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Old 07-06-2004, 05:26 PM   #1
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Hi,
My Windows XP start menu no longer works properly. It refuses to work when I r-click and select explore and I cannot access the control panel within it.

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Old 07-06-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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time to reinstall windows
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:41 PM   #3
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Right click the taskbar,assumeing you can and select propertys,advanced.
Check if these options are suitable,or need changeing.
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If that doesn't work though; reinstalling Windows is the best idea for it.
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Old 07-07-2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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Hi just an update here,

I didn't need to re-install Windoze after all...

What I did was untick the launch folder windows in a separate process ( off by default). This is in folder options. I had heard that this improves windows stability but don't know why it started to cause these problems after a month of having it ticked. Possibly lack of Hard Drive space may have caused it.

Anyway, problem solved.
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Cool then, glad to hear it works.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:58 PM   #7
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I hate to be all Bluto on you. But arnt you just sick of every solution being reinstall windows. I soo wish i could happily switch fully to mandrake/fedora but i need my compatablity.
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I hate to be all Bluto on you. But arnt you just sick of every solution being reinstall windows. I soo wish i could happily switch fully to mandrake/fedora but i need my compatablity.
Don't be a fool man! *Slaps Camers with a Wet Kipper* You don't know what you're saying!

However, on a more serious note; he got it fixed without that. And - most Reinstall Windows answers are self inflicted; as this one would have been had he not realised what he had done wrong. I ticked the wrong button, I heard this, I wanted this, I deleted this - just a selection of the excuses of people who then have to reinstall Windows. The same can happen on Linux - its far easier for most people in fact - and then we'd be saying reinstall Linux instead.

When was the last time you had a Reinstall Problem with Windows to which the only possible answer was Reinstall? :P
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About......3months ago. But that was due to hardware problems. I put feet underneath the the processor area on the motherboard, lol. Make sure u only put mobo feet where needed lol. It totaly mucked up everything
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I hate to be all Bluto on you. But arnt you just sick of every solution being reinstall windows. I soo wish i could happily switch fully to mandrake/fedora but i need my compatablity.
It is a bad sollution to start off with.
I try very hard to not have to do this.
A short while ago this eve i gave my son a kick [you know where]when he continues to do this as an easy fix and not learn how to avoid this.
He blames his 3 kids.I disagreed and said so.So lets get on with the show.
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