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Windows 7: 1-3 minutes waiting for right click menu on icons

17 Oct 2009   #1
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
1-3 minutes waiting for right click menu on icons

When I right click on icons, (such as mp3's, photos, games, ect.) the menu doesn't open for a few minutes. the cursor just turns to the blue loading circle. eventually it DOES open, but it should be at least 2-5 seconds! Not minutes.

How can I fix this?
Im up to date with my virus scans, and registry cleaners

hope you can help me!
thank you


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17 Oct 2009   #2
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

If you weren't quite so up-to-date with the "registry cleaners" it probably wouldn't happen

Does the symptom reproduce in safe mode (press F8 at startup time to get there)?
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17 Oct 2009   #3
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
If you weren't quite so up-to-date with the "registry cleaners" it probably wouldn't happen

Does the symptom reproduce in safe mode (press F8 at startup time to get there)?
I knew someone was gonna say that!
I've heard positive, and negative things about registry cleaners
But im pretty good about it!
I usually only delete the registry for uninstalled programs that have leftover files on my computer.


I haven't tried it in safe mode yet
the problem doesn't occur 100% of the time
it happens about 60% of the time, so its hard to determine if it works or not in safe mode
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17 Oct 2009   #4
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
I knew someone was gonna say that!
I've heard positive, and negative things about registry cleaners
But im pretty good about it!
I usually only delete the registry for uninstalled programs that have leftover files on my computer.
"Cleaning" the registry is analogous to letting your Feng Shui Consultant tell you which of the house's supporting walls should go because they impede the flow of positive energy.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tylar112 View Post
I haven't tried it in safe mode yet
the problem doesn't occur 100% of the time
it happens about 60% of the time, so its hard to determine if it works or not in safe mode
It's important to know whether the issue is reproducible in safe mode. The outcome channels subsequent troubleshooting into different directions.
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17 Oct 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What version and build of 7 do you have installed? What software have you installed? Have you installed any third party codec packs, any "tweaking" software, etc?
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17 Oct 2009   #6
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
What version and build of 7 do you have installed? What software have you installed? Have you installed any third party codec packs, any "tweaking" software, etc?
I have build 7600 ultimate
And what do you mean by third party codec packs? or tweaking?
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17 Oct 2009   #7
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Post a screenshot of the right click menu once it has opened. We could possibly pick out something shown that could be the cause.
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17 Oct 2009   #8
Kari

 

I remember back in the XP era I once found out this kind of behaviour was caused by bad handlers, i.e. some third party software had added something not so well coded to the context menu thus almost crippling it.

Just my 2 cents...

Kari
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17 Oct 2009   #9
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I remember back in the XP era I once found out this kind of behaviour was caused by bad handlers, i.e. some third party software had added something not so well coded to the context menu thus almost crippling it.

Just my 2 cents...

Kari
Absolutely. There's extra (non-default) handler code being invoked by the right-click, and for reasons of its own it's testing for the presence of something or waiting for an event to occur - and it doesn't give up until a few minutes have passed.

Programming oversight.
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18 Oct 2009   #10
tylar112

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Post a screenshot of the right click menu once it has opened. We could possibly pick out something shown that could be the cause.
Heres a screenshot of the rightclick menu

Most of the time it happens when I right click on folders, usually 95% of the time!


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