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Old 2009-08-03, 00:38   #1
Eagle345

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OK, whenever i right click in windows explorer, it crashes and restarts back up. I can right click on the desktop but i dont have anything but Personalize, View, and Refresh in the menu. I used to have the whole "New, WINrar, and other 3rd party stuff" but now it's gone. Cant right click on shortcuts to rename, etc.. Cant right click on folders to copy or cut..HelP!

I'm running Vista Home premium 32-bit

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Old 2009-08-03, 16:46   #2
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Cant help you with this one sorry good luck gettin it fixed

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I'm running Vista Home premium 32-bit
This probz explains ur problem though lol get XP or Win7

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Old 2009-08-04, 11:56   #3
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Have you used Vista lately/at all Mike? All the Vista haters either never used it and base claims off of t3h int3rw3bz or used it pre-SP1 and pre-updates so got the bad end of the stick.

And a friend has also had this on XP, so it's not a Vista problem.



Pop your Vista disc back in and boot from it, then choose the option of "Repair my Windows Installation" and see if that does the trick. You should be able to keep all of your files.

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Old 2009-08-04, 15:08   #4
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i agree with vox here.
i got vista when i started and it was a pain in the ass. now it runs pretty well, better than my xp box.

however, i only use xp and vista to game, as for all my work i use ubuntu.

from my experience, the repair my windows fixes most problems that you cant fix yourself
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Old 2009-08-04, 18:27   #5
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Sounds like some of the context menu entries in your registry got wiped out.

Search in the registry for your missing context menu entries to see if they're still there.
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Old 2009-08-04, 21:36   #6
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Although if you don't know what you're looking for, that would take a while.


Best bet is to see if the repair works.

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Old 2009-08-05, 14:56   #7
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Have you used Vista lately/at all Mike?
yes ofc i had it lmao i had it installed on my comp when i got it, ran it for a couple of months and didnt like so go rid quick. then got XP Pro and that was much better in all ways, but got bored of it and i got Vista again early in July 09 and again no difference in it still lots of problems with it and it was a pile of sh!t so now i have Windows 7 and up to now this is the best OS i have had.
i dont comment on things if i havnt had it or used it im not a noob mate.

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Old 2009-08-05, 20:16   #8
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Ok i'll try the disc

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Old 2009-08-05, 20:35   #9
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How exactly do i boot with the vista disc?

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Old 2009-08-05, 20:39   #10
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Pop it and and it should boot from it, most likely with a "Press any key to boot from disc" prompt.

If not then you will need to:

1 - Jump into your BIOS (Normally pressing F2 or DEL a lot shortly after you turn on the PC works)

2 - Once in the BIOS, go into the BOOT menu (use the arrow keys)

3 - There should be an option of Boot Device Priority, enter that and make the CD Drive the top priority.


Pop in the disc, restart the PC and you are good to go.




Mike, just saying on the grounds that most Vista haters have never used it and are still on XP and haven't even tried, glad to know that this mould has been broken. (I'm still sticking with Vista though .)

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