Right click on desktop "explorer stopped working" Tags: Desktops Explorer Windows Vista Last response: July 15, 2010 4:49 PM in Windows Vista Share bhamx2 July 15, 2010 12:34:21 PM hi everyone, i have recently noticed when i right click on a blank space on my desktop that a message appears "explorer stopped working" "explorer restarting" is there a fix for this problem ? iv read some things on other forums but no specific fix for the right click on desktop , they only seem to deal with right clicking files. More about : click desktop explorer stopped working Scotteq July 15, 2010 4:49:15 PM Could be a corrupt system file causing that. Open an elevated command prompt: Start => In the Search box, type CMD => Right click the 'Command..." search result, and select "Run As Administrator" This will open the Command shell with full priveleges. From there, simply type in: sfc /scannow and press the enter key. It can take a little while to run. Good time to go fetch a frosty beverage. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows explorer stopped working and will not restart ForumWhen i right click a folder on desktop computer freezes ForumRight click does not respond to unhide desktop icons ForumCannot right click on desktop after virus ForumWindows XP right click context menu resets desktop ForumHelp! Windows 7 BSOD - multiple times tonight ForumRight click not working in IE8 main window but works on desktop and explorer ForumHow to add control panal to my computer on desktop right click menu in windows x ForumRight click desktop menu transparency problem ForumRight click on desktop does not bring up display properties ForumCant put icons or right click on the desktop ForumRight Click on Desktop & Norton 2005 ForumXP Home - right click on desktop causes system to "refresh" ForumRight-click menu on desktop icon gives an error message ForumCannot Right Click Desktop or Change Background ForumMissing Right-click menu on desktop still after regedit Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free ForumInternet Explorer has stopped working ForumVista windows update not working ForumHow do I view my pictures in Windows Explorer? More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !