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delete won't work

by bcoleman20 / March 18, 2005 2:44 AM PST

I am having trouble trying to delete files with my mouse or with the delete key. My right click will not work...once I right click on a file or even my start button, everything closes. If I hightlight on a file and hit the delete key, everything closes. I have to drag any file to the trash can, but I can not use the "empty trash can" command either. I have to highlight any files in the trash can and click delete.
Also if I highligt a file and hit the delete key...everything closes. How can I get these functions back?

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See if this helps
by roddy32 / March 18, 2005 4:14 AM PST
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by Crackmaster / March 18, 2005 4:40 AM PST
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If any programs were installed recently, uninstall them. May have to sfc /scannow or do a repair install.
Try these links if they fit your problem:
Temporary Decline in Performance Occurs When You Right-Click a File or Folder in Windows Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819101
A Program Stops Performing a Task or Explorer.exe Uses 100 Percent of the CPU When You Right-Click an Item in Windows Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819946
Csrss.exe uses 100% of the CPU When you Right-Click an item in Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555021

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