Unable to open any file - error code 2000-0146

original title: msg. error code 2000-0146

after my labtop done its update i could not get any of my folders to open up on my computer.  I shut down and restart it and it did not make any differents still could not open files.  I would like to have some help with this.



1. Which updates are you trying to install?
2. “error code 2000-0146” Do you get this error message while trying to open any folder?

Let’s try the below methods and check.

Method 1: Check if the issue persists in safe mode (Step 1). If the issue does not persist in safe mode then, perform clean boot (Step 2) on your computer.

Step 1:

a. Restart the computer
b. Start tapping F8 key
c. You will get advanced boot option window
d. Select the option “Safe mode”

Link:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

Step 2:

Starting your computer by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your game or program. This kind of startup is known as a "Clean boot."

Follow the steps provide in the below article to perform clean boot. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Method 2: Check the hard drive for errors.
Refer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors

Method 3: Also check for error messages in event viewer. If you find any error messages then post back the exact error message so that we can assist you better.

Steps to check Application Event log:

a. Click on start.
b. In the search box type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
c. Now click on Application under Event Viewer (local).
d. Now look for event log on right hand side of the Event Viewer windows.


Thanks and Regards
Umesh P - Microsoft Support.

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 942 Applies to: