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October 10, 2004 1:00:02 PM

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hey guys
whenever i right click to delete a folder or right click
in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window to
delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
asks me whether i want to send the error report or not. i
always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
thanks,
abdu
Anonymous
October 10, 2004 4:26:06 PM

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I just want to add that I am having similar problems on
*2* computers I recently upgraded to service pack 2. So
far the one computer I have no problems with is still
running SP1. Try this and see if this also happens to
you. Click on Start, All Programs and choose any
file/program and right click on it. The computer will
hang there for a few seconds...and then revert back to
the desktop. No pop-up window will appear as it normally
does when right clicking on a file. I also find I can
browse files thru Explorer.exe but cannot delete them or
copy, cut or move them. I hope someone has a fix soon.

>-----Original Message-----
>hey guys
>whenever i right click to delete a folder or right click
>in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window to
>delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
>down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
>asks me whether i want to send the error report or not.
i
>always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
>thanks,
> abdu
>.
>
October 11, 2004 2:43:39 AM

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I do not have a problem such as that.
"Tetley" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:32a701c4aefe$fcd5c210$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I just want to add that I am having similar problems on
> *2* computers I recently upgraded to service pack 2. So
> far the one computer I have no problems with is still
> running SP1. Try this and see if this also happens to
> you. Click on Start, All Programs and choose any
> file/program and right click on it. The computer will
> hang there for a few seconds...and then revert back to
> the desktop. No pop-up window will appear as it normally
> does when right clicking on a file. I also find I can
> browse files thru Explorer.exe but cannot delete them or
> copy, cut or move them. I hope someone has a fix soon.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>hey guys
>>whenever i right click to delete a folder or right click
>>in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window to
>>delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
>>down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
>>asks me whether i want to send the error report or not.
> i
>>always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
>>thanks,
>> abdu
>>.
>>
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Anonymous
October 11, 2004 2:43:40 AM

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Well, I have found various users with somewhat similar
problems with Windows Explorer. I had just installed SP2
and therefore concluded it might be the culprit. So went
to add/remove progams and uninstalled it...and now my
computer is back to working perfectly <knocks on wood>
Therefore I will wait until more fixes are out before
installed SP2.

>-----Original Message-----
>I do not have a problem such as that.
>"Tetley" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:32a701c4aefe$fcd5c210$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>I just want to add that I am having similar problems on
>> *2* computers I recently upgraded to service pack 2.
So
>> far the one computer I have no problems with is still
>> running SP1. Try this and see if this also happens to
>> you. Click on Start, All Programs and choose any
>> file/program and right click on it. The computer will
>> hang there for a few seconds...and then revert back to
>> the desktop. No pop-up window will appear as it
normally
>> does when right clicking on a file. I also find I can
>> browse files thru Explorer.exe but cannot delete them
or
>> copy, cut or move them. I hope someone has a fix soon.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>hey guys
>>>whenever i right click to delete a folder or right
click
>>>in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window
to
>>>delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
>>>down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
>>>asks me whether i want to send the error report or not.
>> i
>>>always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
>>>thanks,
>>> abdu
>>>.
>>>
>
>.
>
October 11, 2004 1:46:46 PM

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Same problem here having installed SP2
Right click freezes pc and cannot delete files on a zip
drive disc either. Come on Windows sort it out.

I notice we havn't had any replies.

>-----Original Message-----
>I just want to add that I am having similar problems on
>*2* computers I recently upgraded to service pack 2. So
>far the one computer I have no problems with is still
>running SP1. Try this and see if this also happens to
>you. Click on Start, All Programs and choose any
>file/program and right click on it. The computer will
>hang there for a few seconds...and then revert back to
>the desktop. No pop-up window will appear as it
normally
>does when right clicking on a file. I also find I can
>browse files thru Explorer.exe but cannot delete them or
>copy, cut or move them. I hope someone has a fix soon.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>hey guys
>>whenever i right click to delete a folder or right
click
>>in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window
to
>>delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
>>down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
>>asks me whether i want to send the error report or not.
>i
>>always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
>>thanks,
>> abdu
>>.
>>
>.
>
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 11:55:04 PM

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Just found this in here:

"It seems to revolve around Windows File Protection preventing some files
from getting updated.
Install the Service Pack in Safe Mode and the issue goes away."

Haven't tried this yet but may give it a go.


