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Ack! Strange Context Menu Behavior!


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#1 siouxdax

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:25 PM

Hello all:
Once again I come to you guys for your excellent expanse of knowledge. Here's the deal: Every time I right-click in either Windows Explorer, or xplorer2 (my main Windows manager), an "install" dialog pops up then quickly disappears. This happens every time I right-click any file, folder or item within both managers. I did manage, once, to click "cancel" on the installation pop-up (you have to be really fast), and it acted as though I was stopping something from being installed. But it comes right back when I right-click another item.

So I did do a system restore to a point that I am positive didn't have this issue. Needless to say it didn't work. I've gone through and uninstalled any programs that may have been installed recently, and I still haven't narrowed it down to what is causing this. Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Do let me know if you need more information.

I know you guys can help! You rock!

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Daniel in Tulsa
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

Warning : Backup your Windows registry first using System Restore. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

Download http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_directory_reg.zip

Open the archive and double-click on xp_directory_reg.reg

This would restore content-menu handlers to default values.

Edited by Romeo29, 17 March 2009 - 02:47 PM.


#3 siouxdax

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:36 PM

Warning : Backup your Windows registry first using System Restore. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

Download http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_directory_reg.zip

Open the archive and double-click on xp_directory_reg.reg

This would restore content-menu handlers to default values.


That didn't work. Still the same issue. Anything else?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:59 PM

Hello siouxdax,

Try using ShellExView to isolate the problem with the context menus.

See "Resolution, Method 2" in the following article ("Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers"):

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

Hello siouxdax,

Try using ShellExView to isolate the problem with the context menus.

See "Resolution, Method 2" in the following article ("Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers"):

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm


OMG Holy Cow! Thank you soooooo very much for your help. It turned out that an Adobe Elements doohickie was the culprit. I've had ShellExView installed for some time on my PC, but have never really needed to use it until now! Again, thanks a BILLION!

Kind Regards,
Daniel in Tulsa
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