Can't put shortcuts in start menu anymore


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About a week ago, I installed Windows Vista RC1. nVIDIA's drivers for Vista
didn't yet support SLI, so this morning I reinstalled XP. I only mention it
because even after a complete hard drive reformat, Vista's bootloader still
pops up, so I figure it may somehow be having other effects in my system.

Anyway, I noticed as I'm going about the process of getting my machine back
to how I like it that I can no longer drag and drop items onto the start menu
to add them as shortcuts. I've already set it to not display my most used
apps, so that isn't why. Whenever I drag an item onto the Start button, it
just displays that "no" sign, and doesn't open. This is really annoying,
because I heavily use the start menu as a launcher for the apps I use most.

Can anyone help me with this? The problem has persisted even after running
Windows Update and a restart.
 
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Nepatsfan

(e-mail address removed),
xen said:
About a week ago, I installed Windows Vista RC1. nVIDIA's
drivers for Vista didn't yet support SLI, so this morning I
reinstalled XP. I only mention it because even after a
complete hard drive reformat, Vista's bootloader still pops
up, so I figure it may somehow be having other effects in my
system.

Anyway, I noticed as I'm going about the process of getting
my machine back to how I like it that I can no longer drag
and drop items onto the start menu to add them as shortcuts.
I've already set it to not display my most used apps, so
that isn't why. Whenever I drag an item onto the Start
button, it just displays that "no" sign, and doesn't open.
This is really annoying, because I heavily use the start
menu as a launcher for the apps I use most.

Can anyone help me with this? The problem has persisted even
after running Windows Update and a restart.

Right click an open area on your Taskbar and select Properties
from the menu.
Click on the Start Menu tab.
Click on the Customize button.
If you're using the XP style Start Menu, click on the Advanced
tab.
Make sure "Enable dragging and dropping" is checked.
Click OK twice.

As for the Vista boot menu, you might want to take a look at
this program.

VistaBootPro
http://www.vistabootpro.org/

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 

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