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Windows XP-RIght Click Problem

by moomom1 / August 4, 2006 2:12 AM PDT

I have a Dell 8200 desktop running XP service Pack 2. The problem I have is right clicking anything that is related to explorer.exe. I can right click icons on my desk top that are webpages, but not links to files on my computer. If I open a window, I can not right click. I highlight an item and the busy hourglass spins around, then the window disappears. Can not delete items with out doing some work arounds. To delete, move or copy a file, I have to go into any program and say open file, then I can do what ever I want with it.

I have defragged, scanned for virus as well as adware and I am clean. Have even replaced the explorer.exe file. Had another tech try his darndest as well as other on-line Tech's.

I have run a program called ShellExView and it comes up with an error in the following Extension Names. Channel, Channel Menu Handler Object, and Channel Shortcut. All are Channel Definition Viewer files.( cdfview.dll) All appear to be system types. Other Channel Definition Viewer fields seem to work just fine. (they include things such as icon handler, thumbnail, info tip handler etc. Not sure what to do with the information.

I plan on getting a new computer soon, so do not want to have to reinstall Windows XP before then. Any ideas.

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by Darton Fury / August 4, 2006 2:27 AM PDT

replacing these .dll files by running system file checker. From command prompt type, sfc /scannow. You will need your XP CD to copy the files from.

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Re: Windows XP-RIght Click Problem
by Tufenuf / August 4, 2006 2:39 AM PDT

moomom1, "I have run a program called ShellExView and it comes up with an error in the following Extension Names. Channel, Channel Menu Handler Object, and Channel Shortcut. All are Channel Definition Viewer files.( cdfview.dll)".

Have you tried disabling those items in ShellExView to see if it corrects the right click problem?

Tufenuf

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Windows XP-Right Click Problem
by moomom1 / August 4, 2006 5:36 AM PDT

Yes, I disabled the three items that had a red star indicating a problem with them. It actually made it worse. So, went back and enabled them. Thanks for the try.

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