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Can someone, anyone PLEASE answer........

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Valorie McLaughlin

#1
I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
solved?
 

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Guest

#2
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Disable non microsoft shell extensions one by one


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"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
>click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
>becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
>where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
>solved?
 

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R. C. White

#3
Hi, Val.

From what you've told us so far, there is NO WAY we can help you. :>(

We can't see your computer. We can't see what you are doing BEFORE you
right-click the file. We can't see what kind of mouse you are using. We
can't see any error messages that might pop up. Heck, we don't even know if
you have a laptop or a desktop computer - or a Sony or an HP - or if you
built it yourself. We don't know if the computer is new or if you've had it
for years. We don't know if this problem just started or if it has been
happening for months. Et cetera...

We want to help users. That's why we volunteer many hours a week in these
newsgroups. But you must help us help you.

Thanks for telling us you are using Vista Home Premium; many users don't
even mention their Windows version. But please give us at least a basic
description of your computer, such as make and model. Tell us WHICH file in
WHICH folder - or does it happen for all files in all folders? Are you
browsing to the file in Windows Explorer? Or opening a file from within a
program, such as Microsoft Word? Are other programs running in the
background at the time?

I could think up more questions, but this should give you an idea of the
kinds of information that will help us help you.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@newsgroup
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:#XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

> I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
> click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
> becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
> where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
> solved?
 

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Peter Foldes

#4
Valorie

Would love to help you but as R.C. pointed out we need details .Maybe the following
few links that I included below should explain on what and how to post to get proper
help. If you can take the time and read them then you will have an idea on what is
needed when you post so as we can try and help you and solve your issue.
Post back here (we will be waiting ) with the necessary info, Thanks Valerie

http://members.shaw.ca/dts-l/goodpost.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
http://www.officeforlawyers.com/howask.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Usenet
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Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
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"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right click on
>a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's becoming annoying to
>the point of making me dread doing some of my work where right clicking is
>necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be solved?
 

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#5
On 28 Oct 2009, "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in
microsoft.public.windows.vista.general:

> I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when
> I right click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly
> happening? It's becoming annoying to the point of making me dread
> doing some of my work where right clicking is necessary.
> PLEASE.... how can this problem be solved?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 

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Dave-UK

#6
"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message news:#XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

> I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
> click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
> becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
> where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
> solved?
>
You have posted about this problem several times before
and had lots of advice. You seem incapable of following
any of it, especially regarding ShellexView.
If you don't understand basic technical terms regarding
computers then you are asking in the wrong place.
Get somebody who does have a clue, like your next door neighbour's
'nerd' son, to post here. It would be easier to talk to him.
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#7
"R. C. White" <rc@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:%23nqrMm9VKHA.3720@newsgroup

> Hi, Val.
>
> From what you've told us so far, there is NO WAY we can help you. :>(
>
> We can't see your computer. We can't see what you are doing BEFORE you
> right-click the file.
Sorry, here's more info. Example: I open a folder of jpgs on the desktop
and right click on one for whatever reason. I get an error that the program
"This Application" isn't responding. Then the entire PC locks up. It's
constant now.

>We can't see what kind of mouse you are using.
HP mouse with the red light on the bottom.

We

> can't see any error messages that might pop up. Heck, we don't even know
> if you have a laptop or a desktop computer - or a Sony or an HP - or if
> you built it yourself. We don't know if the computer is new or if you've
> had it for years. We don't know if this problem just started or if it has
> been happening for months. Et cetera...
It's a HP desktop about 4 yrs old. Well scanned for all crapware.

>
> We want to help users. That's why we volunteer many hours a week in these
> newsgroups. But you must help us help you.
>
> Thanks for telling us you are using Vista Home Premium; many users don't
> even mention their Windows version. But please give us at least a basic
> description of your computer, such as make and model.
It's the HP Pavillon.

Tell us WHICH file in

> WHICH folder - or does it happen for all files in all folders?
It's mainly image folders I'm have problems with, though it does happen
occasionally when I open a text file. I mainly work with images, JPGs.

Are you

> browsing to the file in Windows Explorer? Or opening a file from within a
> program, such as Microsoft Word? Are other programs running in the
> background at the time?
Both from WE and folders on the desktop. Nothing else in the background is
running most of the time. Sometimes an Image SW program may be running, but
not usually. I would love to get this taken care of as soon as possible.

