Eóin: When I right click on a file, it takes approximately 5 seconds for the context menu to open. Any idea why this would happen. I have a 2-yr old Dell lap top with decent processor and 2 gig RAM running with Windows XP .
Take Eóin's advice, and if you are still having issues with it, read on...
A lot of software likes to stick entries on that SendTo menu (and the "New" menu), and the more stuff you have there the longer it takes to show the menu.
Might want to clean it up if that happens to be your issue.
There is lots of stuff you will never use and cleaning it up not only makes it faster, it makes it easier to find the entry on the menu that you are looking for. Just make sure you are not deleting any of the original stuff.
Keep these (yours may or may not have those odd file extensions showing, depending on how your system is configured):
(this is from XP, there may be more with Vista/Win7)
- Compressed (zipped) Folder.ZFSendToTarget
- Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink
- Mail Recipient.MAPIMail
- My Documents.mydocs
Another thing that could cause it to be slow is an issue with one or more of your drives (very large single partition external drives are great for causing this), or having an unusually large number of drive letters it will have to add to the menu. (If you are up to W like I am, you'll be waiting a little bit for that SendTo menu to show)