Right Click in Start/All Programs Open/Explore



irandolph
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options no
longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now. Checked all
the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner fix. Used
Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is causing
it
--
|8}o

Randy

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
Hi irandolph.

In all the cases that I've seen, it's a shell extension blocking the
function. See if disabling ALL the items helps:

3rd party Context Menu Handlers
3rd party Property sheet Handlers
3rd party Icon Handlers

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


"irandolph" <irandolph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:69E4A8CB-67E2-4929-A631-4E39D5B79BDD@microsoft.com...
> When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options no
> longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now. Checked
> all
> the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner fix.
> Used
> Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is
> causing
> it
> --
> |8}o
>
> Randy
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
*See if disabling ALL of the following items helps:

3rd party Context Menu Handlers
3rd party Property sheet Handlers
3rd party Icon Handlers

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OfasnRYeFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi irandolph.
>
> In all the cases that I've seen, it's a shell extension blocking the
> function. See if disabling ALL the items helps:
>
> 3rd party Context Menu Handlers
> 3rd party Property sheet Handlers
> 3rd party Icon Handlers
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
>
> "irandolph" <irandolph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:69E4A8CB-67E2-4929-A631-4E39D5B79BDD@microsoft.com...
>> When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options no
>> longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now. Checked
>> all
>> the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner fix.
>> Used
>> Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is
>> causing
>> it
>> --
>> |8}o
>>
>> Randy
>>
>

Will
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
Is it consistent... What happens when you right click Start in the task bar,
or
My Computer on desktop? Have you tried Classic Start Menu?


"irandolph" wrote:

> When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options no
> longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now. Checked all
> the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner fix. Used
> Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is causing
> it
> --
> |8}o
>
> Randy
>

irandolph
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
Thanks, Ramesh.

Previously, the only third party Content Menu Handler I didn't disable was
from Xdrive. I have had their software for a long time and didn't think they
were the cause. It probably got corrupted.

I appreciate you taking time to help us poor computer users get through
their problems.

--
|8}o

Randy


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> *See if disabling ALL of the following items helps:
>
> 3rd party Context Menu Handlers
> 3rd party Property sheet Handlers
> 3rd party Icon Handlers
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OfasnRYeFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Hi irandolph.
> >
> > In all the cases that I've seen, it's a shell extension blocking the
> > function. See if disabling ALL the items helps:
> >
> > 3rd party Context Menu Handlers
> > 3rd party Property sheet Handlers
> > 3rd party Icon Handlers
> >
> > --
> > Ramesh, MS-MVP
> > Windows Shell/User
> >
> > Windows XP Troubleshooting
> > http://www.winhelponline.com
> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >
> > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
> >
> >
> > "irandolph" <irandolph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:69E4A8CB-67E2-4929-A631-4E39D5B79BDD@microsoft.com...
> >> When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options no
> >> longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now. Checked
> >> all
> >> the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner fix.
> >> Used
> >> Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is
> >> causing
> >> it
> >> --
> >> |8}o
> >>
> >> Randy
> >>
> >
>
>

irandolph
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
Thanks, Will.

Ramesh was able to help me.
--
|8}o


"Will" wrote:

> Is it consistent... What happens when you right click Start in the task bar,
> or
> My Computer on desktop? Have you tried Classic Start Menu?
>
>
> "irandolph" wrote:
>
> > When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options no
> > longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now. Checked all
> > the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner fix. Used
> > Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is causing
> > it
> > --
> > |8}o
> >
> > Randy
> >

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:32 AM
Very welcome Randy. Thanks for posting back.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


"irandolph" <irandolph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3A0BD3A2-22B1-4FC5-9E2E-77C84F1093C5@microsoft.com...
> Thanks, Ramesh.
>
> Previously, the only third party Content Menu Handler I didn't disable was
> from Xdrive. I have had their software for a long time and didn't think
> they
> were the cause. It probably got corrupted.
>
> I appreciate you taking time to help us poor computer users get through
> their problems.
>
> --
> |8}o
>
> Randy
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> *See if disabling ALL of the following items helps:
>>
>> 3rd party Context Menu Handlers
>> 3rd party Property sheet Handlers
>> 3rd party Icon Handlers
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:OfasnRYeFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > Hi irandolph.
>> >
>> > In all the cases that I've seen, it's a shell extension blocking the
>> > function. See if disabling ALL the items helps:
>> >
>> > 3rd party Context Menu Handlers
>> > 3rd party Property sheet Handlers
>> > 3rd party Icon Handlers
>> >
>> > --
>> > Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> > Windows Shell/User
>> >
>> > Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> > http://www.winhelponline.com
>> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >
>> > Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>> >
>> >
>> > "irandolph" <irandolph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:69E4A8CB-67E2-4929-A631-4E39D5B79BDD@microsoft.com...
>> >> When I Right Click in Start/All Programs the Open and Explore options
>> >> no
>> >> longer respond. Dragging and Dropping is enabled. I ran Scan/now.
>> >> Checked
>> >> all
>> >> the usual Registry suspects. Used ShellExView. Tried Kelly's-Korner
>> >> fix.
>> >> Used
>> >> Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting site. Yet, I cannot find what is
>> >> causing
>> >> it
>> >> --
>> >> |8}o
>> >>
>> >> Randy
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>


Right Click in Start/All Programs Open/Explore