Explorer hangs on right click on the drive or Slow right click menu

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on July 23, 2008

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Trouble: 

Sometime back we received a problem in which a reader reported the following problem  

“Windows Explorer hangs when I right click on the drive in my computer

 

This problem occurs could occur when when some new program gets added which could not instantiate itself. This problem could also arise due to bad context menu handler.

 

Following are some other problems that could be caused due to the poorly coded or bad context menu handler.

  • There may be a huge delay when you right click on a folder or drive
  • Right click item show slowly
  • When you select properties in right click nothing happens

Let’s see how can you fix all these issues related with the right click menu

Fix:

In order to fix all these troubles associated with right click menu with a simple free utility called ShellExView by NirSoft.

 

What is ShellExView ? 

The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension on your right click menu.

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ShellExView can be used for solving context-menu problems in Explorer environment

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Always Launch ShellExView as administrator when running under Windows Vista.

 

In order to solve the problem disable the non-microsoft context menu from the list one by one and then check if it solves the problem. If disabling does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and try disabling another non-microsoft item from the list.

 

We hope this will help to fix the trouble, if it does not please leave a comment at the end of this post.    

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