"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
> "Jan M. Nelken" <Unknown.User@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> Valorie McLaughlin wrote:
>>> Thank you for this excellent information. The only thing I can add to
>>> my new post above is the HD is huge and only about 1/3 full. It has a
>>> dual core AMD processor and 3 gigs of RAM. The problem started with an
>>> occasional lock up when I used the right button. It became more and
>>> more common until it almost happens all the time now. Mostly, but not
>>> only, when I open a folder of JPGs on the desktop to work on, and
>>> right-click on an image. I work with images constantly so this is awful
>>> and wastes a lot of time to say the least.
>> Perhaps it would be helpful to see your extension and file type
>> You could open an Administrator Command Prompt and issue:
>> assoc .jpg
> Error: Windows cannot find 'assoc' Make sure you typed the name correctly
> and try again. I both typed it in and C&P it in - no dice. AgentRansack
> finds nothing under assoc or assoc .jpg. How else can this be located on
> VistaHP/SP2. V 6.0
You did type cmd in the Start search box and open the Command Prompt window
(a black screen), right? I have Vista Home Basic and assoc comes up fine....
I'm getting confused here... I thought you were using Photofiltre as your
image viewer, not Windows Photo Gallery, or was Photofiltre the program you
WANTED to use but the right-click function wasn't working? Did you try
So, the .JPG files open fine when you double click and they open in Windows
Photo Gallery. It just messes up when you try a right-click "Send To"
The fact that your PC locks up when you try opening a .jpg means that there
is an *association* for the .jpg file type, and it's probably set to the
wrong application. Can you right-click and bring up the menu without it
locking up? If so, click on a .jpg file, right-click and select Open With
and see what program is set to "open" the .jpg. Please post your results.