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I got a P4 3.0 Ghz and 512 Mb ram so thats not the problem.

Since a few days the properties window is very slow to appear (30 sec at least) I ran avg , norton , ad-aware, spybot and it's still damn slow. The last thing I installed is iTunes.

 

Any idea on whats wrong ?

 

Thx

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You mean file's properties window?

 

Try this:

Quote:

http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread31429-1.html

 

Look up NIRSOFT online, & here too... they have a program that will vector thru ALL of the .DLL based GUIDS & Shell + Directory right-clicks in the registry and allow you to remove, repair, reset, & just in general?

 

View & FIX them!

 

The program to use that fixes these types of hassles is called:

 

ShellExView

 

http://www.nirsoft.net

 

or

 

http://nirsoft.cjb.net

 

* The technique used to fix it? Let it run, & find ALL of the rightclicks Explorer.exe shell extensions & then once it does? DEACTIVATE THEM!

 

(That's right, ALL of them wholesale... & then? Reactivate them again by checking their checkboxes once more, except for this new faulty one!)

 

Apparently, the program automated using regsvr32.exe (or just used Win32 API calls directly) for registering/unregistering OLEServer & other std. DLL's used in shell extensions via this program, automating what is ordinarily a DRUDGERY to do manually following GUIDS all over the registry! I don't believe a reboot will be required either, since this is simply GUID registrations/creations with Explorer.exe Shell, their broker via the registry.

 

When I saw this program? I was like "Man! Why didn't I think of that & design it?"

 

(Probably because I don't design .DLL based right-click shell extensions is why... )

 

APK

 

P.S.=> This "FIX" has worked here for several folks here in the past 2-3 months already in jams like yours... if you search NirSoft in the search engine, you will see what I mean!

 

Hope this works, it should as it has a good "fix" trackrecord, & consider it tit-for-tat, payback - what goes around, eventually comes around, eh? apk

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This is a real long shot but there was a bug with right-clicking in Internet Explorer and the context menu taking a while to appear.

 

It might be worth Googling for something like "context" and "Norton".

 

I think the bug was with McAfee and involved a small registry change. You just never know there might be a similar one for your antivirus and this particular menu.

 

[EDIT]

I decided to Google myself and found this:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/archive/index/t-10105.html

 

Also try searching this:

http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/knowledge_base.html

 

 

S

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Ok I tried everything you suggested and nothing worked :S

And I got more problem : I can't use debug mode with Visual Studio .NET 2003. every time I try it I got a message like this :

Unable to start debugging

Unable to start program c:/(bla bla bla)...

 

Anyways I'll format my comp I think it's the best thing to do now.

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