Make Homepage | Add To Favorites | Print Page | Submit News | Feedback | Contact | 

Your Technical Computer Information Resource!  

  Technical Updates @ TACKtech Corp.  

05.09.2003 - XP Hog Confirmed

View Microsoft-WindowsXP related news. A problem in Windows XP in that right clicking on a file in Windows Explorer causes 100% CPU utilization on Windows XP.

This only happens on files that have not been selected first with a left mouse click. This problem is reproducible on Pentium 3 and Pentium 4 machines of varying speed, does not happen on Pentium 2 systems.

I have been in dialog with MS regarding this issue and the QFE Team has denied fixing this issue since it will cause too many changes to critical code path . The workaround Microsoft has provided me said to Left Click on the file first before Right Clicking on it and bringing up the Right Click dialog box.

If I have Single Click enabled in Windows Explorer I am not sure how I am supposed to follow the provided workaround since a Left Click on the file will cause the associated application to open the file.

- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 819101
- Visit Microsoft Corperation

NID: 710 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance
Categories: Microsoft, OS
Most recent Microsoft-WindowsXP related news.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for Windows XP x86, and Windows Server 2003 x86 (KB959209)
Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729)
Update for Windows XP (KB953356)
Symbols Package for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) (KB936929)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Deployment Tools (KB936929)
View archive of Microsoft-WindowsXP related news.
  Popular Tech News  
  Most Viewed News  
  Top Affiliates