Explorer freezes with desktop shortcuts


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I have created several shortcuts on the desktop that I use very frequently (with keyboard shortcuts). Sometimes (probably 1 out of 3 times) when I try to run them using the keyboard shortcuts, explorer freezes and becomes completely unresponsive for about 10-30 seconds, and then resumes, loading the program.

The strange thing is that the shortcuts always run normally when simply double-clicked. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be causing this, or what I should troubleshoot?

Thanks for your help

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS m1530
    Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache)
    4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
    Graphics Card(s)
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer X223W
    Hard Drives
    250GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive