[WinXP] Start Menu trouble

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
Joined
Dec 27, 2001
Messages
7,626
#1
My wife's office computer has a strange problem I don't recall ever seeing before. Running XP SP2, when you hover over the list of programs in the Programs menu of the Start Menu, nothing highlights and you're not able to select anything. Clicking anywhere in the menu actually closes the entire Start Menu and takes you back to the desktop.

I created a new user account on the machine and logged in under that, but the problem repeated itself there. Right now she has to reboot, and that will fix it for some random amount of time before it starts happening again. I haven't looked into System Restore, yet.
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Dec 2, 2001
Messages
18,625
#2
Maybe try a sfc /scannow

Its like something is stealing focus immediatly?

Give it a bit of a spyware/virus scan too and perhaps one of those hijackthis logs the kids love.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
Joined
Dec 27, 2001
Messages
7,626
#3
Yeah, it acts as if I'm browsing the desktop when I'm actually in the Programs menu.

I'll give the sfc /scannow command a shot. We ran Ad-Aware late last week when this problem started happening. A few minor things were discovered, but nothing that I would have attributed to this problem.
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2004
Messages
1,829
#4
Maybe test the Open Submenus when I pause on them with my mouse feature? Uncheck it and try? Vise Versa?

I dont know just a guess?
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
Joined
Dec 27, 2001
Messages
7,626
#5
Maybe test the Open Submenus when I pause on them with my mouse feature? Uncheck it and try? Vise Versa?

I dont know just a guess?
I ran sfc /scannow ... if that doesn't take care of it then I'll try your suggestion.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,978
Messages
673,321
Members
89,019
Latest member
Kaitlitings