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Undead-Fox

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Hewo, uhm, I have a problem here, obviously.
I can't right-click on my Start Menu!
Nor can I use the button on the keyboard to bring up the right-click menu.

Whenever I try to do it, ANYWHERE on the Start Menu, it will flash the first part of it [The first opening thingie]

I don't know why it's doing this? There aren't any viruses or anything, I've checked for all of that...
What could it be? And how do I fix it? If I can.

Edited by Undead-Fox, 05 February 2006 - 05:38 PM.

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Undead-Fox

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~BUMP~
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Hi,
Go to control panel and user accounts and create a new account from there.
dont forget to make account type as admin and then log in to ur new account.
chk if u r able to do in there or not,
if u r able to do so go ahead and get ur data transferred to the new user account as the previous profile or account has gone corrupted.
if not just let me know i am looking for it !!!
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Ugh.. well.. I did as you said, created a new Admin account, went into it, and my start menu still flashes.

Help? X_X
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Hi Undead-Fox...

Make sure to get your documents and other important files moved to the new account...you may have to take ownership of some of them in order to do this.

Try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.

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And... if you don't have an installation CD?
I got a computer from Gateway with the Software pre-setup and all that jazz...
so.. I don't have an Installation CD for Windows XP Home... errm... ... ?
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Do you have a friend who might have one of the same version? Can you make the recovery disk set using your machine? Many OEM machines are doing that now. They don't ship the machine with a cd, bu have an option to create one using the recovery partition.

It's going to be tough to do much without access to a source for system files. You might try running a System Restore from System Tools and roll back to a time before the problem began...

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wait up...if I understand you correctly

Right click the Start button and select Properties. Click Customize. Click advanced. CHECK Enable Dragging and Dropping.
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Ahhhh.... thankies muchly gerryf... Worked like a beatuy..
Thanks all for the help!! I can click my start menu again ^_^
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