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Thread: Windows 7 Right-Click error, 'Explorer must restart' solved.

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    Xtreme Mentor Talonman's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Right-Click error, 'Explorer must restart' solved.

    Windows 7 Right-Click error 'Explorer must restart' solved.

    I was running Windows 7 64 bit, and cursed with the error that 'Explorer must restart', usually triggered by a right click of the mouse.

    I figured my registry might be bad, but did one last massive search for my answer before reinstalling 7 fresh. I hit gold!

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...p/t273201.html

    "There is an incompatibility between Mozilla Firefox and Windows 7 64bit, when Private Browsing is used, which can cause the Windows Explorer crashing. It is due to some bug in the way Firefox and the Windows clipboard interact and whenever a the user right clicks, and the context menu has the paste command in it, explorer.exe will crash."

    Apparently it only affects you if you have history turned off, or browsing in private mode.

    I had history turned off.

    I changed (1) setting and my issues are gone!

    Windows 7 has now become rock solid for me...

    In Firefox, 'Tools' drop-down menu, select options. (Options window appears.)
    Select the 'Privacy' tab.

    You should see... Firefox will: (and a drop down box)
    Mine is now set for: Remember history

    All 'right-click' errors gone.

    I never did try browsing in Privacy mode, so I can't speak to that.
    Last edited by Talonman; 12-14-2009 at 01:09 PM.
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    Interesting, it used to happen to me all the time, i havent had any since my new install of Win 7 and Firefox is set to remember history. Lets hope it stays like it.

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    A few more at EVGA have had it help them solve the issue too.

    http://www.evga.com/FORUMS/tm.aspx?m=59649

    I can only guess there are numerous others with this error also.

    Actually, I think this thread might do well in the News section of the board? More traffic...

    If a Mod also thinks so, feel free to move it. (I just want to help get the word out.)
    Last edited by Talonman; 12-14-2009 at 12:58 PM.
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