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When I right click on a folder, or anything on my desktop, Pc 'stalls' ( I just see the hour glass going) what could be some of the causes of this? I have XP sp3. 1.5 RAM ,250G harddrive

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I'd gaurantee, although I don't know which as there are tens of thousands, a corrupt or an actual worm in one of the explorer extensions.

Also Verclsid.exe validates all shell extensions before they are started. Check out this MS article on programs which if installed will cause just what you are seeing: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165

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