I have a strange and frustrating problem with the start menu on a Windows XP Home Edition SP2 Compaq Presario laptop.
If you click 'Start' as normal and double click on any applications as normal then they do not open. I have to right click the application and select 'Open' in order for the application to open.
But to confuse the issue further the Control Panel opens as normal with a double click. So it appears to be shortcuts to .exe files that do not open after they have been double-clicked.
Has anyone any ideas what could be causing this irritation??
Many thanks for your help in advance.