Right click send to freeze Windows XP

Toshiba / Satellite a105
September 26, 2010 at 20:36:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.596 GHz / 446 MB
When I right click on a file and the drop down menu appears, I move my cursor to select what action I want. If I slide the cursor over send to, the cursor freezes on "send to" for several seconds. It's very annoying. I have performed system restore for other issues in the past and it has no impact on this problem. I have included a link to a now closed thread where another individual had the same problem here


Any help will be greatly appreciated.

thank you.

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September 26, 2010 at 23:44:42
bamashooter, I'm a little confused about your problem. Does it:
1. hang for a while and then continue?
2. Freeze totally so the only relief is some sort of drastic action like a restart?
I'm assuming it's #1 and that usually is a memory issue. Your total's sorta borderline. In my experience, XP likes at least 500. Take a look at what you have running in the background and see if there's anything you can edit. If that all seems necessary, add more memory? A momentary 'hang up' is usually just buffering. Think of it as Windows 'clearing it's head'. Aggravating, but usually not too serious a problem.
Ed in Texas.

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September 27, 2010 at 04:56:32
Thanks for your reply Ed. No, it's temporary aggravation which requires no action other than waiting for several seconds. I know how to check for what's running in the background via "cntrl/alt/delete" though I haven't a clue as to what's necessary and what isn't. I just assumed it all was or it wouldn't be running. Thanks again.

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September 27, 2010 at 08:03:59
bamashooter, Take your time and try Method 2 at the link below.

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers


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September 27, 2010 at 12:47:36
Hi there Tufenuf. Just finished using ShellExView. Did not remedy the problem. I have found an online reference which implies this was a common issue with XP and was evidently successfully addressed with later operating systems. Not a big deal; just an annoyance. I can sidestep the problem by approaching the task I need in the dropdown window from the side rather than working my way up or down within the window. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply and attaching the link.

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