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Right Click of Doom

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    Right Click of Doom

    I recently obtained a new Notebook running Windows 8. This has made me very happy, since my old Desktop PC was a junker; Had to run with extremely poor performance, and in constant fear of a dead HDD, due to problems with remapped sectors. So getting a new Notebook was, for me, a breath of fresh air.

    I'd have preferred to run Windows 7, but Windows 8 has thus far proved to be more than manageable.

    However, I now have a giant problem.

    After clearing off some of the bloatware from my computer, I'm now having troubles with Explorer. Whenever I right click on a file, Explorer freezes up completely, and I have to restart it, along with the Taskbar. The same thing also happens when I click the 'Share' tab at the top.

    Even more unusual, there's no problem with this if I drag the file to the Desktop and work with it from there.

    However, often I find myself crashing explorer out of sheer force of habit.

    In reaction to this, I am currently running an sfc /scannow, to see if any system files have been damaged, but I am still left clueless as to why this would occur, or how to get Explorer back to its proper functionality.

    EDIT: Windows has found no problems with system files.

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    Hi MysteryPatron, welcome to the forums, you could try a system restore:System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro

    Dude, check your drivers in particular Intel chips, I do not recall exactly but there was a bug in earlier release, you need to have this , anyway just check it out as I spent time on this issue and got it resolved .
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