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Right click lag-time

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Aixtase, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. Aixtase

    Aixtase Thread Starter

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    Hey all,

    I've been running my windows XP for a couple of years on a regular basis installing programs, removing them etc.
    I've come to notice that when I right click a file (video, song, word document etc.) the menu takes a very long time to come up (can go from 5 to 25 seconds). The same case goes for deleting a file. When I press the DEL key, the yes/no message takes ages to appear.
    What is causing this?
    Is there a tweak to change the pop-up speed like for the programs when I hit the start button?
    Is there a program that can clear useless clutter efficiently to avoid these sort of lags?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ed
     
  2. TravisXP

    TravisXP Banned

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    idk try useing cleaning systems.. i prefer ccleaner it might help with alot of things http://www.cleaner.com And if u want a free 1 year subscription to Windows live onecare just email me

    Thanks!

    TravisXP
     
  3. Aixtase

    Aixtase Thread Starter

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    Fixed! Had to remove a few registry keys:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    Deleted the keys one by one until I foud the culprit: move on boot and winrar were slowing it down!

    Thanks anyway for your advice!
     
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