Very slow when right-click on a desktop icon

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Fatbob, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Fatbob

    Fatbob Guest

    Hi guys, I'm having a very annoying problem and need help. When I right-click on any desktop icon it takes over half minute (35 seconds to be exact) for the menu to appear. The same thing happens when I right-click on an icon in the start menu. However, when I right-click on a file or directory in Windows Explorer (or a 'save as...' dialog), it works fine, then menu pops up in a flash.

    What can be causing this problem with my desktop and start menu (which just started happening recently)? :confused:

    I'm running Windows 2000 Pro SP4.
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    can you pinpoint an appoximate date this started happening? Can you recall any software you may have installed around then? Can you recall if you installed any service packs or hotfixes? Any updates for any other programs? Have you scanned for a virus?
  3. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

    Pacific Northwest
    Until you can find a fix, I would say you should just disable menu animation in the Visual Effects settings.
  4. Fatbob

    Fatbob Guest

    First off, thanks for the replies guys.

    This started happening last Friday. The most major event that happened prior to this occurring was that I uninstalled WinCvs. That funny thing that occurred after doing this is that when I re-booted my system I had an error that I was missing shlwapi.dll which I was able to copy it back (taking that dll from a co-wokers PC running that same OS and SP). I re-installed SP4 after this as well.

    That's already off, I'm not a big fan of the menu animation.

    What else can I look into? Should I do a repair?