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Can't Right Click on Desktop


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idtaminger

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Ever since a while ago, I've lost the ability to right click on my Desktop. Every time I do, my Windows Explorer shuts down, and the entire screen clears before everything is loaded back up again. This prevents me from easily bring up Display, making new Folders, etc. Does anyone know what might be causing this problem? Input would be much appreciated.
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idtaminger

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Well? Someone? Anyone?
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francosax

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Hi,
view post of alainb1 I have just funded a solution...

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Shaun O'Malley

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I recently re-formatted a disc, installed Win ME and then upgraded it to Windows XP Home (Upgrade) and found the same problem with a right-click anywhere on the desktop.
First Dr Watson was intervening saying something was wrong. I closed these windows but then an hourglass would sit on the screen looking at me.
Only way to fix this was to kill the DRWTSN.EXE process a couple of times.
Another right-click would then start the cycle again.
I disabled DRWTSN32.exe
in the registry. Then I found the right click on the desktop caused an error in explorer.exe - something about error writing to a memory location - in other words this was the error that Dr Watson was detecting. But by itself this didn't really help me.

Eventually I thought about the graphics driver.
Before installing Win XP, I had installed the Nvidia graphics driver for Win ME and all
was well. After the Win XP upgrade the screen looked fine. But I realised that I may have to install the specific driver for WinXP/2000. I did this, and, what do you know,
the right-click problem went away.

Just my $.2 worth.
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lazerviking

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I had a problem like this. I accidently unchecked the Show Desktop Icons but thought I could just right click and solve it easily. But I couldn't right click. This was shortly after my computer was infected with some viruses so I thought that was the problem. But after a while I solved it and this is how...
First go here
http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to 72 and click it
Open it and it will say it disabled the desktop. If you look the desktop should be white with a restore desktop button. If not enable it and see. I think I had to disable, enable then disable again. But when it is on the white screen I could right click and check the Show Desktop Icons again and there they were.
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