Right-Click on Desktop -> Hourglass and Lockup

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
If I right-click on the desktop, like normal, I get an hourglass and everything for that user seems to lockup. Is there a fix for this?

Windows XP Profession SP2 and all latest patches, etc.
Question by:GivenRandy
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    Hi GivenRandy,

    See if "Method 2" in this article helps. Especially see section "Problems when you right-click an empty area in the Desktop?"

    Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:

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    That's a great tool that I'll use. However, it didn't seem to fix the problem. I ended up disabling all the context menu handlers, but no change.
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    Right click crash problem solved here:
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    You might try a System Restore back to a date before this problem started.  
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    Yep, it was the nVidia registry changes that did the trick.

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