Visiting friend tomorrow morning and she has Windows XP with an unresponsive Start button. The mouse nor the Windows key activates the Start button and so when in desparation she shuts down via Ctrl+Alt+Delete the systems hangs as it "saves settings" , she gets fed up and unplugs the thing. Any thoughts. Thanks Neill
Until someone comes up with a solution, use ALT+F4 to get the shutdown menu (if you have a internet browser window open, it will close that first then pressing ALT+F4 again will give you the start/shutdown menu.
or ctrl+alt+del then click shutdown on the menu bar.
If you have got a My computer icon on your desktop double left click it, right click the C drive (if that is the one with XP on it0, left click Properties, left click tools, tick both boxes then left click start, you will then get a box up just click Yes and ten turn of the computer and restart it and this will repair the registry.