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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 11:01:36 PM

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Hi all,

When I right-click on my desktop and click on "Properties", nothing
comes up. My XP is functioning well except for this problem. Am I
missing any file? Please help!

Ben
August 26, 2005 11:40:14 PM

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crescent_au@yahoo.com wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> When I right-click on my desktop and click on "Properties", nothing
> comes up. My XP is functioning well except for this problem. Am I
> missing any file? Please help!
>
> Ben

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

Slow right-click and other issues -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
objects - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm

This can also be caused by viruses and/or malware, so make sure your
computer is clean:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing...

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"
August 27, 2005 1:41:23 AM

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crescent_au@yahoo.com wrote:

|>Hi all,
|>
|>When I right-click on my desktop and click on "Properties", nothing
|>comes up. My XP is functioning well except for this problem. Am I
|>missing any file? Please help!

desk.cpl is the file that shows desktop properties.

Might make sure it's still on your system and in the system32
directory.

Start\run desk.cpl <enter> will run it if it's available.

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Anonymous
August 27, 2005 6:17:25 AM

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i searched for this file and it is present in my system under 2
locations: c:\windows\system32 and c:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386.
Both these files are 132KB in size. But when I try to run it from Start
> Run, nothing happens. What do I do?

Ben
August 27, 2005 9:10:31 AM

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crescent_au@yahoo.com wrote:

> i searched for this file and it is present in my system under 2
> locations: c:\windows\system32 and c:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386.
> Both these files are 132KB in size. But when I try to run it from
> Start
>> Run, nothing happens. What do I do?
>
> Ben

What is the status of your computer's cleanliness re viruses and
malware?

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing...

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
August 28, 2005 2:15:58 AM

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I use Ad-aware, System Mechanic and Kaspersky Anti-virus. My system
looks clean.
!