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nvshext.dll - Explorer crashes when you right-click an empty space on the desktop.

When NVIDIA drivers aren't installed, the problem does not occur. When "NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension" is disabled with ShellExView, the "NVIDIA Control Panel" entry is removed from the list and the problem does not present itself. You can still find the Control Panel through Windows Control Panel.

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

Shell Extension Name: NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension
Filename: nvshext.dll
Company: NVIDIA Corporation
Product Name: NVIDIA Shell Extensions
File Version: 190.62
CLSID: {3D1975AF-48C6-4f8e-A182-BE0E08FA86A9}

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.