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Windows 7: Right-click on desktop takes forever


24 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Right-click on desktop takes forever

Hi everyone, I'm a new guy here. Let's just get to the point.

When I right-click on the desktop it takes forever just to load the right-click menu. The desktop freezes but other applications works fine (i.e. WLM, Chrome). I tried Googling but can't find what I wanted.
I found a similar problem, but it was from 2009 involving NVIDIA graphic driver problem. --> This.
On a side note, my NVIDIA Control Panel also can't execute. Does this have any connection with my problem? I last updated the drivers with this.

Please do tell me if I need to provide another information regarding this. Thanks.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Intel i5, NVIDA GeForce GT230M, 4GB RAM.

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24 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

How long has this been happening?

And could you please perform a Clean boot

Note   Note
This may take some time


See How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista For More Information

If that doesn't work then please Try in Safe mode

See Safe Mode For More Information

Also Please fill In your System Specs fully!

Use Speccy if you do not know

See Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Many Thanks for your Co-Operation,
Josh
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24 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Josh, I updated my system specs.
Regarding the slow right-click, I just found it a few hours ago. I also found out that I can't open my NVIDIA Control Panel because it's missing from the right-click menu.
And I forgot to mention that my system is also taking too long just to boot Windows and when logging in.

I'll do the clean boot when I have the time; them parents.
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24 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Okay Do not worry Just Report back with your results when ever you can
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24 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Do you have a drive mapping to a drive that is no longer valid ? IE an external drive or another drive on your network ? Phantom drives area killer. If you do have a mapping to something that isnt there disconnect it.
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24 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlomheim View Post
Do you have a drive mapping to a drive that is no longer valid ? IE an external drive or another drive on your network ? Phantom drives area killer. If you do have a mapping to something that isnt there disconnect it.
I don't quite get what you mean, but when I go to system restore I see one drive labeled: "C: (Missing)". I think this is due to my Windows crashed on November last year, assumption: bad sector in a folder. It repairs itself (not through System Repair) so I don't know what exactly happened. I didn't change any hardware since then, and my external HDD is always unplugged when not in use.
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24 Feb 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Alvin93,
You said your PC crashed in Nov.10. What did you do to recover from the crash? Repair re-install, any system restore or a clean re-install of the OS? Kindly download crystal disk info from : http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en
Kindly post the results!
Regards,
Sreedhav
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24 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Dear Alvin93,
You said your PC crashed in Nov.10. What did you do to recover from the crash? Repair re-install, any system restore or a clean re-install of the OS? Kindly download crystal disk info from : Crystal Dew World
Kindly post the results!
Regards,
Sreedhav
Hi sreedhav,
after the crash I planned to backup my files and recover what's left, so I plugged out the HDD and moved some of its contents to an external HDD. But then, I saw that the HDD is reading and writing well, no defragmentations and Error-checking returned no errors, so I plugged it back and just like that my Windows 7 was up and running again.

CrystalDisk results (am I doing this right?):
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CrystalDiskInfo 3.10.0 (C) 2008-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition [6.1 Build 7600] (x86)
Date : 2011/02/24 22:04:23

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
+ Intel(R) PCHM SATA AHCI Controller 6 Port [ATA]
- WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0RT0
- hp DVD RW AD-7586H
+ Virtual CloneDrive [SCSI]
- ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(1) WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0RT0 : 640.1 GB [0-0-0, pd1]

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0RT0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Model : WDC WD6400BEVT-60A0RT0
Firmware : 01.01A01
Serial Number : WD-WXA0AC9L7227
Disk Size : 640.1 GB (8.4/137.4/640.1)
Buffer Size : 8192 KB
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 1250263728
Rotation Rate : 5400 RPM
Interface : Serial ATA
Major Version : ATA8-ACS
Minor Version : ----
Transfer Mode : SATA/300
Power On Hours : 5490 hours
Power On Count : 517 count
Temparature : 46 C (114 F)
Health Status : Caution
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 0060h [ON]
AAM Level : ----

