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Anonymous
April 6, 2005 1:19:06 PM

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i am running XP professional and have never had this trouble before. I cannot
open any of the folders on my desktop or in my start menu. I get the
hourglass, the entire screen b.links black and comes back on and that's it.
When I run task manager, it says no applications are running. HELP!
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 3:05:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Post copies of any Error Reports in Event Viewer which corresponds in
time to an occurrence of the problem.

Make an exact note of the precise text of any error message. Minor
discrepancies can
make it harder to search for information about the error message.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Administrative Tools,
Event Viewer.
When researching the meaning of the error, information regarding Event
ID, Source
and Description are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the
error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a button
resembling two
pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer. Now start your
message
(email) and do a paste into the body of the message. This will paste the
info from the
Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the message. Make
sure this is
the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.


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Hope this helps.

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"Alexis43" <Alexis43@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4289FD29-72D4-469C-BC3B-342CD371400D@microsoft.com...
>i am running XP professional and have never had this trouble before. I
>cannot
> open any of the folders on my desktop or in my start menu. I get the
> hourglass, the entire screen b.links black and comes back on and
> that's it.
> When I run task manager, it says no applications are running. HELP!
!