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Windows 7 File Explorer hanging with "Run as Admin" for VS and other programs

Posted on 2011-04-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am running Win 7 64x

Updated and done
- a Virus check
- Hijack this
- SpyBot S&D

My file explorer keeps hanging, especially when I right click and select "Run as Administrator" on Visual Studio, and other programs

Thoughts? Next steps?
Question by:Craig Lambie
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ID: 35446993
Try going to the start menu, and in the search box type cmd, right click on the cmd icon and choose "Run as Administrator".
There, type sfc /scannow . This command will check your system files, and recover damaged ones.

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Craig Lambie earned 0 total points
ID: 35464022
I couldn't right click on anything to "run as administrator"

I used this resource which lead to this program http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
I disabled a bunch of right click shell programs, and whacky do, it started working again! :)

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by:Craig Lambie
ID: 35496542
Correct answer that solved problem

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