Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Explorer is not responding

Posted on 2009-04-09
5
Medium Priority
?
385 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
For several weeks, my Vista  Home Premium machine has had a problem.

When I right click on a desktop or file folder, I get the message Explorer is not responding.

Then Windows Explorer will restart and restore my desktop.

However, the problem continues.

I've seen some suggestions that a virus or spyware may be at fault, but I've scanned my system with several programs and found no evidence of infection.

Ideas?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ddrakewi
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 2000 total points
ID: 24107258
Take a look at this site, provided by one of the top E-E experts, sramesh2k:

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/slowrightclick.htm

Although the site mentions only Windows XP, I believe the mentioned utility ShellExView, will work on Vista also.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Sappbrosts
ID: 24107626
if you have your windows vista CD, you can run an sfc /scannow to check for any damaged system files
0
 

Author Comment

by:ddrakewi
ID: 24107839
Thanks, I'll work on both those ideas later today and report...

0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 24121829
ddrakewi, any feedback?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ddrakewi
ID: 31568529
I was lucky and found a couple of Open Office links that apparently were causing problems.

thanks
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Suggested Courses

963 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question