Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My friend's Laptop shows a BSOD every time he right clicks, no matter where.

Any ideas?

He is using win7.

share|improve this question
    
Does it also happen when using the context menu key on your keyboard? Also, does it happen with an external mouse? You can try to use a different one or the built in. You can also try to switch left/right click in your mouse menu and see what happens when you left/right click. –  Andreas May 15 '12 at 10:58
    
it happens both with the internal and external mouse. –  Urinprobe May 15 '12 at 11:07
1  
Just to get it out of the way, as I said before, check if switching Left with Right click in the Mouse Options makes the computer BSOD with Left Click. Also, the Context Menu is pretty much equivalent to the Right Mouse Button in standard setup, which is why I'm asking you to try –  Andreas May 15 '12 at 11:10
    
What's the STOP 0x number? Can't really diagnose a BSOD without that. –  ultrasawblade May 15 '12 at 12:38
1  
If you can upload the latest crash minidump from the %SystemRoot%\Minidump\ to somewhere, I can load it into WinDbg and have a dig around to see which module caused the fault. –  Polynomial May 15 '12 at 13:23

2 Answers 2

Use menumaid to disable all 3rd party context menu entries, see if the bsod stops, if it does, enable them one at a time until you find the one causing the issue.

If disabling all 3rd party entries does not help, then you know it is a core windows issue that needs to be debugged as suggested by Polynomial.

share|improve this answer
    
Just clicking in any program/window where no context menu has to be expected (or it cannot be modified by shell extensions) would be an easier way to diagnose. –  Gurken Papst May 15 '12 at 20:05
up vote 0 down vote accepted

He reinstalled Windows, so it's fixed now... :/

share|improve this answer
    
You might as well mark this as answered. –  evan.bovie May 19 '12 at 6:58

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.