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A unique XP problem I have? Right-clicking depletes memory.

Well, I've looked on google in a million different ways to try to find why a certain something happens to my computer and so far no one seems to have ever had the problem mine has.

It has always had this problem. The problem is that as soon as I restart the computer, there is a limited number of right clicks I can make before the computer crashes. I haven't counted exactly how many but it's 100 or something. Once the computer has exceeded this supposed right-click quota, Windows XP gives me weird messages saying I don't have enough memory to do anything. Like when I try to open paint, it says it could not open paint because there is not enough memory. I attempt to open my ISP and it doesn't work either.

I have 256 MB RAM, and the only things I usually have active on my task bar thing are Norton Antivirus autoprotect and my ISP. But when I repeatedly right-click from copying and pasting, or to get the properties of a file or the source of a website or something, it apparently slowly depletes the memory every click... But when I restart the computer it seems fine until I start right-clicking again. Does anyone know how and why this happens and any ways to fix it?

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Sorry, I'm kind of stupid. Could you rephrase that please? ...I didn't quite understand what that has to do with anything... thanks for your help though. I just want it clarified a bit since I'm not really good at this stuff...

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The right click...

Causes these items to load. You can use this tool to look over the list and using what you know you added that broke it to selectively disable items until you find it.

Other clues will be in the EVENT VIEWER. The EVENT VIEWER can be explored in START, HELP AND SUPPORT and

Also, you didn't tell much about the machine, how you deal with SPYWARE or what else was asked in the forum tip.

As such, I offer the most likely.


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