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[solved]Right Click Not Working in Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rwrussell, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. rwrussell

    rwrussell Thread Starter

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    I'm running XP Home (SP2) on a fairly new machine. Yesterday when I right clicked a file or folder in Windows Explorer the hourglass would run and I would finally have to End Task to get out of it. I removed the last 2 programs I recently added (Clipboard Buddy & AIM) and now when I right click a file/folder in Windows Explorer the hourglass appears for a about a minute and then the program closes and dumps me back to my desktop.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. dai

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    either turn DEP off or add explorer to the DEP box
     
  3. rwrussell

    rwrussell Thread Starter

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    What's DEP? And how do I do either of your suggestions? Thanks.
     
  4. dai

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    data execution prevention
    control panel/system/advanced/performance settings
    click on the dep tab
    and in the box add exlporer
    i have turn on for programs and services except the ones i select
     
  5. rwrussell

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    Worked like a charm. Thanks for your help!
     
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