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Old 05-28-2006, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default shortcuts on desktop stop working, reboot comp, then they work, then stop... WTF??

first off, i'm running xp...

i have shortcuts on my desktop to folders that i use often. if i just boot up the comp, they work fine. after the comp has been on a while(i never shut it off, so after a day or two), the shortcuts stop working, but only shortcuts to a folder. shortcuts to a program work fine. i can still get to the folders by clicking on my computer, then going to the folder, but it's more aof a pain to do it this way.

if i reboot, they work fine again, for a while. then back to what i just explained.

WTF is going on???
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Open System Restore back to the date when you "stopped" using the computer.
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's been doing this for about a year now....
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For a year?

I dont think System Restore will go that far.

Can you post a screenshot of what's happening?


*Press Print Screen on your keyboard
*Upload the image to www.PhotoBucket.com
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there's nothing to cature in a screenshot, when i click on the shortcut it doesn't give me an error code or anything, it just doesnt open up.

the little hourglass appears next to the mouse pointer, but then goes away and doesnt open it up.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the same sort of problem, but I could open the folders/programs from the desktop, but when I went to an application like Word and tried to access the shortcut to a folder, it didnt work.

Spent about 1 hour with MS on the phone, they didnt know what to do. I had to reinstall the OS.
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wow that sucks. there is absolutly NO WAY i would consider reinstalling xp, i have about 300GB on my hard drives that would have to reinstalled, would take forever
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Hello,

Ay specific shortcuts...or does it happen with virtually all of them?
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only shortcuts to a folder. shortcuts to all programs work fine
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try right clicking and open...
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