I upgraded from ME to XP and ever since I’ve been unable to select "File" at the top of Windows Explorer…You know…to create a new folder and such. Even if I use the shortcut key "Alt+f" the same problem occurs...the Windows Explorer window CLOSES! Not minimizes...but closes! I’ve spent hours searching for answers online but...nothing.
I also cannot click the "Create New Folder" icon that appears in the little sub-window when you click Open or Save As in programs or when downloading something! If I do click the icon not only does the sub-window close but it shuts down the program that was associated with it!! I was trying to download a file that I had sent myself via my Yahoo email account and had forgotten about this issue and clicked the “Create New File” icon; my Internet Explorer window closed along with the download window!! Grrrr I had to re-open Internet Explorer…Go back to Yahoo Mail…Re-sign-in….ahhhhhh!!
I have full Admin rights and I'm the only user on this machine.
The other weird thing is that I have the same type of problem when I right-click my desktop! To be honest I can't remember if nothing occurs when I right-click the desktop or if it crashes. The computer I am referring to is my work PC and I’m at home.
I’ve installed all updates for Windows.
If someone has some insight on this issue I would truly appreciate some help! I’m getting a headache over this issue!
Oh, and yes I’ve tried re-installing Windows XP and repairing XP also....doesn't change anything.
Thank you for your time.