Deskhtmlext help

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June 24, 2009 at 17:55:43
Specs: Windows XP, cpu speed: 1.4 ghz and RAM is 1.5 gigs
My display properties won't work and a guy said to make sure i have deskhtmlext. I didn't, so i made a key named deskhtmlext in the proper location but i need to know what the default string's value is. I know it is different for everyone but is there a way to find out the value without reinstalling windows?



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#1
June 24, 2009 at 18:19:33
My display properties won't work in WHAT way? You need to explain what is not working. The DeskHtmlExt registry key I knew exists in Win 98SE & Win Me and it had something to do with the the Display properties Web Tab.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
June 24, 2009 at 18:24:35
it doesn't work in a way that when click properties when i right click on the desktop or when i click display in the control panel, it doesn't do anything, no error message, no nothing. I have desk.cpl just incase if you were about to ask.

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#3
June 24, 2009 at 19:43:06
I believe THIS is what guy told you to make sure you have DeskHtmlExt. The trouble is it is only for Win 98SE.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
June 24, 2009 at 20:00:16
i followed the instructions but to not avail, because there is no other key in propertysheethandlers except pluspack cpl extension. And i have windows xp

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#5
June 25, 2009 at 05:44:42
Of course that's because DeskHtmlExt registry key applies only to Windows 98SE & Windows Me.

First, ignore what the "guy" told you to do (he's probably a devotee of Window 98).

Second, in Windows XP, whenever you right-click Desktop and then click Properties and nothing happens, the problem usually is caused by corrupted shell extension handler. Follow the instruction given HERE to correct it.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#6
June 25, 2009 at 12:16:27
I tried doing what you asked me to do but it didn't really do anything. I'm not sure if i was doing incorrectly though.

If you could, could you simplify the directions in the website you directed me to. Thanks for helping me anyway. :)


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#7
June 25, 2009 at 12:37:21
Unless you want to get strangled up with registries (not recommended) then go for method 2.

The first step is to download the program ShellExView, install it and run it. After a wait it will list all the shell extensions. It is then a matter of disabling the non-microsft ones, one at a time until you find the one that is causing the problem.

We can help further but you need to get the program onboard and running first.

some other bloke...


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#8
June 25, 2009 at 13:16:46
i downloaded shellexview and this is all of my context menu handlers:

GraphicsShellExt Class
Microsoft New Object Service
Briefcase
Offline Files Menu
Open With Context Menu Handler
Encryption Context Menu
PowerISO
WinRAR
WMP Add To Playlist Launcher
WMP Play As Playlist Launcher
AlcoholShellEx
CryptPKO Class
WMP Burn Audio CD Launcher
MBAMShlExt Class
Microsoft SendTo Service
Shell extensions for sharing
Shell Image Verbs


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#9
June 25, 2009 at 16:53:25
Avoid disabling anything which is Microsoft. Most are marked (in pink I think) but not necessarily all of them, so you might need to Google to determine whether some are MS or not.

The following are definitely not MS so you could try disabling these for starters:

PowerISO
WinRAR
AlcoholShellEx
MBAMShlExt Class

Although context menu's are a good place to start, if necessary I would extend this to disabling other ShellExtensions. I assume you have the filter set to Context Menus, but you can "select all" if it proves necessary. This will of-course result in a much longer list.

Your problem might not turn out to be a Shell Extension is but it is as well to eliminate this possibility.

some other bloke...


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