Vista Start Menu pop-out menus non-responsive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RJ Muller, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. RJ Muller

    RJ Muller Guest

    On Monday, I installed Windows Vista (Business) as a clean install. All was
    Now that I've finished installing my software (Office 2007, Visual Studio
    2005 - with the Vista service pack, SQL Server 2005 SP2, Symantec Antivirus
    10.2 client) and had all the updates from Windows Update installed, all the
    menus that pop-out to the right of the start menu (Favorites, Recent Items,
    Administrative Tools, and the Shut Down/Restart, etc.. menu) don't work!
    They appear normally, but nothing is selected as I hover over items and if I
    click (either button) the menu just disappears.
    I have tried enabling single-clicking and double-clicking. I have tried
    switching to the 'Calssic Menu' (which works fine), but when I go back to the
    Vista menu, it's a no-go.
    Has anyone had/heard of something similar? Do you have a solution (other
    than re-installing everything again!).
    RJ Muller, Oct 19, 2007
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  2. RJ Muller

    brink Guest

    Hi RJ,

    There is no solution for this yet, but there is a way to get it working
    again easily. Luckily it does not happen often. You just need to
    either restart the computer or restart explorer. This tutorial will
    show you how to restart explorer. It will save you time from having to
    go through a complete restart.



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Oct 19, 2007
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  3. RJ Muller

    RJ Muller Guest

    Thanks for the response and suggestion, brink!

    I had tried restarting the machine several times (I'm used to that after
    years of experience with previous versions of Windows ;-)). The problem
    persisted; however, shortly after I resorted to posting my problem here,
    explorer.exe crashed. Upon restart, Vista itself deirected me to KB941649. I
    installed the update and the problem has gone away.

    BTW.. as far as restarting the machine, which was a necessary and extremely
    frequent activity with Win95, and 98, and NT4, I found Windows 2000
    incredibly stable (running for months at a time without having to reboot). XP
    was pretty good too, but not as stable - "The system has recovered from a
    serious error" messages appeared a bit too often for comfort. Too early to
    tell regarding Vista, but so far I'm very pleased.
    RJ Muller, Oct 22, 2007
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    brink Guest

    LOL RJM,

    I hear you and know what you mean about restarting in those older
    Windows versions. ;)

    So far, I'm doing pretty good with the 64 bit Vista, and happy with it

    I am glad you were able to get your problem resolved. Thank you for
    the feedback on the hotfix.



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Oct 22, 2007
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