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Desktop Icons/start Menu Not Working


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#1 MrsMcMullin

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 05:01 PM

Hi all. When clicking on my desktop shortcuts nothing happens. The icons becomes highlighted, then nothing. Same thing with everything in the Start menu. Nothing will open out of there. Now, a few things will open when i click on them just on the desktop such as my yahoo messenger and Irfan View, and a few others, but the rest do nothing. My quick launch bar does work.

I defragged a couple of days ago. I have run 4 diffenert virus/spy/ad removal programs. I even reinstalled Windows XP the other day.

Can anyone help me??

~Monica

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 06:27 PM

How did you reinstall XP? Did you reformat and do a complete install or did you use one of the repair options?

If you did a new installation you will have to reinstall the programs.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 07:35 PM

Well, I reinstalled completely, i think. But it did NOTHING to my original admin. name. It just had me create another account.

But the desktop and start menu aren't working on that name either.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 09:59 PM

When you boot the computer does it list Windows XP twice and give you a choice of which to boot from?




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