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Can't right click on any icons without freezing up

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Can't right click on any icons without freezing up


    So I have limited experience in computers. I recently had to download some images for a class and after I did so I noticed that I could no longer right click on any icons or folders without my mouse pointer turning into an hour glass, then my screen going black and restarting. I've heard somewhere that this could mean an improperly coded file or something but I'm looking at someone who can give me simple, step by step instructions on how to fix this as I don't think it's something I should go messing around with blind.

    I've done virus and mal-ware scans and everything came back in the clear. I'm running windows 8 or 8.1 also.

    Extra kudos to those who put up with my questions and help me!

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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello and welcome to eightforums,done have an answer yet ,but a question ,care to share where you downloaded the images from and maybe what program you use to open them
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    The program i used was just the typical photo viewer and paint. I dont have my computer on me at the moment but they were just nutrition charts from google images. One came in an email that i had to save though.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I think if there's a problem it might have come from the downloaded email image as i could right click before that one, sorry two downloaded.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    yeah,that sounds suspicious ,getting images in and email , if it were mine I would run my virus scan and run malwarebytes , you can get a free version of malwarebytes from there website ,if you do make sure to say no the free trial of the pro version when installing the free version ,its a great program .to make sure you get it from the right site ,its malwarebytes.org
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I love the program! Haha I'm going to run another few scans on it later today, but so far its all been coming back okay. It's really odd... And frustrating lol but hey at least It's not as bad my Vista was lol
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    good luck
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just for the heck of it,download this batch file & right click it, then Properties & Unblock it & right click it & choose Run as administrator.
    It might take 3 hours to finish.
    You can let it run in the background.
    I suggest not watching videos while it is running.

    dism.bat
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