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Xp Pro Sp2, Start Menu Problem


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#1 stratfellow3

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:47 PM

Basically, my start menu gets left half completely black and clicking on it does nothing, the branching for my programs and control panel also dont branch anymore.

Furthermore if i try and click a button on right side, for example run a message comes up saying "it cant create shorcut on button i clicked on, do i want to put one on desktop?", keeping in mind i tried to left-click and open not create shortcut

I dont know what the deal is but i'll attach pics of the startmenu open and of message when i try and click onone of the visible buttons.

This has got be boggled it goes away right after a restart and usually doesnt come back very often, just periodically

Any suggestions? i run adaware, spybot, clean temps, mcafee, pestpatrol, and trojanhunter

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:18 AM

Hello stratfellow3 and welcome to BC.

Dont know if this will help or not but try running System File Checker if you can get Run to open. In the run box type sfc /scannow. You may need the XP CD to do this.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:12 AM

Hi Stratfellow!

I hope Leurgy doesn't mind me butting in here :thumbsup:

Please try Leurgy's suggestion first, and if that doesn't work try this.

The following fix will mean that we will have to edit the registry. I recommend trying this more simple approach to backing up the registry, to ensure safety.

1. Click Start /Run and type in "regedit" (no quotes).

2. Next, click the File menu, Export

3. Select a location from the resulting box and give your backup registry a
name. Something like:

Regbackup 01-14-2006. <-- I just put todays date.

Please go to here and download the regedit to your desktop. Close all programs and open the regedit. You will get confirmation of completion.

This very useful regedit will reset your start menu and taskbar settings to their default state, which sould hopefully mean that your start menu will be fixed.

David

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for jumping in David. I was grasping at straws there but wanted to answer stratfellow3's post (it had been a couple of days with no reply) in the hope that someone would see it and come up with another solution. Looks like that worked. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:05 PM

Anytime Leurgy. :thumbsup:
I don't know much outside of the HJT forum, so if i see something i try and pitch in! :flowers:
David

Edited by D-Trojanator, 14 January 2006 - 04:05 PM.





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