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Right click on desktop does not bring up display properties

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  • Clean Install
  • Windows XP
  • Displays
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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 1:02:08 AM

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On a clean install of windows XP Pro upgrade (Win98SE put on and then
immediately upgraded to XP Pro), when I right click on a clear spot on
the desktop the hourglass appears for a few about a minute and then the
desktop disappears and is redrawn. The OS complains again about the
firewall being down. Clicking on display in the Control Panel works
fine, though...

any suggestions?

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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 1:06:50 AM

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Jakanapes wrote:

> Clicking on display in the Control Panel works
> fine, though...
>
> any suggestions?

Yeah, click on Display in the Control Panel from now on.
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 3:32:44 AM

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you know you don't actually have to have a previous OS installed to upgrade
you just have to have the cd.


"Jakanapes" <Jakanapes@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1123387328.232492.65210@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> On a clean install of windows XP Pro upgrade (Win98SE put on and then
> immediately upgraded to XP Pro), when I right click on a clear spot on
> the desktop the hourglass appears for a few about a minute and then the
> desktop disappears and is redrawn. The OS complains again about the
> firewall being down. Clicking on display in the Control Panel works
> fine, though...
>
> any suggestions?
>
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 12:10:27 AM

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

Hi Jakanapes,

The right-click problem that you're experiencing is usually caused by
corrupt/incompatible shell extension installed. To identify and fix the
problem, visit the following page, and scroll-down to section "Problems when
you right-click an empty area in the Desktop?"

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Note that there will be a context-menu entry named "New". "New" is the only
handler added by Windows. Rest everything you see in that registry location
(mentioned in the URL above) are added by third-party party software, such
as your Graphics card etc.


--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Jakanapes" <Jakanapes@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1123387328.232492.65210@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> On a clean install of windows XP Pro upgrade (Win98SE put on and then
> immediately upgraded to XP Pro), when I right click on a clear spot on
> the desktop the hourglass appears for a few about a minute and then the
> desktop disappears and is redrawn. The OS complains again about the
> firewall being down. Clicking on display in the Control Panel works
> fine, though...
>
> any suggestions?
>
!