in run box then enter.
    in command promt box type the following:
    regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
    then press enter then ok to confirm.this disables video thumbnails.
    to disable image thumbnails type the following in the command prompt box.
    regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
    then press enter then ok to confirm.

    hope this helps.

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