Right Click Doesn't Work

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Sealevelram

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I have a Dell running XP.
Recently had a problem and had to reinstall XP. Now the right button on my mouse will not work correctly.
When I right click on a folder, it tries to install some program (it varies), and then gives an error notice, and then closes the window.
So I can't use the right button at all.
Any answers will be appreciated.
Thanks.
 
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Open the Control Panel (Start>Run Type control and OK). Now double click Mouse which will open the Mouse Properties window. Click the Buttons tab and set the right button to "Secondary".
 

Sealevelram

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Open the Control Panel (Start>Run Type control and OK). Now double click Mouse which will open the Mouse Properties window. Click the Buttons tab and set the right button to "Secondary".
I tried this first. Didn't change anything.
The right click works on most things. But when i right click on some folders (the first ones in a window) it eventually gives the message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and has to close. Do you want to send a message to MS, etc.,etc.". Then the window closes.
I have used a different mouse. No change. Changed folder options. No change.
 
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