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March 18, 2005 2:05:27 PM

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hello, i have a problem that sometimes occurs on my windows XP home PC.
Sometimes, rarely, if I click on the Start button the menu appears as normal
but all sub-menus cannot be built and the PC beeps. One of my quicklaunch
icons also changes to a default windows icon. A reboot fixes the problem.
Anybody know how to cure this?

Thanks

Ian

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Anonymous
March 18, 2005 2:05:28 PM

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Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the command : CHKDSK /R

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Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"IanM" <i_m_@j_v_f_.co.uk> wrote in message news:uzCjlp6KFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> hello, i have a problem that sometimes occurs on my windows XP home PC. Sometimes, rarely, if I click on the Start button the menu
> appears as normal but all sub-menus cannot be built and the PC beeps. One of my quicklaunch icons also changes to a default
> windows icon. A reboot fixes the problem. Anybody know how to cure this?
>
> Thanks
>
> Ian
>
March 18, 2005 5:46:09 PM

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"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o 44X2d8KFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the
> command : CHKDSK /R
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> .
> "IanM" <i_m_@j_v_f_.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:uzCjlp6KFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> hello, i have a problem that sometimes occurs on my windows XP home PC.
>> Sometimes, rarely, if I click on the Start button the menu appears as
>> normal but all sub-menus cannot be built and the PC beeps. One of my
>> quicklaunch icons also changes to a default windows icon. A reboot fixes
>> the problem. Anybody know how to cure this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Ian
>>
Hi Mark,

I am intrigued to know why you think that would work? Are you under the
impression my hard disk is corrupted?

Ian
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Anonymous
March 18, 2005 5:46:10 PM

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you will have to try it to know that

--

Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
..
"IanM" <i_m_@j_v_f_.co.uk> wrote in message news:%236cr6k8KFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:o 44X2d8KFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the command : CHKDSK /R
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> .
>> "IanM" <i_m_@j_v_f_.co.uk> wrote in message news:uzCjlp6KFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> hello, i have a problem that sometimes occurs on my windows XP home PC. Sometimes, rarely, if I click on the Start button the
>>> menu appears as normal but all sub-menus cannot be built and the PC beeps. One of my quicklaunch icons also changes to a default
>>> windows icon. A reboot fixes the problem. Anybody know how to cure this?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Ian
>>>
> Hi Mark,
>
> I am intrigued to know why you think that would work? Are you under the impression my hard disk is corrupted?
>
> Ian
>
March 18, 2005 6:44:29 PM

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"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o XOSit8KFHA.2716@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> you will have to try it to know that
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> .
> "IanM" <i_m_@j_v_f_.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:%236cr6k8KFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o 44X2d8KFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the
>>> command : CHKDSK /R
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
>>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>>> marfers notes for windows xp
>>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>>> .
>>> "IanM" <i_m_@j_v_f_.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> news:uzCjlp6KFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> hello, i have a problem that sometimes occurs on my windows XP home PC.
>>>> Sometimes, rarely, if I click on the Start button the menu appears as
>>>> normal but all sub-menus cannot be built and the PC beeps. One of my
>>>> quicklaunch icons also changes to a default windows icon. A reboot
>>>> fixes the problem. Anybody know how to cure this?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Ian
>>>>
>> Hi Mark,
>>
>> I am intrigued to know why you think that would work? Are you under the
>> impression my hard disk is corrupted?
>>
>> Ian
>>
>
>
I will try it, I just dont see how a reboot clears the problem
!