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nvcpl.dll - Explorer crashes when you right-click on a folder.

i get an error message that windows explorer needs to restart when I right click on a folder in windows explorer and in the start menu. I haven' t removed the problem but I disabled it. I'm nervous because I don't know what I'm doing. I followed the instructions and found the problem really easily. Most of the context menus were microsoft and I had a rough idea of when the problem began so I matched the time with the file create date. tested it, AND IT WORKED.

The details of the shell extension that might cause the problem:

Shell Extension Name: DesktopContext Class
Filename: nvcpl.dll
Description: NVIDIA Display Properties Extension
Company: NVIDIA Corporation
Product Name: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 97.46
File Version:
CLSID: {A70C977A-BF00-412C-90B7-034C51DA2439}

If you think that you have similar problem in your system, you can try to fix the problem by disabling the specified shell extension. In order to do that, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and run the ShellExView utility from this Web page.
  2. Find the right shell extension according the details specified above.
  3. Select this shell extension and press F7 to disable this extension. After disabling the shell extension, check if the problem still occurs. If the problem still occurs, you should enable back the shell extension by pressing F8, and then try to search for another shell extension that might cause your problem.

This shell extension problem was reported by rmb15