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Start menu missing in windows xp


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Hi haybailz...

I have been trying to duplicate your problem on my machine and the only way I can do it is with the horizontal and verticle "screen size" buttons on the front of my monitor...nothing else I've attempted caused the task bar or start menu to display "off screen".

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went into safe mode, unchecked lock toolbar, then restarted in normal mode to try and drag the start menu on screen, still nothing.......also tried the dpi setting, nothing..............could this be a problem with my video card?
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i bypassed the nvidia video card and am using the original video card on the motherboard, the start menu is back, but when i go into the display propeties it is showing i am using two monitors, one on the original video card and one on the nvidia, which is probably why the start menu was missing, it was on the other card waiting for a monitor
thanks very much for the help
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Good Job haybailz! :tazz:

Had I known you had two video cards on your machine, that option would certainly have been given consideration. Thanks for posting back with your solution!

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Thank you for telling me. [RESOLVED] :tazz:
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Something else that you might want to try since you said the start menu is missing. One of the things I learned with this because it happened to me is my screen resolution and DPI settings were messed up and so I was having the same problem. After setting both of them back up and then going into safe mode and moving the bar to where I would like. I was able to keep the bar there when I logged in normally.
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Hi haybailz,

Welcome to Geeks To Go, my name is Tony.

Just wondering if you issue has been resolved, if not, can you Please Click here and follow the instructions carefully.
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I have no start menu, pls help me. I have big probs ??? Explorer.exe doesn't work either. I have to do everything thru my stardock. Thank God I have that. And in safe mode everything shows, but nothing in normal mode? Pls reply. Greatly appreciate it. KaTsMeO :)

It says startmenu help file was injected but failed to take effect.
It also says C:\DOCUME~1\Kelly\LOCALS~1\Temp\a350_appcompat.txt errors will be in this file....???

Edited by KaTsMeO, 10 July 2009 - 06:16 PM.

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KatsMeO try starting a new topic and posting your problem in the XP OS forum. This thread is 4 years old and you most likely wont get a response. We will be glad to help you then with only your topic as the main one.
Your problem has been resolved in other topics but we will need to lok at yours closely to make sure we get the right fix for you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. :) :)
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