Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why does Explorer hang when I right-click on a folder?

Last week, I started seeing a 30-45 second hang when right-clicking on large .zip files. Troubleshooting this kind of slow system performance usually takes one of two forms: Blame the anti-virus and grumble about it. Systematically try and modify state … Continue reading

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Why Won’t My Workstation Lock?

Last week, I was suddenly unable to lock my Windows 7 workstation. Windows+L stopped working, as did the “Lock” command in the Shutdown menu. I did a quick search online and found articles pointing to various registry settings, for example, http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disableenable-lock-workstation-functionality-windows-l/. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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