Still Can't right-click Tried every fix known

Dell / Mm061...
January 2, 2010 at 07:55:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.596 GHz / 1014 MB
I cannot right click on any text to copy and paste. I can't right click on anything for that matter except the start menu and my desktop icons. Someone tried to help me with this issue and I got a temporary fix; but now I still cannot right click. I have Windows XP and I use Mozilla Firefox. About 2 months ago, I have not been able to right click for some reason. Yesterday I did a simple fix and it worked. When I turned off my laptop for the day and later back on to finish my work, I found that I cannot right click; still. This is what I did yesterday:

I clicked on this download:

I saved the file
"save as type" = All Files
I selected Desktop and saved it there
The file name was contextmenu.reg
I saved the file
I double clicked it, selected Merge
Then I restarted my computer
It didn't work the first time. The second attempt it did

The other thing I did:

I went to Start-Run-regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
Pressed OK and restarted my computer

This worked.

Now today, none of these work. I've tried them again today and they only worked for about 5 minutes, then I could not right click to copy and paste text or anything for that matter.

Can someone please help?


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January 2, 2010 at 09:52:24
Your problem may be a bad context menu handler. Take your time and try the possible solution at the link below.

"Method 2 - Using ShellExView to determine the Context-menu causing the problem"


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January 2, 2010 at 12:53:21
Do this for easy right click fix ---
Right click Start button,
then Properties,
then Customize... button,
then Advanced tab,
in the Start Menu items list, check mark
"Enable Dragging and Dropping".

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January 2, 2010 at 16:29:38
Well they can't do the above because they can't right click!
But you can access the same area by Start > Run > rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1

Member Tufenuf, above is likely correct
If it still doesn't work then you may have Malware installed
Make sure to update your installed Antivirus and run a full scan
And you can also download and run a Free Quick scan with Malwarebytes:

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January 3, 2010 at 06:55:45
An alternative to Right Click ---

At the bottom of your Keyboard, you may find a key that has a picture of a menu on it. Just highlight something, then hit that key, then you have the Right Click menu popup.

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January 5, 2010 at 18:12:08
Thank you all for your help. So far, nothing has worked so I may possibly have a virus I'm assuming. I will keep trying all of your responses anyway and maybe I may get lucky. Thanks again!

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January 5, 2010 at 18:14:28
Well other than a full updated Antivirus scan
Also run a Quick scan with Free Malwarebytes:
Note: Remove all found malwares at the end of the scan

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January 5, 2010 at 18:23:49
Excuse me..but don't you LEFT click and drag to highlight?

Then ctrl c to copy and ctrl v to paste.

Right click on an icon opens a drop down menue...

Yes? NO?

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January 5, 2010 at 19:45:29
Did you get a dropdown menu by following the response from Chuck 2?


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