Right click not working

Posted: 01-16-2009, 01:55 PM
Running Windows XP Professional. When ever I right click a icon on my
desktop, windows freezes. So much so; that I have to do a hard reboot.
It will let me open Task Manager; in Task manager; nothing unusual
shows. No open programs "Not Responding" and no processes using up
resources.
This problem started after a failed attempt to load Norton Ghost a week
ago. Since than; I'm having various issues; e.g. Windows Installer not
working; My virus program not working and I get a "Run Time" error at
startup for Roxio. The Windows Installer not working is actually the key
issue as I can not uninstall or reinstall programs without it.
I have done the usual virus checks via Malwarebytes and Trend Micro's
online check. No issues.
I have done three system restores with negative results.
I am going to do a restore from a recent backup this weekend. Hopefully
that will fix all these problems.
Just curious what could prevent me from using right click on my desktop
icons. Right click does work as usual within my file manager.

Right click not working


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Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: Right click not working
Posted: 01-16-2009, 02:17 PM

"Theslaz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Running Windows XP Professional. When ever I right click a icon on my
> desktop, windows freezes. So much so; that I have to do a hard reboot. It
> will let me open Task Manager; in Task manager; nothing unusual shows. No
> open programs "Not Responding" and no processes using up resources.
> This problem started after a failed attempt to load Norton Ghost a week
> ago. Since than; I'm having various issues; e.g. Windows Installer not
> working; My virus program not working and I get a "Run Time" error at
> startup for Roxio. The Windows Installer not working is actually the key
> issue as I can not uninstall or reinstall programs without it.
> I have done the usual virus checks via Malwarebytes and Trend Micro's
> online check. No issues.
> I have done three system restores with negative results.
> I am going to do a restore from a recent backup this weekend. Hopefully
> that will fix all these problems.
> Just curious what could prevent me from using right click on my desktop
> icons. Right click does work as usual within my file manager.
Stay clear of Norton/Symantec stuff.


Theslaz
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Re: Right click not working
Posted: 01-16-2009, 10:29 PM
Pegasus (MVP) wrote:
> "Theslaz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:Kl0cl.5254$PH1.2083@edtnps82...
>> Running Windows XP Professional. When ever I right click a icon on my
>> desktop, windows freezes. So much so; that I have to do a hard reboot. It
>> will let me open Task Manager; in Task manager; nothing unusual shows. No
>> open programs "Not Responding" and no processes using up resources.
>> This problem started after a failed attempt to load Norton Ghost a week
>> ago. Since than; I'm having various issues; e.g. Windows Installer not
>> working; My virus program not working and I get a "Run Time" error at
>> startup for Roxio. The Windows Installer not working is actually the key
>> issue as I can not uninstall or reinstall programs without it.
>> I have done the usual virus checks via Malwarebytes and Trend Micro's
>> online check. No issues.
>> I have done three system restores with negative results.
>> I am going to do a restore from a recent backup this weekend. Hopefully
>> that will fix all these problems.
>> Just curious what could prevent me from using right click on my desktop
>> icons. Right click does work as usual within my file manager.
>
> Stay clear of Norton/Symantec stuff.
>
>
Now you tell me! It sure screwed up my system. Should have known better!
Dumped Norton years ago; but thought I would try "Norton Ghost" for my
backups; why, I don't know; I'm running Acronis True Image right now and
it has treated me good. But than; I really will find out when I do the
restore!
Kelly
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Re: Right click not working
Posted: 01-18-2009, 03:39 AM
Check your settings here: Most users who face this issue can still right
click the Start button, even though they can't right click on the Start
Menu. Here is the workaround:

Right click the Start button, select Properties, Customize. Scroll through
the options on the Advanced tab and put the check mark back in Enable
dragging and dropping.

If your right clicking abilities are more complexed, run this edit.

Enable or Disable the Right Click Context Menu (Line 56)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by
right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

If none of the above helps and beings you mentioned Hotbar....most users
can't right click New/Folder on the desktop or Windows Explorer without
system freezing and/or crashing.

If this is the case for you, there are two extensions that have to be
removed from this hive/key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
You will find a .dll and .jpg with an extremely long name. Those two need
to be removed to regain functionality, even though Hotbar has been removed,
it leaves these behind.

If the above hasn't helped see line 12:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

If you are needing more help, post back and good luck!

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


"Theslaz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:Kl0cl.5254$PH1.2083@edtnps82...
> Running Windows XP Professional. When ever I right click a icon on my
> desktop, windows freezes. So much so; that I have to do a hard reboot. It
> will let me open Task Manager; in Task manager; nothing unusual shows. No
> open programs "Not Responding" and no processes using up resources.
> This problem started after a failed attempt to load Norton Ghost a week
> ago. Since than; I'm having various issues; e.g. Windows Installer not
> working; My virus program not working and I get a "Run Time" error at
> startup for Roxio. The Windows Installer not working is actually the key
> issue as I can not uninstall or reinstall programs without it.
> I have done the usual virus checks via Malwarebytes and Trend Micro's
> online check. No issues.
> I have done three system restores with negative results.
> I am going to do a restore from a recent backup this weekend. Hopefully
> that will fix all these problems.
> Just curious what could prevent me from using right click on my desktop
> icons. Right click does work as usual within my file manager.
 
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