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Windows 7: Right clicking on any application results in a windows explorer reset


04 Jan 2012   #1

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Right clicking on any application results in a windows explorer reset

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04 Jan 2012   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Sounds like the best option now is a Repair Install:
Repair Install
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04 Jan 2012   #3

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04 Jan 2012   #4

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The problem seems to be a corrupt windows system file that is being referenced when a right click is performed. Unfortunately, SFC isn't finding the corruption in order to fix it. So, there are one of two things you can do. The easiest is the Repair Install, which shouldn't cause you to lose any data. The more arduous and less worthwhile solution is to click on the drop-down arrow on the error message you get and look for the file it is reporting to be corrupted. Extract that file from your Windows disc and replace it via command line to see if that fixes it.
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04 Jan 2012   #5

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04 Jan 2012   #6

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04 Jan 2012   #7

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If you can't extract through 7-Zip directly to the System32 directly while you're in Windows, then you can do the following...

Extract the file to the root of your C:\ drive. Reboot the system and boot to the Windows installation CD. When the first screen comes up asking you to pick a language, hit Shift + F10 and a command prompt will come up. In that screen, type "copy C:\ntdll.dll C:\Windows\System32\ntdll.dll". That should copy it over. Then reboot the computer as usual.
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04 Jan 2012   #8

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04 Jan 2012   #9

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I wouldn't bother copying from another PC. I'd extract straight from the Windows disc so you know for sure it's a clean file.
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04 Jan 2012   #10

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