Right click on Start Tab

  jbaker65 10:29 10 Feb 05

I used to open up my start file by right clicking on the start tab and then clicking 'open' Today I tried to do this and found 'Open' and 'Explore' were greyed out. Can anyone tell me how to get this function back?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:31 10 Feb 05

Depends on the OS you are using and any tweaking software you may have installed.

As a first option, try the system file checker




  jbaker65 11:07 10 Feb 05

I'm running Win 98se. I've tried sfc with no luck. I can of course still get to the start up program file via explorer but if possible I would like to get the original option back.

  jbaker65 11:22 16 Feb 05


  jbaker65 09:42 24 Feb 05


  Diodorus Siculus 10:16 24 Feb 05

Boot into dos mode

at the C:\ prompt type:

scanreg /fix

This will at least fix any minor problems with the registy which may be a cause.

Have you installed any tweaking programs, such as TweakUI?

  jbaker65 12:55 24 Feb 05

Thanks Diodorus, tried that and system file check. Yes I have tweak UI. I'm sure a complete re-install over the existing OS would fix it, but I don't particularly go down that route.

  jbaker65 15:43 24 Feb 05

I've now found an article (188209)on Microsoft support site which relates this problem to tweakUI. Unfortunately I don't have tweakUI on my computer and if I try to install it it comes up with another problem about kernel32.dll I think I'll just forget it and put it down to another of Windows idiosyncrosies.

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