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I got a strange problem: When I click on the computer (or network) icon on my desktop, and then click on the "properties"-entry in the context menu, nothing happens. Maybe somebody has an idea what could be wrong? Thanks!

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It seems to be a problem with a DLL which is not correctly registered anymore.

Here's a thread about it: st_20">

Re-registering the DLL's solved this strange problem ;)

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This might help. Use regedit and go to :

Create a DWORD named NoPropertiesMyComputer and set it to 0.
The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

A detailed example is found here that sets the value to 1. Just remember to set it at the end to 0 instead of 1.

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Eww eww eww Liutilities! – Hello71 Dec 27 '10 at 20:18
Thanks for this advice, I just tried it, but without success :( – ben Dec 27 '10 at 20:45
@ben: The only other advice I have to give is How To Perform a Startup Repair in Windows 7. This will refresh Windows while keeping your installed products (backup first). – harrymc Dec 27 '10 at 20:49
It will certainly be simpler to just access this thru Control Panel / System, until the time comes to reinstall Windows in the future. – harrymc Dec 27 '10 at 21:02

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