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"Customize Classic Start Menu" [Clear] freezes...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RJK, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. RJK

    RJK Flightless Bird

    XP Home SP3+

    The "Customize Classic Start Menu" window, when I click the [Clear] button,
    to clear the list of recently accessed documents, causes that menu box to
    stop responding, and I end up clicking the top right x and then clicking
    the "End Now" button, and then the Desktop reloads.

    I've tried two registry fixes from Kelly's corner which didn't fix it,
    "Start Button and Taskbar repair," and re-registered the *.dll's for
    explorer .exe
    ...and I ran a shell repair ...no go !

    Have been trying all day to track down the source of atdmt cookies that
    keep appearing, having tried all sorts to block them, have a feeling I
    shall end up posting a hjt log somewhere soon.

    Any thoughts muchly appreciated,

    I'm off to bed !

    regards, Richard
     
  2. The Real Truth MVP

    The Real Truth MVP Flightless Bird

    Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here http://www.ms-mvp.org/ if
    that does not work then see if CCleaner will clear it
    http://www.ccleaner.com/



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    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
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    "RJK" <nosuch@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:u%23ORTGxlKHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > XP Home SP3+
    >
    > The "Customize Classic Start Menu" window, when I click the [Clear]
    > button, to clear the list of recently accessed documents, causes that menu
    > box to stop responding, and I end up clicking the top right x and then
    > clicking the "End Now" button, and then the Desktop reloads.
    >
    > I've tried two registry fixes from Kelly's corner which didn't fix it,
    > "Start Button and Taskbar repair," and re-registered the *.dll's for
    > explorer .exe
    > ..and I ran a shell repair ...no go !
    >
    > Have been trying all day to track down the source of atdmt cookies that
    > keep appearing, having tried all sorts to block them, have a feeling I
    > shall end up posting a hjt log somewhere soon.
    >
    > Any thoughts muchly appreciated,
    >
    > I'm off to bed !
    >
    > regards, Richard
    >
     
  3. Barry Schwarz

    Barry Schwarz Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:43:15 -0800, "The Real Truth MVP"
    <trt@void.com> wrote:

    >Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here http://www.ms-mvp.org/ if


    This is not the MVP site despite its fake logos.

    The correct MVP site is http://www.mvps.org/.

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  4. FromTheRafters

    FromTheRafters Flightless Bird

    "Barry Schwarz" <schwarzb@dqel.com> wrote in message
    news:u2vtm5lrqhco03fcqcdp251nlllkahnkn8@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:43:15 -0800, "The Real Truth MVP"
    > <trt@void.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here
    >>http://www.ms-mvp.org/ if

    >
    > This is not the MVP site despite its fake logos.
    >
    > The correct MVP site is http://www.mvps.org/.


    Thank you for your timely response. Been sitting here three weeks just
    wondering whether or not to trust that site.
     
  5. The Real Truth MVP

    The Real Truth MVP Flightless Bird

    You can go to whatever site you want but you will only find my fix tools
    here http://www.ms-mvp.org on my MVP site.



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    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
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    "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
    news:-OonvMYEqKHA.1544@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > "Barry Schwarz" <schwarzb@dqel.com> wrote in message
    > news:u2vtm5lrqhco03fcqcdp251nlllkahnkn8@4ax.com...
    >> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:43:15 -0800, "The Real Truth MVP"
    >> <trt@void.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here http://www.ms-mvp.org/
    >>>if

    >>
    >> This is not the MVP site despite its fake logos.
    >>
    >> The correct MVP site is http://www.mvps.org/.

    >
    > Thank you for your timely response. Been sitting here three weeks just
    > wondering whether or not to trust that site.
    >
     
  6. FromTheRafters

    FromTheRafters Flightless Bird

    "The Real Truth MVP" <trt@void.com> wrote in message
    news:4b6f6395$0$27473$88263eea@blocknews.net...
    > You can go to whatever site you want but you will only find my fix
    > tools here http://www.ms-mvp.org on my MVP site.


    Will it be any safer if I wait another three weeks?

    What does MVP stand for?
     
  7. David Kaye

    David Kaye Flightless Bird

    "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org> wrote:

    >Thank you for your timely response. Been sitting here three weeks just
    >wondering whether or not to trust that site.


    I'm always suspicious of websites where the English is poor, punctuation is
    weird, and words are unnecessarily capitalized. Also, there seems to be no
    mention of who the woman is whose photo appears on the site and on the blog.
    Anybody who does this for a living, especially if they're an MS MVP would
    surely list their name.
     
  8. David Kaye

    David Kaye Flightless Bird

    "The Real Truth MVP" <trt@void.com> wrote:
    >You can go to whatever site you want but you will only find my fix tools
    >here http://www.ms-mvp.org on my MVP site.


