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Sometimes when I right click on a Folder icon, everything disappears except
an open My Documents folder and my wallpaper. Obviously some conflict is
happening. Does anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks
 
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"Freddo" <homealone@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Sometimes when I right click on a Folder icon, everything disappears except
>an open My Documents folder and my wallpaper. Obviously some conflict is
>happening. Does anyone know how to fix it?

Software running in the background may cause this. See "How to
Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560) and "How to Perform a
Clean Boot in Windows XP" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310353).

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Hello Freddo,

Do you have SP2 and Divix? If so Divix is causing your problem, you can
check their site for the newest version in which I believe the problem is
fixed

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"Freddo" <homealone@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Sometimes when I right click on a Folder icon, everything disappears
> except an open My Documents folder and my wallpaper. Obviously some
> conflict is happening. Does anyone know how to fix it?
> Thanks
>
 
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Freddo,

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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Sometimes when I right click on a Folder icon, everything disappears except
an open My Documents folder and my wallpaper. Obviously some conflict is
happening. Does anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks
 
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Michael Ortega,
Thanks, yes I was using an early version of DivX. I now have DivX Pro v5.2.1
installed.Though on page -
http://support.divx.com/cgi-bin/divx.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=731
"Right-clicking files in Windows Explorer may cause Explorer to crash"
refers to Dr DivX, so it could be a while before I know for sure we have
solved the right click issue.

Thorsten Matzner,
Thanks to you too. I have made note of your reference "How to Troubleshoot
By Using the Msconfig Utility" most interesting and may be useful now or
later.

Cheers guys.