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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Help Needed, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. Help Needed

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    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?

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    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
     
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    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?

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    Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
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    Little help :eek:
     
  7. 1101doc

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    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?
     
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    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 :confused:
    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.

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  9. 1101doc

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    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
     
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