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Old 03-25-2005, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This has been happening for quite a while, but I've been puting up with it until now.

Every once in a while, after using the computer most of the day or within a few days (using sleep mode at night), the Start button along with the quicklaunch will stop working.

One of two things happens: The start button completely wont work, and upon pressing the windows key to open it it just "ding"s, OR I can open the start menu but none of the openable items, (such as Programs, Settings, etc) will work.

As for the quicklaunch, the >> button to see the rest of my icons flat out doesnt work as well. The Quicklaunch buttons do work, though.

When I restart my computer (the only way to fix the problem) all my quicklaunch icons are out of order and I have to rearrange them to my liking.

What can be causing this? Is it maybe some specific program? Registry problem? Your guess is as good as mine. I hope it's just some dumb thing but probably not.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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start with the basics... Virus, adware, spyware, malware...

scan for them and see what is found.
Next would be to create a new profile for your self and see if that resovles the problem...
I have see this before and it's ussual cause is related to profile corruption.
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It's definatly nothing basic like malware of any sort. I'll check up on other profiles/users and see what happens.
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