OK, VERY, VERY strange problem: I've got a 700MG AVI file; if I try to access it, either to delete it, play it, or bring up the properities, my system basically freezes. I say basically because Explorer takes up 99% of the CPU time, and I am unable to do anything (I just get the hourglass).
This file can't be a virus; it's an AVI file (I've got XP set to show ALL extensisons, so it really is), and I've got an antivirus program running at all times.
I tried accessing it through a command prompt (in order to move it/delete it); it froze the command window but I was able to close it w/o resetting the system. It did, however, succeded in moving the file to a different hard drive (which took about 1 hour, which is why I didn't notice it), as well as renaming it to a .txt file (which I *can* bring up the properities for). Attempting to delete the file brings a "this file is in use by another process" message...which is BS.
So; WTF is up with this stupid file? My first though was a possible bad sector on the hard drive (a raid array), but it still happens with the file moved to another drive). I did manage to delete the file after renaming it (through a command prompt) to a .txt file. What the hell is this stupid thing???