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Right click files/folders freezes

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#1 ras07002


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:08 AM

i've been having this problem of clicking on files and folders with the right button on my mouse only to have the whole folder freeze up. This only happens in the Windows Explorer folders (ex: my doc, my comp..etc) I have to go into the the task manager to the kill the process and then try to click it again. But then usually i have to kill the process like 3 more times and restart my comp to get it working again. Its not like when i right click the folder and its slow to open the menu, it just completely freezes.

I've tried everything from getting updates from microsoft and going into the registry and stuff, downloading new supposedly "missing" files to correct it, but nothing works. Its getting really annoying...

I dont think theres a virus cause i just installed a fresh new copy of XP like 1 month ago..it actually started happening a few days after i reinstalled it..

So is there anyway i can fix this problem? Thanks

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:59 AM

<<...and going into the registry and stuff, downloading new supposedly "missing" files to correct it,>>

That "registry and stuff" comment doesn't really tell anyone what you have done.


Considering that a system may be attacked within seconds of O/S install and Internet access, I would not rely on such as any type of warranty against malware. Installation of critical updates, reliable AV, firewall, etc. would provide more confidence about such in my world.

No error messages?

No errors that might indicate a problem in Event Viewer?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

Have you tried running the sfc /scannow command?

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

Have you tried uninstalling your mouse driver, rebooting...and allowing same to install again?


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