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Anonymous
February 10, 2005 11:47:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi everybody,

I do not often have trouble with my XP system, but when I have it's always
very weird problems ! Once again, the bug I have is really strange, and I
have found nothing on it on the web. Here it is :

When I enter Windows Display properties, everything works fine except when I
choose the Desktop "chapter" (the second one out of 5 on my system). If I do
so, the Display Properties window freezes for about 3 minutes (!!), and CPU
usage goes to 100% due to rundll32. Anyway, the computer is usable to do
other things, but a bit slower than usual. After 3 minutes the Desktop
Properties eventually appears, and I can then browse any of the 5 "chapters"
of display properties normally (themes, destop, screensaver...) until I
close and re-open Display Propoeries. Then the problem occurs again if I go
to Desktop chapter.

When, after waiting 3 minutes, Desktop Properties eventually appear, I
cannot change the wallpaper. "Browse" and "Position" are greyed, but the
last button (called "Customization of Destop" in French) is available.

The only solution I have to change my wallpaper is to use Ultramon (a small
software managing several screens on a single computer). But I do not think
the bug is linked to that peculiar soft, because even in "safe mode", when
nothing is launched at startup, the problem occurs. I also put back the
original "WindowsShell.manifest" in my Windows directory, as advised on some
Internet sites, but no joy. I eventually made the oldest restauration I
could, it did not work.

That is not a serious bug, the computer really works fine, but if anybody
has heard of a solution, I will be very pleased ! Thank you,

MALESCOT
- XP Pro + all updates
- 2 screens (17"CRT + 19"LCD) : the bug also occurs when I use a single
screen
- Ultramon 2.5 (latest version)
- Geforce FX5200 : I could try but I didn't put the very latest drivers for
my graphic card, because I know I will spend hours to reconfigure
everything. I have had them for more than 1 year, and the Desktop Properties
still worked fine not so long ago.
Anonymous
February 11, 2005 10:47:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

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

Right click causes an error and crashes Explorer.exe after installing
Windows XP SP2
http://www.winxptutor.com/sp2/divxcrash.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:371s2kF596h8mU1@individual.net,
Malescot <malescot@yahoo.fr> hunted and pecked:
> Hi everybody,
>
> I do not often have trouble with my XP system, but when I have it's
> always very weird problems ! Once again, the bug I have is really
> strange, and I have found nothing on it on the web. Here it is :
>
> When I enter Windows Display properties, everything works fine except
> when I choose the Desktop "chapter" (the second one out of 5 on my
> system). If I do so, the Display Properties window freezes for about
> 3 minutes (!!), and CPU usage goes to 100% due to rundll32. Anyway,
> the computer is usable to do other things, but a bit slower than
> usual. After 3 minutes the Desktop Properties eventually appears, and
> I can then browse any of the 5 "chapters" of display properties
> normally (themes, destop, screensaver...) until I close and re-open
> Display Propoeries. Then the problem occurs again if I go to Desktop
> chapter.
>
> When, after waiting 3 minutes, Desktop Properties eventually appear, I
> cannot change the wallpaper. "Browse" and "Position" are greyed, but
> the last button (called "Customization of Destop" in French) is
> available.
>
> The only solution I have to change my wallpaper is to use Ultramon (a
> small software managing several screens on a single computer). But I
> do not think the bug is linked to that peculiar soft, because even in
> "safe mode", when nothing is launched at startup, the problem occurs.
> I also put back the original "WindowsShell.manifest" in my Windows
> directory, as advised on some Internet sites, but no joy. I
> eventually made the oldest restauration I could, it did not work.
>
> That is not a serious bug, the computer really works fine, but if
> anybody has heard of a solution, I will be very pleased ! Thank you,
>
> MALESCOT
> - XP Pro + all updates
> - 2 screens (17"CRT + 19"LCD) : the bug also occurs when I use a
> single screen
> - Ultramon 2.5 (latest version)
> - Geforce FX5200 : I could try but I didn't put the very latest
> drivers for my graphic card, because I know I will spend hours to
> reconfigure everything. I have had them for more than 1 year, and the
> Desktop Properties still worked fine not so long ago.
!