Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Windows XP Windows XP
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

right click error


(!)

Help Needed's Avatar
Help Needed Help Needed is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 6 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Experience: Beginner
02-Mar-2007, 04:00 PM #1
Unhappy right click error
Hi,

I'm having an issue in XP where if I try to copy something from one folder to another (in My Computer for example) by right clicking it comes up with an error message and closes my computer. How do I stop this from happening?

Cheers
Help Needed's Avatar
Help Needed Help Needed is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 6 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Experience: Beginner
02-Mar-2007, 04:11 PM #2
amendment
Please note when I say it closes my computer I mean it close the My Computer folders I had open, not shuts down the computer itself
Joanyoung's Avatar
Member with 1,122 posts.
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Scotland
Experience: joan
02-Mar-2007, 04:45 PM #3
right click
Help Needed's Avatar
Help Needed Help Needed is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 6 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Experience: Beginner
02-Mar-2007, 06:04 PM #4
didn't work
Thanks Joan,

Unfortunately I tried going through and disabling all the context ones like it said but none of them had any effect. One thing I did notice is that the right click problem only seems to happen in certain folders, other ones have no problem. Any other suggestions?

Cheers
Help Needed's Avatar
Help Needed Help Needed is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 6 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Experience: Beginner
02-Mar-2007, 08:44 PM #5
Unhappy more help needed
Anyone have any other suggestions?
Help Needed's Avatar
Help Needed Help Needed is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 6 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Experience: Beginner
03-Mar-2007, 03:29 AM #6
Red face anyone at all?
Little help
1101doc's Avatar
1101doc 1101doc is offline
Computer Specs
Senior Member with 475 posts.
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SA/TX
Experience: Intermediate
03-Mar-2007, 04:16 AM #7
Can you copy the files by a left click to highlight and then the "Copy selected file" menu item at the left of the folder? Does the problem manifest in any other account? Do you have any 3rd party context menu add-ons?
Help Needed's Avatar
Help Needed Help Needed is offline
Computer Specs
Junior Member with 6 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Experience: Beginner
03-Mar-2007, 05:27 PM #8
reply
Thanks for the reply 1101doc, as soon as I click on the file I want to move (or copy) whether it's right-clicking or a left click it comes up with the error message. The same thing happens in some other folders but then in other ones with similar files in a similar location it works fine.
I have no idea what a 3rd party context menu add-on is so can't answer that question
I followed Joanyoung's earlier advice by getting ShellExView and going through and disbaling the Context Menu files one by one and trying again as I went but none of them seemed to make any difference so I still have no idea what to do.
It's not a major problem, it's just very annoying.

Cheers
1101doc's Avatar
1101doc 1101doc is offline
Computer Specs
Senior Member with 475 posts.
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SA/TX
Experience: Intermediate
04-Mar-2007, 04:51 AM #9
Sometimes because of cosmic rays, moon shadows, and/or poltergeists, user accounts become corrupted. Sometimes major, sometimes minor. Your annoyance would be enough for me to at least investigate another account. If necessary, you can create one in User Accounts of the Control Panel. If everything works right there, I would move.The Microsoft article explains how to switch without bringing along your problem. Then, after moving, the old account can be deleted. Usually best to wait a few days to a week to be sure that you're not missing any data.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2