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can't right click on start menu's item

when i go to start->all programs then i can't right click on any item which comes. however i can right click on start and all programs. except that i can right click on every where and the problem is with only start menu. how can i fix this without reinstalling windows xp. i am using windows xp pro.
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ashwini_mohan
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sramesh2kCommented:
See if this article applies:

Unable to right-click on the folders or shortcuts in the Start Menu:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/smrightclick.htm

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
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jvuzCommented:
Does it happen with every user?
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ram_einsteinCommented:
Right click on your taskbar (not start button or system tray or any folder: just the plain blue taskbar)>Properties>Start Menu Tab>(First Option)Start Menu option>Customize>Advanced Tab>(On the "Start Menu" list box) Check "Enable Dragging and Dropping"

(Or)

Control Panel>Switch to Classic view>Taskbar and Start Menu>Start Menu Tab>(First Option)Start Menu>Customize>Advanced Tab>(On the "Start Menu" list box) Check "Enable Dragging and Dropping"

Hope these instructions are clear,

ram_einstein
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sramesh2kCommented:
Isn't that what I said??
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sramesh2kCommented:
ee_ai_construct: Thanks for jumping in.

The "drag-and drop" solution was initially suggested by me, seen from the 1st URL:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/smrightclick.htm

I've also included the other possibility to rule-out the additional shell extensions which may be another possible root-cause.
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