black hole

  sinbad1 22:00 15 Sep 2004

I appear to have a problem with the start menu when i first star the computer everything is ok i can click start and access my programs as normal.
after a while when i click start there is a black square where ecent programs usually are and i am not able toveiw programs? if i reboot it comes back for a while.
I am running xp home with sp2 installed, running adware and avast antivirus shows no prob.
anyone any ideas what may be the cause.

  stalion 22:22 15 Sep 2004

do you have a software conflict with sp2
click here

  Dan the Confused 22:30 15 Sep 2004

System file prob? click start>run and type sfc /scannow (press enter), note the space.

  sinbad1 23:00 15 Sep 2004

stalion dont think its a firewall problem
like dan the confused says its a windows problem?

when i
type sfc scannow i get dos screen breifly should this be?

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