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Windows Vista - Right-Click causes Windows Explorer to Crash

In Windows Vista, I'm unable to right-click on any drive icon (in My Computer) without receiving a 'Windows Explorer has stopped working' message. Everthing else takes a right-click just fine.

Ran Virus scanner and malware scanner and both came up negative.

Tried running Shell Extension Viewer and disabling all 'Context Menu' items thinking that would help narrow it down, but no joy. Also, I don't have a System Restore Point prior to this happening.

So... any ideas?

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This has happened to me once or twice the only things I did was to run disk cleanup then reboot the computer. It worked for me.

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