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a problme just started about right clicking


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#1 peaches21

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:31 PM

Ok this problem just started about 1/2 hr ago. I can right click on my desktop *if not clicking on ANYTHING* just fine. BUt if i go to right click on a folder or a file or anything liek that ANYWHERE. it gives me WINDOWS EXPLORER ERROR.
and shuts down explorer.exe

Most of the time I have to open the task manager click on run/new and type in explorer.exe to get my desktop back up lol.

I've tried rebooting. I've tried looking around to see if i can find the error. And i've also did that report error thing. Hoping a solution would be sent back to me

But nope.

Please can you help me get rid of that error?

i have windows xp home

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:55 PM

If you right click on an empty portion of your desktop you get an error?

Anything new that was installed? hardware, software, drivers?

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:00 PM

when i click on an empty spot it does fine! Shows me my arrange by, refresh, new
shows me that. and Honestly the only thing that i have done in the past 2 days is download some mp3's from one of my friends.

I was able to right click on them earlier today. But not now lol

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:20 PM

Download this file:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip

And extract it to c:\shortcuts. In that folder you will now find a .reg file. Double click on that file and merge the contents. Then tell me if you are still
having a problem.

You may have to reboot first

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:35 PM

WOW it works now lol.
What was that (i know it was a registry thing lol) but what was causing my problem??


Thank you again!

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:24 PM

Somehow the registry info for shortcuts got messed up. Glad it worked out

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:33 PM

Good job Grinler!!! :thumbsup:
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:15 AM

Thats just the sorta thing that'll keep em comin' back for more :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:12 AM

:thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 03:26 PM

Well, I don't know why the horse is pooping there :thumbsup: BUT, here ya go again, PROVING how AWESOME this site is and Grinler is!!!! (The rest of you are awesome too!)

Thank God for small miracles - and the big ones too!

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 03:52 PM

Hey dont make fun of the horse!

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 05:48 PM

grindler that was absolutely brilliant. Great call!

I would like to mention that a similar incident, although not exactly the same, was reported on another forum. This one looked like a bad install of an av product. but I think co-incidence is something that must be proven and not just taken as such. A few good online virus scans may be in order.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 06:09 PM

Good point... Peaches you may want to do this:

Please run two online virus scans:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

Then let us know if its working better and what the scans found.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:20 PM

Thanks. I'm actually gonna have to do that. cause that registy worked. but For temp. The error is back. And now it wont let me even go up to file!!!! SO I run kaspersky Virus scan. but i'll do other scans too!!!!!!!!!!

hope i get all fixed up

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:17 AM

you might want to run that reg file again. go to moosoft.com and download the cleaner...not that i think its a trojan but it protects against registry changes and i believe says what is trying to attempt the change and will open the registry to the change in question. you downloaded some mp3s from a friend but where did they come from originally?? it seems this may be an attempt at preventing the right click "scan this file for viruses" feature from checking downloads.

maybe a hjt log would be in order.

Edited by TedOb1, 22 September 2004 - 12:20 AM.





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