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nothing works on the desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by macannaster, Apr 12, 2008.

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  1. macannaster

    macannaster Thread Starter

    Nov 20, 2007

    This happens about 90% of the time when I have booted win xp (sp2) on my laptop: The start menu will pop up for me, but when i hover the mouse over it, it doesn't register this at all, it is inaccessable past the initial menu. Also, all forders and files, apart from direct exe files, like the one for my browser, are also innaccessable, I double click, the hourglass on the pointer shows some activity, and then, nothing. To shut down the computer I have to use ctrl+alt+del. Any suggestions/answers to this problem much appreciated.(y)
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
  3. Event3horizon

    Event3horizon Banned

    Mar 11, 2008
    try running in safe mode to see if same issues happen and report back here if they do or if they go away. Start your computer and before you see the XP load screen press F8 multiple times until you see windows advanced boot options menu then select safe mode, the windows xp, then let it load.
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