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Windows 7: Computer Context menu - Manage not working

30 Sep 2009   #51
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackDinn View Post
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haha, actually I had the idea right away
well glad you did. I wouldn't have ever figured the .exe was becoming corrupt ! why is it even being re-written at all ?

o well no matter , thx again.
I honestly can't answer why it becomes corrupt. The simple answer is that it shouldn't.
But eh, what are you gonna do? (Besides find a fix for it )

You're welcome. Glad I helped


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19 Oct 2009   #52
gux2k3

Windows 7
 
 
It may help

I found an app known to cause this issue and sometimes causes the device manager link in system properties not to work and that is Badaboom, it has a submenu called badaboom in the context menu, I solved my issue by just removing the entry
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31 Oct 2009   #53
HKEYLOCALUSER

XP / Windows 7
 
 

It was not working in a clean install but it was in a Vista to Windows 7 upgrade. Maybe that file is not overwritten using upgrade.
Anyway, great job on coming up with a fix. Thanks again.
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01 Nov 2009   #54
face

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

well, for what it's worth, i figured out the culprit in my situation. i was having the same problem and, furthermore, could not run windows backup. thanks to a few people on these forums hinting that it was a context-menu problem, i was able to isolate the offending program. i knew that in my case it had to be either winamp, winrar, vlc, or quicksfv. i removed them one by one and tested both manage and backup. turns out it was quicksfv that did the trick for me, in the end.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackDinn View Post
Hi,

I have just noticed an odd occurrence when i right click on Computer either on my desktop or the start menu & click Manage, it does nothing, just a timer circle for a sec and thats it. can run the Computer Management shortcut fine. I have had win 7 installed for a little while now and i know it was working fine up until yesterday.

I have seen others with the same or similar problem with running the manager from the computer context menus but the only answer iv seen is to do a repare install. There must be something better as how do i know it wont just happen again ? would any1 know what might have caused this? & if im really lucky how to fix it.

Thx All,
JackDinn.
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02 Nov 2009   #55
darkane

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just registered on these forums personally to thank you TheVines, i had this exact same problem as Jack. I was searching & searching all over the net and couldn't find a single topic about this issue until this thread popped up. You've saved me a very painful formatting process so a big thanks for that.

Cheers.
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02 Nov 2009   #56
Mastercare

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi,

I had the same problem, it started after I had installed Steganos Safe 2008. Following this install I could not right click and run "Manage" from the Computer menu on the start up screen. I uninstalled Steganos Safe 2008 and the problem was resolved. (By the way this function works OK
with Steganos Safe 2008 and Vista).
I logged onto the Steganos site and saw that they were advertising Steganos Privacy Suite 11 as Windows 7 compatible. I purchased Privacy Suite 11 and on installing it, found that the problem returned, on uninstalling this programe, right clicking on " Manage" worked OK.

On contacting Steganos the instructed me to reinstall Privacy Suite 11 and go into C:\Program Files\Steganos Privacy Suite 11 and rename the file ShellExtension.dll to ShellExtension.dllBAK, having done this, right clicking on "Manage" now works and opens Computer Management.

I feel that this is a workaround rather than a proper fix and have asked Steganos to get back to me with a "patch" or an update, I await their reply.

My version of Windows 7 is 7600.16385.x86 (full retail installed on a new hard drive), and the version of Steganos Safe 2008 is 10.1.1 (Revision 5486) and Steganos Privacy Suite 11 is version 11.0.06 (Revision 7858)

Given the above perhaps your problem is caused with a program behaving in a similar manner.

Best wishes,

Jim.

2nd Nov 2009 22:23 GMT.
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03 Nov 2009   #57
myself

Triple boot XP Pro Vista Ultimate W7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheVinesKid View Post
To get yours working again, simply take control over the corrupt one, and replace it with the compmgmtlauncher from vista. Then it will work again
Thank you very much! It worked on my machine (tripleboot XP, Vista and W7 Ultimate RTM). I googled almost the whole WWW untill I saw your post overhere! Great!!!
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07 Nov 2009   #58
bjproc

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

i have a clean install on a new HDD and i have this problem, i've not tried the fix yet, but it have been good reading.

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14 Nov 2009   #59
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HKEYLOCALUSER View Post
It was not working in a clean install but it was in a Vista to Windows 7 upgrade. Maybe that file is not overwritten using upgrade.
Anyway, great job on coming up with a fix. Thanks again.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkane View Post
I just registered on these forums personally to thank you TheVines, i had this exact same problem as Jack. I was searching & searching all over the net and couldn't find a single topic about this issue until this thread popped up. You've saved me a very painful formatting process so a big thanks for that.

Cheers.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myself View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheVinesKid View Post
To get yours working again, simply take control over the corrupt one, and replace it with the compmgmtlauncher from vista. Then it will work again
Thank you very much! It worked on my machine (tripleboot XP, Vista and W7 Ultimate RTM). I googled almost the whole WWW untill I saw your post overhere! Great!!!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjproc View Post
i have a clean install on a new HDD and i have this problem, i've not tried the fix yet, but it have been good reading.

Wow, thanks you guys
I'm very happy that I could help you all
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29 Nov 2009   #60
Tyseyh

Windows 7
 
 

hello everyone iv been reading through all the posts here and someone was right about the reg key except the one posted here didnt work for me. my problem was Right click my Computer - manage- Loading circle for a sec then goes. Thats it, nothing. I added this key that i found somewhere else an it works just fine. I wish i knew the site which i got it from.

Anyway please by all means check it make sure its not malicious or anything ( If thats even possible from a reg key ) id imagine it could be. Anyway here it is but please be warned this isnt my key, i didnt find the solution i simply found a site with the solution.

Here is it

Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated"
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