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Explorer is not responding

Posted on 2009-04-09
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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
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Question by:ddrakewi
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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.
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if you have your windows vista CD, you can run an sfc /scannow to check for any damaged system files
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Thanks, I'll work on both those ideas later today and report...

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ddrakewi, any feedback?
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I was lucky and found a couple of Open Office links that apparently were causing problems.

thanks
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