>
> I could think up more questions, but this should give you an idea of the
> kinds of information that will help us help you.


>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@newsgroup
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
>
> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:#XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>> I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I
>> right click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening?
>> It's becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my
>> work where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem
>> be solved?
>
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#8
"Peter Foldes" <okf22@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:OnLSFN%23VKHA.1792@newsgroup

> Valorie
>
> Would love to help you but as R.C. pointed out we need details .Maybe the
> following few links that I included below should explain on what and how
> to post to get proper help. If you can take the time and read them then
> you will have an idea on what is needed when you post so as we can try and
> help you and solve your issue.
> Post back here (we will be waiting ) with the necessary info, Thanks
> Valerie
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/dts-l/goodpost.htm
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
> http://www.officeforlawyers.com/howask.htm
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Usenet
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.


> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
>>click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
>>becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
>>where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
>>solved?
>
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#9
<.> wrote in message news:eBnHTG6VKHA.2340@newsgroup

> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>
> Disable non microsoft shell extensions one by one
Is there any way to know which are *not safe* to disable since there appears
to be hundreds in the list? I would take days to check them all one by one.

>
>
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> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
>>click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
>>becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
>>where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
>>solved?
>
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#10
Re: Can someone, anyone PLEASE answer........ whoops!

<.> wrote in message news:eBnHTG6VKHA.2340@newsgroup

> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>
> Disable non microsoft shell extensions one by one
Gotcha, OK did that. :)

>
>
> --
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> --
> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I right
>>click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening? It's
>>becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my work
>>where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem be
>>solved?
>
 

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Guest

#11
Re: Can someone, anyone PLEASE answer........ whoops!

Did you solve it?

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"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:%233SRioGWKHA.4360@newsgroup

>
> <.> wrote in message news:eBnHTG6VKHA.2340@newsgroup

>> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>>
>> Disable non microsoft shell extensions one by one
>
> Gotcha, OK did that. :)
>

>>
>>
>> --
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>> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup

>>>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I
>>>right click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening?
>>>It's becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my
>>>work where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem
>>>be solved?
>>
>
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#12
Re: Can someone, anyone PLEASE answer........ whoops!

<.> wrote in message news:OViX2vHWKHA.3696@newsgroup

> Did you solve it?
No. It made no difference at all.



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> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:%233SRioGWKHA.4360@newsgroup

>>
>> <.> wrote in message news:eBnHTG6VKHA.2340@newsgroup

>>> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>>>
>>> Disable non microsoft shell extensions one by one
>>
>> Gotcha, OK did that. :)
>>

>>>
>>>
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>>> --
>>> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>> news:%23XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup
>>>>I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I
>>>>right click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening?
>>>>It's becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my
>>>>work where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this problem
>>>>be solved?
>>>
>>
>
 

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Jan M. Nelken

#13
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 associations.
You could open an Administrator Command Prompt and issue:

assoc .jpg

This will show your current association of extension .jpg with specific file
type. For example on my computer (Vista Business) I get:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\>assoc .jpg
..jpg=jpegfile

So in my case .jpg extension is associated with file type of jpegfile/


Next see which command opens specific file type:

ftype filetype

where filetype is obtained from output of previous assoc command. For example on
my computer I get:

C:\>ftype jpegfile
jpegfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo
Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1

In my case files of type jpegfile are opened with a/m command which invokes
Microsoft Photoviewer applications and passes option and filename to be opened.


Finally - you may want consider uninstalling completely and reinstalling
application which opens files of type jpegfile.


Hope it helps,

Jan M. Nelken
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#14
"Jim" <bojimbo261@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:5hnje5tar44ldjc013hjs779qf8c5vpqof@newsgroup

> On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:33:21 -0500, "Valorie McLaughlin"
> <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote:
>

>>
>>"R. C. White" <rc@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>news:%23nqrMm9VKHA.3720@newsgroup

>>> Hi, Val.
>>>
>>> From what you've told us so far, there is NO WAY we can help you. :>(
>>>
>>> We can't see your computer. We can't see what you are doing BEFORE you
>>> right-click the file.
>>
>>Sorry, here's more info. Example: I open a folder of jpgs on the desktop
>>and right click on one for whatever reason. I get an error that the
>>program
>>"This Application" isn't responding. Then the entire PC locks up. It's
>>constant now.
>
>
>
> "This application" isn`t responding : what program are you using ?
Program? I make a folder on the desktop. I name it something like SuesPics.
I add Sue's images as JPGs. It's a Folder, not a program. I open the
folder and right click on a picture and get the error: "This Application
isn't responding." If this was W98 it would be about like the
BlueScreenOfDeath we all dreaded. But Vista of course just blinks, and
everything comes back in a 15 seconds or so. I need to resolve this
desperately since I work with JPGs all the time.

