1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       25 Aug 2016 #1

    Slow/Freeze Contextual Menus after Anniversary Update


    After the last big update for Windows 10 (the anniversary one) I started having a problem with contextual menus (all right click windows except the ones on the task bar) an in general potion windows, program windows etc.

    In general what happens is that you can se the outline of the menus/windows and if you know where exactly to click they do work, the problem is that some times it takes time to show up, or you have to move the window around to show up, or move the cursor over it a bit to show up, or in some cases it just freezes and shows perpetually the background. Programs them self run OK it aperas to be just the contextual menus.

    A couple of examples of what is happening, for instance on chrome you can enter pages with no problem everything displays correctly, but if you right click the contextual menu only shows the outline of the box. On task manager closing or disabling thinks works but take some time to show as done on the window.

    From what I've seen the problem seems to be consisten in that every start up it happens and the same thing happens to the same programs/windows/menus.

    I already try disabling Contextual Mues Handlers either by regedit or ShellExView, also disabling through task manager all start up programs, run on command prompt scannow, running antiviruses and malaware scanns, all on admin privileges and with restarts and it hasn't work.

    I did found a way of fixing it after start up which is a bit strange, if I run a game (not all do, only a couple of the once I have, haven't look on details about the reason for why some do work and some don't) and then exit it the whole thing now works properly until the next restart.

    Since at least I know a work around at the moment it is workable but the whole thing is a bit strange to me and it's mildly annoying to have to start a game on each start up to get Windows to behave as it should, so if anyone has any suggestions they are more than welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,594
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       25 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi, this suggests a graphics driver related issue. Can you try reverting to the last driver specified by your manufacturer for your PC?
    What happens in Safe Mode?

    Is yours a custom PC or is it off-the-shelf? If the latter, what's the model, and is it listed as Win 10 compatible?

    Bear in mind some have difficulty with the anniversary edition as you probably know, and it may prove better to revert to the previous build and defer upgrading (is yours home or Pro?)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       25 Aug 2016 #3

    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    My PC is custom made OS it is Windows Pro, registered, originally 7 upgraded to 10. I built it a bit before the launch of 10 so as for compatibility with Win 10 nothing official but before the Anniversary patch everything worked fine.

    My graphics card is an Nvidea one, as for the updates I normally just do it though their recomendad software Nvida GeForce Experience. To be honest the only way I think I could do to revert to a previos driver is to fish for it on the internet and do it manually.

    In Safe Mode it doesn't present the issue. I also believe that this might be a conflict between the OS and the graphics card drivers. It's just a funny issue that before the update there wasn't any conflict and now launching some games fixes it. It might be something related to changing display resolutions or something.


    I'm not sure but I might not be able to roll back to the previos update, I think before Windows gave you 30 days to roll back but with this last update it is 10 days (which already pass) thought there is probably a manual way of doing it. As for now since at least I have a way of fixing it after lunch I'll probably wait for patches either from Windows or Nvidia.

    Anyways, again thanks for the replay and if you or anyone else has a suggestion they are more than welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,594
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       26 Aug 2016 #4

    Hi, Win 10 maintains your basic drivers- and then as you have probably seen occasionally there's an Nvidia popup to update it.
    If you wish to use a driver version different to what MS thinks is good for you, you need to take special action to protect it.

    A few others have experienced issues related to the graphic driver version after this upgrade.

    You're correct about the 10 day roll-back for the anniversary upgrade. The other way to go back easily would be if you used disk imaging and had an image created before upgrading. (Everyone should use disk imaging- so many advantages- protects your PC, your data and your sanity, and saves a huge amount of time and sometimes even the need for technical help - strongly recommended: Macrium Reflect (free) _ its boot disk + external storage - plenty of other options of course).

    Have a look at your driver in device manager and see if there's a rollback option.

    As you say, there may be some other fix...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       21 Oct 2016 #5

    I had something similar. I had the slow right-click context menu issue and other slowness. I tried and got same results of updating/reinstalling the video drivers. Goes away until next reboot (usually). I have a geforce gtx 980, run 4 monitors, including a 4k. My fix was to choose "base video" for booting. In msconfig, under the boot tab click on Base Video. The logon screen will be the wrong resolution, but desktop came up at 4k resolution. Problem gone.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       13 Nov 2016 #6

    tenfriend44 said: View Post
    I had something similar. I had the slow right-click context menu issue and other slowness. I tried and got same results of updating/reinstalling the video drivers. Goes away until next reboot (usually). I have a geforce gtx 980, run 4 monitors, including a 4k. My fix was to choose "base video" for booting. In msconfig, under the boot tab click on Base Video. The logon screen will be the wrong resolution, but desktop came up at 4k resolution. Problem gone.
    Thanks for the tip, I guess in theory that should work since it would automatically do what I'm doing now manually every time I start up, which is just change and return the resolution (in my case 1920x1018) but unfortunately it's not working form me. It seams that when booting the resolution should be lower on the logging screen with that change but it's not doing anything at all. This might work for some other people having this issue though.

    I've tinker with some other stuff to try to solve it but with out any luck. I found out thought that changing the orientation (instead of resolution) also fixes the issue. Also the problem seams to start after completely loading after signing in, witch seems to indicate that one of the start up programs might be causing it but I already try disabling all of the third party software that lunches on start up form the task manager and didn't fix it either, so for the time being I've gotten use to changing the resolution on each start up.

    By the way during all this testing I also found out the the Windows spotlight lockscreen image wasn't working either, so there is also another issue I need to resolve for the Win10 anniversary edition. For now I'll probably stick with it for a while but at this reate I'll probably be downgrading back to Win7 if all this kinds of problems keep happening.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Very slow boot after Anniversary update
I had no problems with Windows 10 start times but since the Anniversary update, boot time is just under 3 minutes. Any ideas to what to look into for the cause?
Performance & Maintenance
Solved Greetings I could use some input on slow opening menus, and programs
I had to get a new laptop after a lightning strike, (along with TV and receiver) I have a toshiba l55-c its got an I7 core and 8gig of ram Should be fast......... its not, now, I've laid classic shell on it, because I didn't want to risk...
General Support
Windows Update does not download and install the anniversary update.
I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update? I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.
Windows Updates and Activation
remove contextual menu
remove contextual menu cut and copy and create shortcut. Thank you. 75243
General Support
Contextual sensing in Windows 10
Source: Contextual sensing in Windows 10 | Building Apps for Windows
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:44.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums