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    Verrry slow right-clicking in Windows

    A few weeks back I had a system crash (Windows ME) while accessing the Norton Protected Recycle Bin (not sure if that is relevant but it's the nearest I can come to when the problem began). After that any rightclicking in Windows Explorer (or Powerdesk file manager), or right-clicking on the Desktop, or right clicking of the Recycle Bin, or pressing "Delete" in Windows Explorer is painfully slow - up to 2-3 minutes before action is taken. During this time, the mouse won't move and the system fan comes on which implies that something processor-heavy is happening.

    Any clues? I'm wondering if a Registry entry got clobbered, or Explorer got damaged. I can't find a way to just update Explorer without reinstalling Windows ME, which I'd rather not do. This is becoming a royal pain. Any suggestions as to solutions are welcome..

    best, David

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    Re: Verrry slow right-clicking in Windows

    The crash may well have corrupted any number of critical files, hard to say which ones.
    What's the big deal in re-installing Windows ME? With ME you should be very used to doing that! I would give some serious thought to upgrading to Win XP, instead of re-installing ME. You will be much happier, I think. <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>
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    Re: Verrry slow right-clicking in Windows

    This sounds a lot like the problem we had with McAfee a while back, but worse. Anti-virus programs work very close to the system level so they can monitor file access. If there's a problem in the anti-virus program, it very well could show up when Windows needs to access the file and bring up the context menu. See if turning off (disabling) on access scanning in Norton, or disabling Norton entirely, makes any difference. If it does, try repair/reinstall for Norton. Then if that doesn't work, you may need to repair/reinstall ME.

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