How come my icons disappear when I right click and I never get a menu?

by on September 28, 2009

Q: When I right-click on my desktop the icons disappear and then the desktop refreshes without providing a menu. I discovered this after trying to create a folder in one of my directories where the screen also refreshes without creating the folder. No error messages. I’m running Windows XP Home – SP3. What can I do to fix this?