View Full Version : Right Click on Desktop Hangs

13-06-2006, 11:38 AM
XP Home
2.8 P4
1 Gig ram

This machine runs well except that if I right click on the desktop all that happens is that the pointer turns to an hourglass and hangs there. I then have to close down using Ctrl Alt Del and reboot.

Right clicking within any program or on a desktop shortcut icon works perfectly normaly in all respects. The hangup only occurs if I right click on an unoccupied portion of the desktop (It should come up with the menu headed with "Arrange Icons by").

I have only recently noticed this behaviour and have scanned for viruses, run spysweeper, Ccleaner and Registry mechanic without finding anything untoward. I have spent some time with google but it has not helped me.

I would appreciate any pointers or advice as to what to do next.

13-06-2006, 12:50 PM

13-06-2006, 01:44 PM
Thanks Rob looks like I may find the answer there. I shall have time to sort it tonight.