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Right Mouse button lock up windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lthagedorn, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. lthagedorn

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    Most of the time when I try to use my right mouse button ( for example, right clicking on an icon, photograph, file name) will freeze up the system and it will become un-responsive right away.

    If I am doing a word doc, I can right click for spell check and that works fine, or right click the start menu.

    I have a Dell computer running XP service pack 3 with a pent D 2.33Ghz and 1 G memory.

    I tried renaming Normal.dotm, as someone had suggested, but it made no difference.

    Any Ideas?

    Lyle
     
  2. peck1234

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    Run malwarebytes and do a full scan.

    Then defrag your HD
     
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  4. lthagedorn

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    That did not help, I ran the Malware program it came up clean, Ran the defrag and re booted but the problem was still there.

    I have not tried running the repair on the XP install disk, do you think that might help?
     
  5. Joanyoung

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    Did you have a look at the page I posted??
     
  6. lthagedorn

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    Yes, I did and have not had a chance to try that as yet, I read it over and I'm a little afraid to edit the registry. I am going to look at it tomorrow and see what it looks like, it is actually my neighbors computer. I don't want to mess his computer up any more than it is.
     
  7. lthagedorn

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    Joan,

    I ran the ShellExView program, but I'm not sure what I am looking for in the list. I should say that it sometimes locks up on left clicks as well. Like trying to attach a file in E-mail.

    I got a big report but don't quite know what I am looking for.

    What now?
     
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    Thanks for the help, I went nto the site and it explained things very well.

    I did as the site said and it turns out the the context menu for my Seagate Replica is the one that is messing with my mouse. I don't want to un-install it until I can find out from Seagate if it will erase all my data when I re-install it.

    What happens if I just leave it disabled?

    Thanks for all your help

    Lyle
     
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