TechSpot

toolbar randomly freezes, cannot right click on desktop icons

By earljhnson
Jan 5, 2006
  1. my computer is a piece of trash!! everytime i start windows i get an error message that says nortion anti virus does not support ..... it wont tell me want it wont support!, then aa little later my toolbar will completly freeze and i cant click on anything. on top of that everytime i right click on any icon(except the recycle bin) the screen goes to my backround the r-loads the screen. very frustrating. any help would be appriciated. Thanks alot :confused:
     
  2. jon

    jon TS Rookie

    I hav the same problem. accept my toolbar dose not freeze. but i cant run any programs that require a cd rom and whenever i right click on something it also just goes to my background and then re-loads the screen. its a pain in the *** cause i cant play any of my games. cause everytime i try to run a game it says it dosent detect the disk in CD rom.
     
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    1.The Norton problem.

    Solution : Download AVG and Zone Alarm then uninstall Norton.

    If you really want to keep Norton,there are some fixes here

    2.The right click menu freeze problem.

    Cause :This is usually caused by a faulty shell extension put in the right click
    menu.Sometimes by spyware,sometimes by Divvx or Spysweeper or photoshop or any video program.

    Solution :From - http://www.ghisler.ch/wiki/index.ph...C_causing_crash

    1.Go to Regedit

    2.Key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    In this key, all shell extensions are listed which work with all files. The * is a real star, it does not mean 'any key' here!

    3. Choose "Registry" - "export registry", so you can revert your changes later. Choose to export only the selected branch.

    4. Now delete one context menu handler after the other, and then try each time in (Windows Explorer) whether right click works again. This way you should find the defective extension.

    5. When you have found it, you need to double click the .reg-file created above to restore all shell extensions, and then delete only the malfunctioning extension.

    You may have to repeat this with the keys

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    or

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    If the error happens with directories or with virtual folders.
     
  4. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 269

    Yes, Norton is the devil. Damnation! Damnation!
     
  5. jon

    jon TS Rookie

    how do i fix not being able to play games that require a CD rom. everytime i try to play a game and the disk is in the CD rom it says " CD-Rom error. could not detect disk in cd-rom" or something like that.

    also everytime i turn on automatic updates in my windows security updates section. it automaticaly turns it back off about 5 minutes later. ive waited and watched it happen before.. what wrong with my computer? =(
     
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Sounds like your CD-rom is dead. But u might try uninstalling it in the Device Manager, then reboot and let windows automatically find it and install the driver. If that does work, then most likely the laser is dead on the CD-ROM drive itself.

    Do you have AV software? Have you done a scan for viruses lately?
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.