have read some on other users experiencing a crash when Right-clicking on items, which I am experiencing. I have done some work to try to narrow down the problem but no luck thus far.
What I have discovered symptom-wise, when the crash occurs, dr.watson has an error and needs to close. This occurs when I right-click on certain icons.
Icons that I CAN r-click without a crash are things like internet explorer icon (not the shortcut), any FOLDER icons. I can r-click start menu, task bar, task bar icons, folders WITHIN the start menu, (but NOT any .lnk icons, or shortcuts.) can R-click my computer.
Can NOT r-click on any other files (Such as .txt, .bat, .exe).
This occurs also in safe mode, and/or with empty MSCONFIG.
Have done multiple spyware/virus scans which came up clean (had some minor spyware issues).
When the crash occurs, I can ctrl-alt-del, end drwatsn32.exe, at which point the current explorer window will close (explorer.exe terminates) and re-instates itself after 2-3 seconds.
To my eyes, HJT looks clean, however I'll gladly post scan results if it helps any.
From what I know, it appears to be registry-related, and if it is, I have no idea where to begin to look to fix. Have tried to help myself but from this point would like some other input.
WinXP pro SP2, all current updates, let me know any other software details you would like or recommendations.