April 26, 2011

Hang and Freeze on Open/Save dialog in Windows 7

Problem:
- When i clicked the button which will execute the Open Dialog or Save Dialog then hangs ...
- Whenever I request a "File|Open" or "File|Save" from any application, the Open or Save dialog box that opens freezes and hangs the ...
- IE8 will also hang on open and ...
- Whenever I try to use "Save as" dialog box and select an option, the window simply stops responding and ...
- "Save As" or "Open" dialog box hangs on windows 7
- "File Open" or "Save As" windows dialog boxes take too long to open

Solution:
At this moment I do NOT think that comes from Antivirus or software development companies bug. It's a Aero Problem i think so, but how cares ..., Please follow of following instruction for pass this problem till the Microsoft wake-up for this ;-)

0) Delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32
- Open REGEDIT (WinKey + R and type regedit and then press enter)
- Go to Path and delete folder ComDlg32

1) You can change the compatibility of each application that you need to solve.
- Right-Click on Application Icon (or EXE file which related to that)
- Select Properties
- Select Compatibility Tab and Change the Compatibility Mode to Widows XP or another one

2) or Disable Aero Theme
- Open Appearance Setting and select a classic or standard theme.

3) or Scan
- Go to RUN (WinKey + R) and type run the sfc /scannow

8 comments:

Seyyed Mohammad (mehran) Mohammadzadeh said...

And this shows the power of Micro$oft Windows. No solution, No remedy and No escape doors. Hang and Crashes are essential parts of Windows built in the kernel.

AmirMehdi KhademAstaneh said...

this belongs to part of our life and it's not really not that special. Micro$oft is a company like mine like others, with problems, with more ...

Anonymous said...

If you don't like Microsoft. don't use their products the. Probably pirated copies anyways.

Braeden said...

This has happened to me before on a genuine copy of W7. If you don't like Windows, pull Steve Job's D*** out of your ear.

Advice helped, I changed the compatibility in Google Chrome.

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Solution does not work. What a waste of human life

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous poster that said "If you don't like Microsoft don't use their products, probably pirated copies anyways", Thank you for your profound ignorance. I repair pc's and have to deal with the problems Microsoft knowingly passes on in their products every day.. None of which have been pirated versions of windows, all oem, all stock windows problems.. Blaming bad programming on "pirated copies" shows how well you have been spoon fed this piracy fear crap..

Ben Pope said...

Thanks for the answer - I have been dealing with this problem on work computers since I first installed Windows 7.

Anonymous said...

Changing my browser to use compatibility mode fixed this problem. Thanks! Interestingly enough, when I tried turning compatibility mode off, the problem was still gone. Something got reset.