Windows Explorer closes and restarts (?) when I right click on a file photo.

One time, I installed a software to go with a slide scanner. The software changed to the default program for photo files and then proceeds to seize up after that about 12 slides have been scanned. I removed the software, but every time I do a right-click on a file photo, jpeg, gif, bitmap, etc., or try to open the file menu when one is highlighted, close all Windows Explorer Windows and icons in the taskbar and desktop disappear for a while. The last two return after a minute or two, but not all open windows. Other programs such as Internet Explorer or MS Word are not affected.

I suspect that the defective scanner software installed an entry in the context menu. Search for it and delete it using the ShellExView free program:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html - ShellExView

Make a right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menus management - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
Manage the entries in context menu for folders, readers, and the Namespace objects - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm MS - MVP - Elephant Boy computers - Don ' t Panic!

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