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Old 02-10-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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I have an unusual problem. I have Windows Media Center Edition
Windows Explorer shuts down and restarts all the time.
At times any of the program just vanishes from the screen and when I look in the processes that program would be running but I cannot see the window. Can anyone know what could be the problem.
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fatihakilma - This thread is more than a year old. There is no need to bring it back up, since it's unlikely the OP is going to come back to this thread. Although, I do thank you for posting how you solved your problem.

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