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Baulky Start Menu After Booting Computer

In Category: Windows XP

To restore Start Menu responsiveness:

If You Are NOT Part Of A Network

Click [Start] [Run], type MSCONFIG and click [OK]
Click the [Services] tab
Remove the checkmark from 'Workstation' and click [Apply] [OK]
Reboot the computer.
A 'reminder' or 'nag' screen will appear telling you that services have been disabled. Disable the reminders.

If You Are Part Of A Network

Click [Start] [Control Panel] [Network and Internet Connections]
Click [Network Connections]
Right click your network connection and select [Properties]
Uncheck [File and Print Sharing]
Reboot the computer.
If needed, repeat the above steps and check [File and Print Sharing] followed by another reboot.

The items on the [Start Menu] should be functioning normally


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