Three times in last few days start menu opens OK, but when I click on 'search' or 'run' it tells me 'Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want to create one on the desktop?' Which I do, but a restart cures it. All other programmes on the menu open OK. Just now when I clicked on 'Start' the menu had shrunk to about 4 x 3 inches with a large black window within it. I think only 'search' and 'run' were there, but gave me the same shortcut warning. A restart cured the problem. Since this first occurred I have done Norton virus sweep, AVG s/w, Adaware, Spybot, Multi Virus cleaner all with nill result. I am wary of using crap cleaner in case I tick a wrong box. Not a major problem, or could it become one? Any ideas please. Thanks
Taff, Apologies for late reply. Couldn't run scannow-- kept asking for CD that I don't have and couldn't proceed further. Problem hasn't recurred today ( yet !), but will leave thread open for a while in case of further suggestions. Thanks anyway.
Taff: Appreciate your assistance, but have no Win. CDs.. Have a couple of 'Ghosts' on different drives. I used Reg. Mech 5.0 yesterday ( which I forgot I had!) . Cleared 68 errors and the problem hasn't re-curred. So I think I will leave for the moment. Again--many thanks. If it doesn't recurr in the next couple of days I will resolve.
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