desktop right click hangs PC

  burnlea 20:47 19 Apr 2006

I frequently right click on the desktop space to reorganise files/folders, paste remporarily, manipulate background, alter power settings etc. For some unknown reason right clicking now hangs the system - with the egg-timer working away! I can only retrieve by restarting.
I'm on XP SP2 and have run virus/spyware checkers galore - all clean.
Any suggestions?

  VoG II 21:24 19 Apr 2006

click here (possibly) or try uninstalling recent Windows updates one by one to identify the culprit.

  burnlea 15:42 20 Apr 2006

Thanks VoG, will proceed as advised.

  VoG II 15:46 20 Apr 2006

Yep - see click here

  burnlea 17:58 20 Apr 2006

Found one solution on Microsoft discussion groups under right click at.....
click here

Searched for files named verclsid.exe (found 3) and renamed them verclsidold.exe. Desktop freeze on right click immediately cured - without reboot!

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