    If you're such a hotshot, why don't you post your name, contact information,
    or even a valid address. I'm sorry, but "void.com" is not good enough. Post
    some VALID qualifying information. Any REAL Microsoft MVP posts their true
    identity and a way to reach them.

    I also note that the downloads on your site point to numbered, servers that
    don't resolve to any names or locations. This is not a good sign, either.

    In short, I wouldn't trust your website for any pupose.
     
  9. 20100208

    20100208 Flightless Bird

    FromTheRafters wrote:

    >What does MVP stand for?
    >
    >

    Microsoft Valuable Pig. Pig-Bear is one such example; Other is Susie
    Ramlet (c0ck S u c k e r and professional escort) or whatever she calls
    herself now.

    hth
     
  10. FromTheRafters

    FromTheRafters Flightless Bird

    "David Kaye" <sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hko7ig$asa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org> wrote:
    >
    >>Thank you for your timely response. Been sitting here three weeks just
    >>wondering whether or not to trust that site.

    >
    > I'm always suspicious of websites where the English is poor,
    > punctuation is
    > weird, and words are unnecessarily capitalized. Also, there seems to
    > be no
    > mention of who the woman is whose photo appears on the site and on the
    > blog.
    > Anybody who does this for a living, especially if they're an MS MVP
    > would
    > surely list their name.


    Participants in the Microsoft MVP program have worked hard to develop a
    history of trustworthiness. It somehow seems fitting that TRT would try
    to use the hard work of others to further its own agenda, since this is
    also how it gets its programs (claiming others' work as its own).

    Regarding the "poor English" - much of the *best* technical information
    on the net is written in broken English.
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 05:34:11 GMT, sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye)
    wrote:

    >"The Real Truth MVP" <trt@void.com> wrote:
    >>You can go to whatever site you want but you will only find my fix tools
    >>here http://www.ms-mvp.org on my MVP site.

    >
    >If you're such a hotshot, why don't you post your name, contact information,
    >or even a valid address. I'm sorry, but "void.com" is not good enough. Post
    >some VALID qualifying information. Any REAL Microsoft MVP posts their true
    >identity and a way to reach them.
    >
    >I also note that the downloads on your site point to numbered, servers that
    >don't resolve to any names or locations. This is not a good sign, either.
    >
    >In short, I wouldn't trust your website for any pupose.


    Sorry , s/he can`t do that , against his/her human rights . ;-)
     
  12. MEB

    MEB Flightless Bird

    On 02/08/2010 07:10 AM, FromTheRafters wrote:
    > "David Kaye" <sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hko7ig$asa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Thank you for your timely response. Been sitting here three weeks just
    >>> wondering whether or not to trust that site.

    >>
    >> I'm always suspicious of websites where the English is poor,
    >> punctuation is
    >> weird, and words are unnecessarily capitalized. Also, there seems to
    >> be no
    >> mention of who the woman is whose photo appears on the site and on the
    >> blog.
    >> Anybody who does this for a living, especially if they're an MS MVP
    >> would
    >> surely list their name.

    >
    > Participants in the Microsoft MVP program have worked hard to develop a
    > history of trustworthiness. It somehow seems fitting that TRT would try
    > to use the hard work of others to further its own agenda, since this is
    > also how it gets its programs (claiming others' work as its own).
    >
    > Regarding the "poor English" - much of the *best* technical information
    > on the net is written in broken English.
    >
    >


    Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS English
    and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must limit
    my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is not
    meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in the
    courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.

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  13. Leythos

    Leythos Flightless Bird

    In article <OonvMYEqKHA.1544@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>, erratic
    @nomail.afraid.org says...
    >
    > "Barry Schwarz" <schwarzb@dqel.com> wrote in message
    > news:u2vtm5lrqhco03fcqcdp251nlllkahnkn8@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:43:15 -0800, "The Real Truth MVP"
    > > <trt@void.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>Try my Explorer Shell Fix tool. Download it here
    > >>http://www.ms-mvp.XXX/ if

    > >
    > > This is not the MVP site despite its fake logos.
    > >

    > Thank you for your timely response. Been sitting here three weeks just
    > wondering whether or not to trust that site.


    No reputable person will tell you to trust anything from PCBUTTS1.COM,
    it's known and proven to contain pirated works from others as well as
    hacked works from others.

    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@rrohio.com (remove 999 for proper email address)
     
  14. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    wrote:


    > Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    > knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    > nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    > That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS English
    > and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    > scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    > lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must limit
    > my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    > college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is not
    > meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in the
    > courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.



    I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    things:

    1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."

    2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."

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  15. MEB

    MEB Flightless Bird

    On 02/08/2010 05:38 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    >> knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    >> nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    >> That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS English
    >> and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    >> scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    >> lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must limit
    >> my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    >> college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is not
    >> meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in the
    >> courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.

