Right Click not workning in DesktopExplore (Vista)

  Bren.ie 08:56 04 Mar 2008

When I enter Vista Explore (Start . Right Click . Explore) and right click a highlighted file I do not get a list of options I used to get previously.Similarly Right Clicking on a Desktop icon gives nor response

Instead in Explore I have to Right click the highlighted file icon at the end of the page to access the file options.

This only happens in the Administrator account. Is there any way I can revert to the "normal" right click to access the file options

  johnnyrocker 09:14 04 Mar 2008

what does the vista forum think?


  Bren.ie 15:21 04 Mar 2008


I posted my query on the Vista forum but only got one response suggesting System Restore which is not an option.

I hope that a wider forum might be able to help

  Les28 16:47 04 Mar 2008

I don't know whether this is any help

click here

Sometimes the right click problem is a sign of a corrupt user profile

  skidzy 16:57 04 Mar 2008

Have you tried sfc ?

Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator.

You may need the Vista dvd if windows is not preinstalled.

Or maybe a Vista startup repair;

click here

If you do have the Vista dvd and the os is preinstalled,you should be able to repair the system via safemode (tapping f8 on startup).

  chub_tor 17:03 04 Mar 2008

I got it working by going into Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. Select Start Menu tab and customise. Select the advanced tab. Under startmenu items ensure that enable dragging and dropping is selected.

  Bren.ie 09:03 10 Mar 2008

Thank you Les28 and Chub_tor. Unfortunately the "dragging and dropping" was selected. Deselecting and reselecting did not make any difference to my problem.

Skidzy. I have sried sfc/scannow. The process stops after 36% and can not continue. (As administrator + in regular and in safemode)

Dispite numerous atempts at resetting the BIOS startup defaults I can not get the computer to bood from Vista DVD. If I click startup on the DVD within Vista it only give me an "Install" option with no mention of repair.

Guess I will have to live with the problem

  skidzy 18:35 10 Mar 2008

Bren.ie your bios default settings for the boot devices are probably set as;


You need to change the boot order to as follows;


There should be no need to change/configure anything else at this time.

Also boot into safemode again and select SAFEMODE with COMMAND PROMPT and run
sfc /scannow
And enter.

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