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whenever I use the right mouse button on my desktop, the cursor will change to an hourglass and never turn back. I can right-click on everything else and make it work, but not the desktop. The way i get it to work again is by ending explorer.exe and restarting it. It randomly started happening so I don't know how to fix it.
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start > run
regedit
<enter>

navigate to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

what subfolders do you see?
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i tried using regedit.....but that never got modified, considering at the time it happened the only account logged on was a non-administrator
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that's not what I asked

I asked what do you see in that key
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shell~find~command, ddeexec
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he has all the keys and subfolders for the shell folder....they're the same as mine exactly...and mine works...everything looks standard.
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I need some help with this soon...my friend is waiting
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please export

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory

zip it and attach
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scratch that---this is getting all too common the last week.....

did all this begin after a visit to windows update?

kb908531 is causing all kinds of weird issues for people with HP software and older nvidia drivers....check add/remove control panel and check SHOW UPDATES at the top...is kb908531 present? Uninstall it and see if that helps.
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ty, man....ill try
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