    >
    >
    > I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    > errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    > things:
    >
    > 1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."
    >
    > 2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."
    >


    I love that,,, so you did pay attention...

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  16. MEB

    MEB Flightless Bird

    On 02/08/2010 05:53 PM, MEB wrote:
    > On 02/08/2010 05:38 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >> On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    >>> knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    >>> nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    >>> That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS English
    >>> and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    >>> scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    >>> lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must limit
    >>> my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    >>> college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is not
    >>> meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in the
    >>> courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.

    >>
    >>
    >> I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    >> errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    >> things:
    >>
    >> 1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."
    >>
    >> 2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."
    >>

    >
    > I love that,,, so you did pay attention...
    >


    Oh, and actually those were correct in the context used...

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  17. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:00:00 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    > On 02/08/2010 05:53 PM, MEB wrote:
    > > On 02/08/2010 05:38 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > >> On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>> Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    > >>> knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    > >>> nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    > >>> That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS English
    > >>> and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    > >>> scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    > >>> lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must limit
    > >>> my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    > >>> college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is not
    > >>> meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in the
    > >>> courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    > >> errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    > >> things:
    > >>
    > >> 1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."
    > >>
    > >> 2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."
    > >>

    > >
    > > I love that,,, so you did pay attention...
    > >

    >
    > Oh, and actually those were correct in the context used...



    Wrong, but you are welcome to believe whatever you want. I won't argue
    with you.

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  18. MEB

    MEB Flightless Bird

    On 02/08/2010 07:39 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:00:00 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 02/08/2010 05:53 PM, MEB wrote:
    >>> On 02/08/2010 05:38 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    >>>> On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    >>>>> knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    >>>>> nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    >>>>> That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS English
    >>>>> and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    >>>>> scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    >>>>> lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must limit
    >>>>> my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    >>>>> college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is not
    >>>>> meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in the
    >>>>> courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    >>>> errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    >>>> things:
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."
    >>>>
    >>>> 2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I love that,,, so you did pay attention...
    >>>

    >>
    >> Oh, and actually those were correct in the context used...

    >
    >
    > Wrong, but you are welcome to believe whatever you want. I won't argue
    > with you.
    >


    WRONG, but YOU are welcome to believe whatever YOU want. I will argue
    with you if you wish. We can begin anytime you wish.

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  19. FromTheRafters

    FromTheRafters Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:b741n59mjnn15206q6o5bif6u2on412es8@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    >> knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    >> nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    >> That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS
    >> English
    >> and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    >> scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    >> lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must
    >> limit
    >> my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    >> college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is
    >> not
    >> meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in
    >> the
    >> courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.

    >
    >
    > I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    > errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    > things:
    >
    > 1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."
    >
    > 2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."


    ....and I suppose a purist would insist on the either/or pairing -
    neither nor in this case.

    I usually don't comment on such things because my own language usage is
    far from perfect. My point was that many legitimate websites would be
    suspicious looking if proper language usage was the only gauge. Many of
    Microsoft's own pages could use proofreading.
     
  20. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 20:18:56 -0500, "FromTheRafters" <erratic
    @nomail.afraid.org> wrote:

    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:b741n59mjnn15206q6o5bif6u2on412es8@4ax.com...
    > > On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:43:30 -0500, MEB <MEB-not-here@hotmail.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> Yeah, it seems that a large percentage of experts or the most
    > >> knowledgeable people ARE from foreign non-English native language
    > >> nations. The same holds true for Linux and other OSs.
    > >> That does not, however, excuse those whose native language IS
    > >> English
    > >> and their poor grammar and writing, though per most info, the general
    > >> scale is around 8th grade reading and comprehension skills with even
    > >> lower writing abilities [around 6th grade]. For instance: I must
    > >> limit
    > >> my writing style to 12th grade level [in formal documents] or even
    > >> college graduates and supposed professionals get lost; and this is
    > >> not
    > >> meant as anything more than a plain statement of fact [born out in
    > >> the
    > >> courts], e.g., it is not a derogatory comment nor bragging.

    > >
    > >
    > > I normally avoid correcting people's spelling, grammar, or usage
    > > errors, but considering what you've said here, let me point out two
    > > things:
    > >
    > > 1. That last phrase in parentheses should be "borne out in court."
    > >
    > > 2. The "e.g." in that last sentence should be "i. e."

    >
    > ...and I suppose a purist would insist on the either/or pairing -
    > neither nor in this case.



    Right! I missed that.


    >
    > I usually don't comment on such things because my own language usage is
    > far from perfect. My point was that many legitimate websites would be
    > suspicious looking if proper language usage was the only gauge.




    I usually don't comment on such things because despite not being
    perfect myself, it's simply rude. I commented in this case only
    because I was commenting on the English of a commenter.


    > Many of
    > Microsoft's own pages could use proofreading.



    Yep!

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