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#1 HyperBlade



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Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:20 PM

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 ?


#2 Wilhelmus


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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:27 AM

You mean file's properties window?

Try this:


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:





* 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... )


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

#3 HyperBlade



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Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:23 PM

Yep file's properties window but I tried it and it's not fixed :S

#4 ScinteX



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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:13 AM

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.

I decided to Google myself and found this:

Also try searching this:


#5 HyperBlade



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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:59 PM

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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