"steve" wrote:

> Same problem here having installed SP2
> Right click freezes pc and cannot delete files on a zip
> drive disc either. Come on Windows sort it out.
>
> I notice we havn't had any replies.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I just want to add that I am having similar problems on
> >*2* computers I recently upgraded to service pack 2. So
> >far the one computer I have no problems with is still
> >running SP1. Try this and see if this also happens to
> >you. Click on Start, All Programs and choose any
> >file/program and right click on it. The computer will
> >hang there for a few seconds...and then revert back to
> >the desktop. No pop-up window will appear as it
> normally
> >does when right clicking on a file. I also find I can
> >browse files thru Explorer.exe but cannot delete them or
> >copy, cut or move them. I hope someone has a fix soon.
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>hey guys
> >>whenever i right click to delete a folder or right
> click
> >>in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window
> to
> >>delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
> >>down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
> >>asks me whether i want to send the error report or not.
> >i
> >>always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
> >>thanks,
> >> abdu
> >>.
> >>
> >.
> >
>
Anonymous
October 25, 2004 9:51:09 PM

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abdullah wrote:
> hey guys
> whenever i right click to delete a folder or right click
> in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window to
> delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts
> down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and
> asks me whether i want to send the error report or not. i
> always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.
> thanks,
> abdu

Your experience seems to be part of a group of similar problems.

You are dealing with a KNOWN PROBLEM that MS acknowledges
but apparently cannot fix. This condition, and variants have
been around for several years.
In addition to the suggests listed here, some people think
that certain applications also are responsible. Check with
each of your application publishers or search the internet
for the “right-click” problem and your application. Other
suggestions relate to updating drivers.

My experience is that even a vanilla fresh install from
scratch of XP (SP1 on the install disks) from the install
disks carries this problem with it. I’ve restored vanilla
four times and this condition is present. Upgrading to SP2
does not improve the situation. For me the condition appears
randomly: sometimes it just hangs with an hourglass,
sometimes it allows me to use properties and make changes
immediately, sometimes it takes ten seconds, sometimes, 30
seconds. These are my tests with only the OS installed
(absolute minimum default reconfiguration, wipe the disk and
start all over install) (and with the rest of the junk
thrown in by the manufacturer or MS as part of the default
minimum install).

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SUGGESTIONS I HAVE GATHERED FROM THE NET.
*
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819946

Visual Effects
clear fade slide menus into view (I disabled all of the
choices as an alternative – i.e. Adjust for Best
Performance) (This will change the lock of the desktop and
task bar.)
OK

and also
Control Panel
Folder Options
General
“Use Windows classic folders.”
OK

and also
Control Panel
Folder Options
View
clear “Automatically search for network folders and printers.”
OK

* http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819101
Control Panel
Display
Appearance
Effects
“Clear the Use the following transition effect for menus.”
OK

* Disable: Data Execution Prevention
Three ways to disable DEP:
1) IMPORTANT: Save a copy of your original Boot.ini file
as a backup before you make changes. Now how the heck you do
this in the root directory is a challenge since you cannot
right-click on that folder! I saved boot,ini to another
folder, renamed it “copy of “ and dragged it back to the root.
* Click Start -> Run
* Enter Attrib C:\Boot.ini -r -h -s
* Click Start -> Run
* Enter Notepad C:\Boot.ini
* Under [operating systems] replace the parameter
/NoExecute=xxxxx with /Execute
* Save the Boot.ini file
* Click Start -> Run
* Enter Attrib C:\Boot.ini +r +h +s
* Restart your computer
or
2) Control Panel
Advanced
Setup and Recovery
Settings
System startup
Edit
Under [operating systems] replace the parameter
/NoExecute=xxxxx with /Execute
This auto opens notepad so you can save it first with a
backup name), and save the changed version as boot.ini.
or
3: Control Panel
System
Advanced
Performance
Settings
Data Execution Prevention
Turn off for essential programs, for all programs
Apply
OK

Make sure that client server for NetWare is not activated
(unless you run Novell!!)

If you run PGP (Pretty Good Protection) cryptography
encoding I have seen a suggestion to turn it off (uninstall
it) or get the latest version compatible with XP.

MS e-tech suggestions for troubleshooting consists of
msconfig turning off all start items and letting computer do
a “clean boot.”
Also to selectively allow ms/windows services to boot, but
not non-ms services. In other words, MS does not have a clue.

None of the above work for me, but that’s what’s out there.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:09:54 PM

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I had explorer.exe hanging when certain objects (drives or folders, not
individual files) or sometimes when deleting or shift-deleting.
Uninstalling PGP ver 8 corrected the issue immedately. system is super
clean (chkdsk'd, defrag'd, regclean'd, no malware) and several programs
that were installed after PGP were removed before PGP. that's kinda the
weird part; initial install of PGP 8 did not cause the issue (at least
not immedately), but removing it definately corrected the problem :D 


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Momma Wrote:
> abdullah wrote:-
> hey guys
> whenever i right click to delete a folder or right click=20
> in the internet explorer's drop down favorites window to=20
> delete a favorite folder, my internet explorer shuts=20
> down. it gives me an explorer malfunction warning and=20
> asks me whether i want to send the error report or not. i=20
> always do. someone help me. this is becoming tiresome.=20
> thanks,
> abdu-
>
>


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