Win XP Start Menu Problems...nothing happens when clicking "All Programs" and...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ian Roberts, Nov 17, 2003.

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    Ian Roberts Guest


    My friends PC has a curious problem with some items on the START menu.

    She has an HP Pavilion laptop running XP home edition.

    When left clicking "All Programs" nothing happens! No menu appears.

    Also when left clicking on Help, Search or Run it brings up a "Shortcut"
    prompt message saying "windows cannot create a shortcut here..." the same as
    if I had right clicked the item and tried to create a short cut on the menu.
    The first thing I thought was the mouse buttons had somehow got reversed but
    this is not the case.

    Ive done an extensive search on google and the MSKB but couldnt find
    anything that describes type of this fault. Ive never seen it myself

    Its obvious that something has been seriously messed up in the registry but
    I have no idea where to look or what for.

    Also another problem, maybe related, but the built-in mouse pad no longer
    responds. She has to use an external mouse on the PS2 socket. However the
    touch pad works when we start in safe mode - although we still get the same
    menu problems

    Any suggestions about what I should look at to try and sort this out?

    Thanks a lot.

    Ian Roberts, Nov 17, 2003
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    Harry, Nov 17, 2003
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