Strange Start Menu Behavior

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poozler

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When I click on Run or my Outlook Express icon (on Start Menu) I get this message instead:

Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?

I can open OE from another shortcut and Run opens from Winkey + R.

Another strange thing is that after a while the recently run programs list on the Start Menu
turns into a solid black bar.

http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/6096/weird9qu.jpg

This problem usually starts after I have been using computer for a while, never at start up.

I can fix it by closing explorer.exe from Task manager and then restarting it.

Have scanned with MS Anti Spyware, Adaware, AVG, Trend Micro AV and spyware scanner. They all find nothing.

Using XP PRO SP2 all current on critical updates.
 
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