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Strange Windows Explorer behavior

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Bill

    Bill Flightless Bird

    XP Home SP3:

    With the 1st incident of Windows Explorer following
    any boot, a "right-click" on any object will cause WE
    to "not responding" hour-glass and require a Task Mgr
    "End Task" to terminate WE. Subsequent use of WE
    behaves normally.

    What might be the cause of this strange behavior?

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Bill" <billstanton@psln.com> wrote in message
    news:e0t608IFLHA.4824@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > XP Home SP3:
    >
    > With the 1st incident of Windows Explorer following
    > any boot, a "right-click" on any object will cause WE
    > to "not responding" hour-glass and require a Task Mgr
    > "End Task" to terminate WE. Subsequent use of WE
    > behaves normally.
    >
    > What might be the cause of this strange behavior?


    Maybe a faulty Shell Extension?

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
    http://www.helpwithwindows.com/techfiles/explorer-crashes.html
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bill
    >
     
  3. Bill

    Bill Flightless Bird

    Thanks Donald, there was indeed a faulty Shell Extension.
    It was easy to find with Shexview, plus the fact that the
    faulty extension corresponded to the last thing that got
    installed, namely Eraser.
    Bill


    "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    news:-OszYXhSFLHA.5448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Bill" <billstanton@psln.com> wrote in message
    > news:e0t608IFLHA.4824@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> XP Home SP3:
    >>
    >> With the 1st incident of Windows Explorer following
    >> any boot, a "right-click" on any object will cause WE
    >> to "not responding" hour-glass and require a Task Mgr
    >> "End Task" to terminate WE. Subsequent use of WE
    >> behaves normally.
    >>
    >> What might be the cause of this strange behavior?

    >
    > Maybe a faulty Shell Extension?
    >
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
    > http://www.helpwithwindows.com/techfiles/explorer-crashes.html
    > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Bill
    >>

    >
    >
     
  4. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Bill" <mlharding@jps.net> wrote in message
    news:eek:5adnTuumapd6LvRnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > Thanks Donald, there was indeed a faulty Shell Extension.
    > It was easy to find with Shexview, plus the fact that the
    > faulty extension corresponded to the last thing that got
    > installed, namely Eraser.


    You're welcome Bill, glad you got it sorted out.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    > Bill
    >
    >
    > "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OszYXhSFLHA.5448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Bill" <billstanton@psln.com> wrote in message
    >> news:e0t608IFLHA.4824@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> XP Home SP3:
    >>>
    >>> With the 1st incident of Windows Explorer following
    >>> any boot, a "right-click" on any object will cause WE
    >>> to "not responding" hour-glass and require a Task Mgr
    >>> "End Task" to terminate WE. Subsequent use of WE
    >>> behaves normally.
    >>>
    >>> What might be the cause of this strange behavior?

    >>
    >> Maybe a faulty Shell Extension?
    >>
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
    >> http://www.helpwithwindows.com/techfiles/explorer-crashes.html
    >> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Bill
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     

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