Solved Dell Desktop Right-Click Syndrome

May 11, 2011 at 13:58:27
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition, Intel Pentium 4 With 4 Gigabytes RAM
Hello All,

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 with Windows XP Home SP3. Everything works properly except for the right-click, and a few other things.So if I go into any hard drive, say click on a word document, and right-click it, it takes about 5-10 seconds with the loading mouse symbol for the computer to load the menu. Same happens with other file types, folders, etc. If I just right-click the white space in windows explorer, then the menu loads pretty much instantly. The long wait also happens when I cut or copy something, but doesn't when I paste. I have run the "Clipbrd" command and the clipboard is empty. Any ideas?


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#1
May 11, 2011 at 21:03:29
Clipboard is not shown in this, but this is easy to do and try ----
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...
Several dialog boxes are blank

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#2
May 12, 2011 at 06:41:38
That worked with the clipboard and the Windows Explorer, but it still has the problem when I right-click on my desktop. Thanks for getting me this far Chuck 2.

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#3
May 12, 2011 at 08:08:18
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RMT2, Take your time and follow the instructions under "Method 2 - Using ShellExView to determine the Context-menu causing the problem / Effective usage of ShellExView to resolve right-click problems" at the link below.

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowright...

Tufenuf


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#4
May 13, 2011 at 15:39:35
Thanks, that solved the problem. A driver for my motherboard video card was causing the problem (I have an AGP installed). Thanks for the help all!

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#5
May 13, 2011 at 18:55:48
RMT2, Glad to see that the problem is corrected and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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