Windows Explorer problem.


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Rick

In Windows Explorer If I right click on anything in the left hand pane then
the screen just goes white and the program stops working, although left hand
clicking is okay, this was one of the reasons why I abandoned Vista and now
it's happening in Windows 7, any clues please?
 
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Kenny Cargill

See my post on the 19th titled "Explorer problem fixed but how?" for exactly
the same thing.

Kenny Cargill

"Rick" wrote in message
In Windows Explorer If I right click on anything in the left hand pane then
the screen just goes white and the program stops working, although left hand
clicking is okay, this was one of the reasons why I abandoned Vista and now
it's happening in Windows 7, any clues please?
 
P

Paul

Rick said:
In Windows Explorer If I right click on anything in the left hand pane
then the screen just goes white and the program stops working, although
left hand clicking is okay, this was one of the reasons why I abandoned
Vista and now it's happening in Windows 7, any clues please?
That question came up a day or two ago, or at least
I saw a reference to an Nvidia shell extension that has the
ability to freeze things. You don't need the Nvidia shell extension,
so it can be disabled without harm.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1419779

( http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?224000-New-Nvidia-185.85-WHQL-drivers-released...&s=&p=3779134#post3779134 )

( maybe originally from here: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=3126725 )

"HeavyHemi posting:

Navigate to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex

Delete: NvCplDesktopContext key and all is good"

If that isn't it, you'll need to review what Shell Extensions are in
there, and identify the culprit. It could be some useful little
program you've installed. For example, 7ZIP installs a context
menu item, so it could be using one of those as well. Maybe a
"Take Ownership" is installed that way as well. Have a look and
see what's hiding in there. The Nvidia one is the only one I know
of that freezes stuff.

Paul
 
K

Kenny Cargill

That post was mine. Solved by using ShellExView from here:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
disabling non MS items one at a time till problem fixed. It was an Nvidia
file causing it and it seems others with Nvidia graphics had same problem.

"Paul" wrote in message
In Windows Explorer If I right click on anything in the left hand pane
then the screen just goes white and the program stops working, although
left hand clicking is okay, this was one of the reasons why I abandoned
Vista and now it's happening in Windows 7, any clues please?
That question came up a day or two ago, or at least
I saw a reference to an Nvidia shell extension that has the
ability to freeze things. You don't need the Nvidia shell extension,
so it can be disabled without harm.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1419779

(
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?224000-New-Nvidia-185.85-WHQL-drivers-released...&s=&p=3779134#post3779134
)

( maybe originally from here:
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=3126725 )

"HeavyHemi posting:

Navigate to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex

Delete: NvCplDesktopContext key and all is good"

If that isn't it, you'll need to review what Shell Extensions are in
there, and identify the culprit. It could be some useful little
program you've installed. For example, 7ZIP installs a context
menu item, so it could be using one of those as well. Maybe a
"Take Ownership" is installed that way as well. Have a look and
see what's hiding in there. The Nvidia one is the only one I know
of that freezes stuff.

Paul
 
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Rick

Rick said:
In Windows Explorer If I right click on anything in the left hand pane
then the screen just goes white and the program stops working, although
left hand clicking is okay, this was one of the reasons why I abandoned
Vista and now it's happening in Windows 7, any clues please?

Thank you both for your prompt responses and yes I do I have an Nvidia card,
7 Zip and "Take Ownership" all installed on my computer, so it seems that I
now have some positive clues of where to look for the problem and I'll
report back on the outcome, I must have missed the previous thread, even
though I did a quick check through the list before posting my query.
 

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