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Delay when using context menu or deleting

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  • Started 7 years ago by niteprlr
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niteprlr
Posts: 41

Does anyone know why my system would have such a long delay when right clicking ANYWHERE, whether on the desktop, or in windows explorer, to use the context menu, or when I choose to delete something.
What is happening is this:
I have an old icon on my desktop that no longer points to anything, so I want to delete
it. Well, I right click the icon to choose "delete"...BUT it takes about 7-10 seconds for the context menu to appear! The same happens if I just highlight the icon and hit the
delete key...it takes 7-10 seconds for the confirmation dialog.
This is ULTRA annoying. Has anyone else experienced this or is it just me?
Can I fix it?
Please advise.
TIA

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Scott
Posts: 5618

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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niteprlr
Posts: 41

damn....seems to be a VERY complicated fix.
there must be an easier way.
perhaps backup/reinstall
it's been a while (over a year)...or just deal with it. system runs perfectly in every other way.
thanks..

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