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WinXP "hangs" on selection of desktop properties

By dmustaine ·
All seems well until you "right click" on the desk top and then the PC sits and does nothing. I have to use the task manager to close the it down. When reboot process if over, I can use the start menu but it hangs when the "programs menu" is selelcted.

My next task is to use my CD and try a repair of the windows files = = my next task is "format c:" ugh ugh..

Can you help before I do any of these>>>

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by w2ktechman In reply to WinXP "hangs" on selectio ...

try replacing explorer.exe
it sounds like an OS file dealing with explorer is hanging the system.

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by pierrejamme In reply to WinXP "hangs" on selectio ...

Have you tried Run; SFC /scannow to make sure you haven't lost critical windows files?
Before formatting check out Fred Langa's article in InformationWeek "XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option" at: http://tinyurl.com/g2dth

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by pierrejamme In reply to

Check out this MS fix:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841978/en-us

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