>
>
>
>

>>

>>>We can't see what kind of mouse you are using.
>>
>>HP mouse with the red light on the bottom.
>>
>>We

>>> can't see any error messages that might pop up. Heck, we don't even
>>> know
>>> if you have a laptop or a desktop computer - or a Sony or an HP - or if
>>> you built it yourself. We don't know if the computer is new or if
>>> you've
>>> had it for years. We don't know if this problem just started or if it
>>> has
>>> been happening for months. Et cetera...
>>
>>It's a HP desktop about 4 yrs old. Well scanned for all crapware.
>>

>>>
>>> We want to help users. That's why we volunteer many hours a week in
>>> these
>>> newsgroups. But you must help us help you.
>>>
>>> Thanks for telling us you are using Vista Home Premium; many users don't
>>> even mention their Windows version. But please give us at least a basic
>>> description of your computer, such as make and model.
>>
>>It's the HP Pavillon.
>>
>>Tell us WHICH file in

>>> WHICH folder - or does it happen for all files in all folders?
>>
>>It's mainly image folders I'm have problems with, though it does happen
>>occasionally when I open a text file. I mainly work with images, JPGs.
>>
>>Are you

>>> browsing to the file in Windows Explorer? Or opening a file from within
>>> a
>>> program, such as Microsoft Word? Are other programs running in the
>>> background at the time?
>>
>>Both from WE and folders on the desktop. Nothing else in the background
>>is
>>running most of the time. Sometimes an Image SW program may be running,
>>but
>>not usually. I would love to get this taken care of as soon as possible.
>>

>>>
>>> I could think up more questions, but this should give you an idea of the
>>> kinds of information that will help us help you.
>>
>>
>>

>>>
>>> RC
>>> --
>>> R. C. White, CPA
>>> San Marcos, TX
>>> rc@newsgroup
>>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>>> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
>>>
>>> "Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
>>> news:#XW0095VKHA.508@newsgroup
>>>> I need to know how to stop Vista Home Premium from locking up when I
>>>> right click on a file in a folder. Why is this constantly happening?
>>>> It's becoming annoying to the point of making me dread doing some of my
>>>> work where right clicking is necessary. PLEASE.... how can this
>>>> problem
>>>> be solved?
>>>
 

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Valorie McLaughlin

#15
"Jan M. Nelken" <Unknown.User@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:uI9c2IQWKHA.4416@newsgroup

> 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
> associations.
> 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

>
> This will show your current association of extension .jpg with specific
> file type. For example on my computer (Vista Business) I get:
>
> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
> Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
>
> C:\>assoc .jpg
> .jpg=jpegfile
>
> So in my case .jpg extension is associated with file type of jpegfile/
The business version must be very different. See above.

> Next see which command opens specific file type:
>
> ftype filetype
The above is not on VistaHomePremium either.

>
> where filetype is obtained from output of previous assoc command. For
> example on my computer I get:
>
> C:\>ftype jpegfile
> jpegfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo
> Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1
>
> In my case files of type jpegfile are opened with a/m command which
> invokes Microsoft Photoviewer applications and passes option and filename
> to be opened.
My JPGs open in WindowsPhotoGallery when they don't lock up the folder, then
the entire PC. How can I fix this?

>
>
> Finally - you may want consider uninstalling completely and reinstalling
> application which opens files of type jpegfile.
How do I uninstall and reinstall WindowsPhotoGallery?

>
>
> Hope it helps,
>
> Jan M. Nelken
 

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Patrick Palczewski

#16
"Valorie McLaughlin" <ValMcL@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:#SWfj7RWKHA.3404@newsgroup

>
> "Jan M. Nelken" <Unknown.User@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:uI9c2IQWKHA.4416@newsgroup

>> 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
>> associations.
>> 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
reinstalling Photofiltre?

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"
function?

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.

Patrick P.
 

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