and won't go away, no matter how many times I close it, it keeps coming back. I have discovered that if I press any of the media keys on my wireless keyboard it cures it, until the next reboot.
Could there be a fault with the keyboard that is causing it to send out an erroneous signal to the system, resulting in this nuisance? If so it's strange that a media key cures it. Grateful for any ideas.
According to Microsoft, this behavior can occur when you open the Edit File Type dialog box for the Drive or File Folder registered file types.
Open a command prompt and typing the following:
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
press enter, close command prompt.
Microsoft acknowledges that this is a problem in Knowledge Base article #321379 and offers the following fix:
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). 2. Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry if this problem occurs with folders: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell If this problem occurs with drives: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell 3. Click Modify on the Edit menu. 4. Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK. 5. Quit Registry Editor.
Thanks for the replies, but I'm now certain it's the keyboard. When it played up tonight I tried the shortcut key (F2) for Excel, and Outlook opened - five times, although Word was fine. Pressed a media key, tried again and up came Excel, and it's been fine since. Will replace it tomorrow- another 50 quid.
OK, sorted it now. There was also another problem which I didn't relate to this one. At the start of booting I got a brief message about some media failure, then something about the Broadcom 10/100 and then the boot menu, for one OS. Pressing Return took me into Vista. I have got rid of the Logitech LX710 and replace it the MX5000. All problems gone.Some keyboard/mouse as well, even got a little display with my name on it (in case I forget) And I can Bluetooth from my mobile
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