Windows XP Rt click properties problem

  immer 18:57 14 Jan 2012

When changing my desktop picture with the rt click mouse, the system freezes up. I did a system restore back to start of month but problem remains. Anyone got any ideas please? This is a new one on me ! (yes I have enough diskspace/ rom etc)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:02 14 Jan 2012


sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems

  immer 19:53 14 Jan 2012

Thanks. So I ran "sfc /scannow" and its asking for my windows CD to find a file. I am on WXPsp3. Do I need to back up my documents or is it safe to do this.....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:14 14 Jan 2012

If you have a windows CD put in drive and sfc will replace the damaged file. it will not overwrite any documents or settings.

If you get error messages about the wrong disk then click on the blue link in my previous post for the answers.

  robin_x 20:15 14 Jan 2012

It's safe

  immer 20:55 14 Jan 2012

Thanks one & all

  rdave13 21:04 14 Jan 2012

If your right click menu is missing.....

XP Start Menu >> Right click the Start button | Properties | Start Menu tab | Customize button | Advanced tab | Scroll down to and Check: Enable dragging and dropping | OK | OK

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