Windows explorer crashes on right-clicking icons

on a win vista-timer-lock-craked-

whenever most of the icons/ files are right clicked the windows explorer crashes and restarts. It happens with the start menu icons as well.

Any fix around it all?

plz dont tell me to ditch vista, anything but that! :)

Check this blog entry.

It could be a broken shell extension. You need to check the Vista generated crash report to see which file/dll is causing the crash.