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Right click and Windows Explorer hangs/not responding

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Sage - John Leonard

#1
Using Vista Busniess on Dell Optiplex 755.

Whenever I right click a folder or file, Windows Explorer goes into Not
Responding.

I have reset the folders and run sfc /scannow.

No changes!

When I run in Safe Mode - all is ok??

any thoughts?

thx
 

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Malke

#2
Sage - John Leonard wrote:

> Using Vista Busniess on Dell Optiplex 755.
>
> Whenever I right click a folder or file, Windows Explorer goes into Not
> Responding.
>
> I have reset the folders and run sfc /scannow.
>
> No changes!
>
> When I run in Safe Mode - all is ok??
Problems with right-clicking are usually caused by third-party software that
has inserted itself into the context menu. In your case, the culprit is
something running in Regular Mode. The easiest way to troubleshoot this is
by using the free ShellExView program. Here are some links about it, too (it
doesn't matter that they reference XP):

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace objects -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html - ShellExView

Malke
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MS-MVP
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http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
 

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Sage - John Leonard

#3
As implied below, I di all the Non Microsoft Context Menus - no luck!

I ran a couple of Restore Points and they did not install correctly?

So I un-did them.

Does this al mean I should do a Vista Repair?

If I do will that take care of the Windows explorer Hanging/Not Responding
problem?

thx


"Sage - John Leonard" <sagegrp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:C4397623-AD17-477A-99CE-A18BB536B292@xxxxxx

> Tried this and it did not seem to help.
>
> I have mostly Microsoft for "Context Menu"
>
> Even if I right click an icon (shortcut) on my Desktop - it hangs (Not
> Responding)?
>
> Any other thoughts?
>
> thx
> "Malke" <malke@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:OAoJ72oJKHA.6016@xxxxxx

>> Sage - John Leonard wrote:
>>

>>> Using Vista Busniess on Dell Optiplex 755.
>>>
>>> Whenever I right click a folder or file, Windows Explorer goes into Not
>>> Responding.
>>>
>>> I have reset the folders and run sfc /scannow.
>>>
>>> No changes!
>>>
>>> When I run in Safe Mode - all is ok??
>>
>> Problems with right-clicking are usually caused by third-party software
>> that
>> has inserted itself into the context menu. In your case, the culprit is
>> something running in Regular Mode. The easiest way to troubleshoot this
>> is
>> by using the free ShellExView program. Here are some links about it, too
>> (it
>> doesn't matter that they reference XP):
>>
>> Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers -
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
>>
>> Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
>> objects -
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
>>
>> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html - ShellExView
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> MS-MVP
>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>
>
 

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Sage - John Leonard

#4
Ran a Restore Point in Safe mode and al my problems with right clicking
went away.

thx for you help


"Sage - John Leonard" <sagegrp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:0AD47D64-8EEF-4C1B-8EAB-4995CCE16810@xxxxxx

> As implied below, I di all the Non Microsoft Context Menus - no luck!
>
> I ran a couple of Restore Points and they did not install correctly?
>
> So I un-did them.
>
> Does this al mean I should do a Vista Repair?
>
> If I do will that take care of the Windows explorer Hanging/Not Responding
> problem?
>
> thx
>
>
> "Sage - John Leonard" <sagegrp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C4397623-AD17-477A-99CE-A18BB536B292@xxxxxx

>> Tried this and it did not seem to help.
>>
>> I have mostly Microsoft for "Context Menu"
>>
>> Even if I right click an icon (shortcut) on my Desktop - it hangs (Not
>> Responding)?
>>
>> Any other thoughts?
>>
>> thx
>> "Malke" <malke@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:OAoJ72oJKHA.6016@xxxxxx

>>> Sage - John Leonard wrote:
>>>
>>>> Using Vista Busniess on Dell Optiplex 755.
>>>>
>>>> Whenever I right click a folder or file, Windows Explorer goes into Not
>>>> Responding.
>>>>
>>>> I have reset the folders and run sfc /scannow.
>>>>
>>>> No changes!
>>>>
>>>> When I run in Safe Mode - all is ok??
>>>
>>> Problems with right-clicking are usually caused by third-party software
>>> that
>>> has inserted itself into the context menu. In your case, the culprit is
>>> something running in Regular Mode. The easiest way to troubleshoot this
>>> is
>>> by using the free ShellExView program. Here are some links about it, too
>>> (it
>>> doesn't matter that they reference XP):
>>>
>>> Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers -
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
>>>
>>> Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
>>> objects -
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
>>>
>>> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html - ShellExView
>>>
>>> Malke
>>> --
>>> MS-MVP
>>> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
>>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>>>
>>
>
 

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