Can't Right Click on Desktop
Posted 17 April 2005 - 07:41 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 02:26 AM
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.
Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:05 AM
First go here
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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