Error message after right clicking on...just about anything!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Stiletto10, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. Stiletto10

    Stiletto10 Guest

    This prob just started recently. I wanted to delete a desktop shortcut, so I right clicked on it to get the pop-up menu, when up came this message: Explorer has encountered a problem and must shut down!......I then click on the "more tech info" tab and get this:
    Error signature
    AppName:explorer.exe AppVers:6.0.2600.0
    Mod:shell32.dll ModVers:6.0.2600.0
    Offset:0004210c

    When I click to exit this and the main dialog box my screen will lose all desktop icons but not the background. Then everything goes back to normal.

    If I go through this whole thing again my screen will flicker and then send me to the "Restore Active Desktop" screen!

    It does not matter what I "right"click on I always get the same error mssg.

    Can anyone help or get me intouch with someone who can?

    BTW...This was a fresh install of XPHOME not an upgrade
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Have you rebooted?
     
  3. existenz

    existenz Guest

    It's quite surprising how many times Rebooting has cleared my problems!:D
     
  4. Stiletto10

    Stiletto10 Guest

    reboot

    Okay I know I'm going to sound like a complete moron but when you say "reboot" you mean I should install XP again ...over the original install.....right??
     
  5. existenz

    existenz Guest

    nononono!

    reboot as in restart your computer!!

    It's not SURPRISING that a clean install would solve a problem ;)