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 194 194 _51 000000012C4B Read Error Rate
03 187 152 _21 000000000672 Spin-Up Time
04 _99 _99 __0 000000000455 Start/Stop Count
05 200 200 140 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
07 200 200 _51 000000000000 Seek Error Rate
09 _93 _93 __0 000000001572 Power-On Hours
0A 100 100 _51 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0B 100 100 __0 000000000000 Recalibration Retries
0C 100 100 __0 000000000205 Power Cycle Count
B7 100 100 __0 000000000000 Unknown
BB __1 __1 __0 00000001FFFF Reported Uncorrectable Errors
BC __1 __1 __0 00330070B988 Command Timeout
BE _54 _47 _40 00002F26002E Airflow Temperature
BF __1 __1 __0 00000000024D G-Sense Error Rate
C0 200 200 __0 00000000007B Power-off Retract Count
C1 102 102 __0 00000004824F Load/Unload Cycle Count
C2 101 _94 __0 00000000002E Temperature
C4 200 200 __0 000000000000 Reallocation Event Count
C5 196 196 __0 0000000001E9 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 253 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 200 __0 000000000001 UltraDMA CRC Error Count
C8 100 253 _51 000000000000 Write Error Rate

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
+0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +A +B +C +D +E +F
000: 42 7A 3F FF C8 37 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 3F 00 00
010: 00 00 00 00 20 20 20 20 20 57 44 2D 57 58 41 30
020: 41 43 39 4C 37 32 32 37 00 00 40 00 00 32 30 31
030: 2E 30 31 41 30 31 57 44 43 20 57 44 36 34 30 30
040: 42 45 56 54 2D 36 30 41 30 52 54 30 20 20 20 20
050: 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 80 10
060: 00 00 2F 00 40 01 00 00 00 00 00 07 3F FF 00 10
070: 00 3F FC 10 00 FB 01 10 FF FF 0F FF 00 00 00 07
080: 00 03 00 78 00 78 00 78 00 78 00 00 00 00 00 00
090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1F 0D 06 00 00 00 4C 00 40
0A0: 01 FE 00 00 70 6B 7C 09 61 23 70 69 BC 09 61 23
0B0: 20 3F 00 4F 00 4F 00 60 FF FE 00 00 00 00 00 00
0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 82 B0 4A 85 00 00 00 00
0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 50 01 4E E0 01 F9 26 42
0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 1C
0F0: 40 1C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
100: 00 29 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 16 D3 00 00 00 00
110: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00
120: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
130: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
140: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
150: 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
160: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
170: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
180: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
190: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 70 3F 00 00
1A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1B0: 00 00 15 18 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 1E 00 00
1C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1D0: 00 00 00 00 00 01 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
1F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 71 A5
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24 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Do you have two drives that are listed as the C drive ??? the missing one and one that just says C ? Not to sound like a broken record have you ran a spyware scan recently ? It's one of the most important things you can do.
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24 Feb 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alvin93 View Post
I don't quite get what you mean, but when I go to system restore I see one drive labeled: "C: (Missing)". I think this is due to my Windows crashed on November last year, assumption: bad sector in a folder. It repairs itself (not through System Repair) so I don't know what exactly happened. I didn't change any hardware since then, and my external HDD is always unplugged when not in use.
This needs to be corrected. Go to System Protection, highlight C(Missing) listing, click Configure and turn it off.

This will force the correct recovered C drive to reappear in list so you can turn it on, Configure up to 20% HD space for longer lasting restore points.

Install Malwarebytes, update it, run a Full Scan.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Check also the number of startup programs you have starting up. I only allow AV and gadgets as others are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and startup time. You dont' need NVidia control panel unless you are overclocking, or audio software starting up unless you're running a theater. Startup Programs - Change

Other troubleshooting tips to get Windows 7's native feather-light instantaneous performance
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