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18-Jul-2008, 04:58 AM #1
Solved: Right Click Menu is Obscenely Slow
For some reason whenever I right click a first time after I start windows or have been doing something else it is sooooo slow (ie 10-20 seconds for menu to pop up) and the same goes for opening up some other menus. Does anyone know what could be causing this and how I could fix this? Thanks

PS running Windows Defender and Symantec Antivirus which I assume might be causing the issues if you know how to adjust it to better my performance that would be awesome.
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18-Jul-2008, 05:09 AM #2
I'd assume some other process or application is using a most of your resources.
Start with Task Manager and see if you can identify the culprit.
How much memory do you have, and how much free HD space?
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18-Jul-2008, 05:17 AM #3
currently 2 gigs RAM and 180 gigs of HDD space open.

Usually the highest mem usage processes are:

firefox (yay memory leaks)
RTVscan.exe
explorer.exe
svchost.exe
ehrecvr.exe

in that order, although firefox isn't present at windows startup.
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18-Jul-2008, 06:10 AM #4
RTV and ehrecvr are both Symantec processes, and I am not a fan.
Turn it off or uninstall it and see if you don't get an improvement.
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18-Jul-2008, 06:16 AM #5
Any recommendations on an antivirus / security suite to use in its place?
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18-Jul-2008, 06:55 AM #6
I use AVG Free, but Avast is OK too.
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18-Jul-2008, 08:13 AM #7
enronian, The problem may be caused by a bad context menu handler. Follow the instructions under "Method 2 - Using ShellExView to determine the Context-menu causing the problem" at the link below.

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

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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18-Jul-2008, 01:52 PM #8
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enronian, The problem may be caused by a bad context menu handler. Follow the instructions under "Method 2 - Using ShellExView to determine the Context-menu causing the problem" at the link below.

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

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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Thanks much, that shellxview program helped out speeds a ton
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Thanks much, that shellxview program helped out speeds a ton
enronian, Glad to see that it helped & Thanks for posting back to let us know.

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