Cannot right-click start menu items.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I just finished installing XPHome on a new HD for a friend. One thing that I have noticed is that I cannot right-click on "My Computer" or other items. Nothing comes up on the right click. What could be wrong?

    Heeter
     
  2. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Have you installed xp sp1a yet?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Yes I have, all Windows updates have been taken....SP1 and everything else was updated from site.

    Heeter
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    O.K. do you get an error message?
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    No nothing, just nothing happens when I right click on any item. No errors


    Heeter
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    O.K. goto programs, selct a program icon and see if send to desktop and create a short cut works.
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Oh well,

    Just started getting some errors. "lsass.exe" and I/O errors. Tried rebooting and and it went BSOD. Looks actually like a corrupted install. New, fresh out of the wrapper Windows CD, though. I don't understand.

    Heeter
     
  8. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Just do a fresh install I spose, only other thing I could have thought might be problem of no right click would be the right click is disabeled in options.

    Enjoy format and reinstall.
     
  9. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    LOL,
    New HD, New MOBO, New XPCD= BSOD in about one hour.

    Thanks for your help, Lee

    Heeter
     
  10. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    umm, driver errors or something?
     
  11. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Found out the problem. It was the CDRom in the tower. Third time Windows still a had troubles.
    Swapped it out with another and reloaded Windows, no probs now.

    Heeter
     
  12. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    prolly was reading the CD wrong. is that possible? 0.o
     
  13. jimmybeaches

    jimmybeaches OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Not installation issue

    Hey, I am experiencing the same thing.

    Everything worked fine and has been for months. I re-installed my Intel webcam software and now I cannot right-click on anything in my Start > All Programs menu. When I right-click, you can see the menu flash open and then closed VERY quickly, kinda like the focus is being drawn elsewhere.

    Anyone find a fix for this?

    Windows XP Pro, SP1
     
  14. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    Control Panel->Taskbar and Start Menu

    follow the picture :)
     

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  15. jimmybeaches

    jimmybeaches OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks for the response cpugeniusmv, but I don't think you understand what I am saying:

    When I click Start, go to All Programs, I cannot right-click on ANYTHING. Nornally, you should be able to right click on any item in the All Programs folder and select "Sort by name", "Send to >" and other various options... nothing happens :confused:


    I just found out that it has something to do with my profile ONLY. I logged into my gf's and everything works as it should...
     
  16. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    right, and my solution will fix that. did you even try it?
     
  17. jimmybeaches

    jimmybeaches OSNN One Post Wonder

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    cpugeniusmv, thank you!

    I did not see the picture at first... don't know why...

    :D