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Start button | apps not all working RRS feed

  • Question

  • A few days after getting Vista, some applications on my Start button list stopped working. I would have to drill down to the executable or run them from Start | All Programs. However, some apps run fine from Start Button (IE, Outlook). I noticed the other day asI was opening one of my apps (Snag It), I got the generic Windows Installer pop-up. Up till then, Snag It would open jsut fine but hasn't since.

     

    These same apps WILL run from Start | All Programs, but not just from Start.

     

    I tried installing Service Pack 1 this afternoon which didn't fix the issue.

     

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:56 PM

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  • Do you have any 3rd party context menu items?

     

    Try the troubleshooting outlined here.

     

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

     

     

    Keith

     

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 11:39 PM
  • Thanks Keith. Yup #12 under symptoms is me. I tried the first registry fix under Method #1 but that didn't fix it. I'm going to try the 5th registry fix. Hoping that'll do the trick - I'll let you know. If not, it'll be re-image time!

    Friday, March 21, 2008 4:03 PM