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Windows Hangs on right click in Windows explorer

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Windows Hangs on right click in Windows explorer


    Every time I right click in windows explorer I get the blue circle and the file explorer doesnt respond and must be restarted. Also, right clicking on files such as a Word document will cause it to hang, but right clicking on something like Google Chrome doesnt have the same effect. I have downloaded ShellExView and disabled all Context Menu hanlders but to no avail. I even tried disabling all non-windows things in Shell but still no dice. Can anyone please help me? thank you

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  2. #2


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Try running SFC/scannow. Once it is 100% complete, restart and see if the problem persists.
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  3. #3


    Marion
    Posts : 111
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Is this a preinstalled copy of windows or a custom installation from a retail or OEM disk?

    If preinstalled or custom installed, do the SFC scan now in command prompt.

    If a preinstalled system, did this problem start right out of the box? If so it may be a bad windows installation, and you may have to do a system recovery.

    Also make sure your display drivers are up to date.

    Retail versions of Windows, you would have to use a Windows install disk to reload Windows.
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