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zerobeta 01-02-08 02:16 AM

Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
I am not sure what causes this, I don't remember having this problem before.

When I try to delete/right click on a broken shortcut, for example a shortcut (no matter on which drive it is located on) to a game which I uninstalled, windows hangs for a few seconds, only then it responds.

Any idea what may cause this? I don't think this is normal...

Nick7 01-02-08 02:37 AM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
Same issue here, but under Vista :)

Amuro 01-02-08 03:29 AM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
It's normal for both XP and Vista.

nekrosoft13 01-02-08 06:27 AM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
it hangs up for short time (5-8 seconds) because windows is looking for the exe. sometimes when the target of the short might be moved. You might get a screen asking if you want to change the location, since the item moved.

zerobeta 01-02-08 02:52 PM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
ok I just thought it was weird since its only happening when clicking on a broken game shortcut, not documents.

Eliminator 01-02-08 03:22 PM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
yea its normal... windows is stupid like that... same with a network connection... if its not properly setup or incorrect ip the whole system hangs until it times out

supra 01-02-08 10:17 PM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
if u want to delete it a quick way u could just delete it from commandline

Mr Bigman 01-03-08 09:56 PM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
This is been going on since the95 days. Its Explorer face it not the best shell out their.

Use Aston Shell looks damn good and does alpha blending qute well.

aesop.grimm 05-11-10 09:18 PM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
This is NOT normal Windows behavior and in my case was caused by an Explorer shell extension added by Sony's Securom: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CmdLineExt_x64.dll (Vista 64-bit).

This shell extension causes Explorer to lag or freeze ("Windows Explorer is not responding") when right-clicking "broken" shortcuts pointing to missing .exe files. I didn't have an issue with other file types.

I was able to fix this using Nirsoft ShellExView by disabling this extension (F7 in ShellExView). I found instructions for solving this issue at http://shellfix.nirsoft.net/fix_shel...ineext_x64.dll

This is one of many issues caused by invasive Securom copy protection malware. Some other Securom shell extensions that may be causing issues are listed here: http://shellfix.nirsoft.net/shell_problems_list.html?o=5. Look for the "CmdLineExt" entries from "Sony DADC".

Keep in mind if you install another game with Securom, this extension will probably become re-enabled and the problem will return.

Quick420 05-12-10 08:55 AM

Re: Windows XP hangs when trying to delete broken shortcut
 
All I do when this happens is make a "new folder" drag n drop the shortcut ....wham delete.


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