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    Start Menu Delay

    Hello

    A recent problem has occured where on some computers it takes roughly 30 seconds for the Start Menu to display the list of programs in All Programs.

    I have read somewhere that this can br caused by shortcuts which are no longer active?

    Could this really be the problem or are there any other suggestions?

    Thankyou in advance

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    Are your start menus redirected to a network share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bankesy View Post
    I have read somewhere that this can br caused by shortcuts which are no longer active?
    If they're pointing to a network share, then yes it'll be this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    If they're pointing to a network share, then yes it'll be this.
    +1 we experienced this also some years back

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    Are you using Windows Vista by chance?

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    I use a local start menu that is copied to the machine on startup and one of the shortcuts was point to an app installed on the server that i uninstalled as it was no longer used and i forgot to remove the shortcut!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bankesy View Post
    Hello

    A recent problem has occured where on some computers it takes roughly 30 seconds for the Start Menu to display the list of programs in All Programs.

    I have read somewhere that this can br caused by shortcuts which are no longer active?

    Could this really be the problem or are there any other suggestions?

    Thankyou in advance
    yup ive had this when somone turned off an espresso box the start menu took forever to appear 1st time soon as espresso box was back problem went away

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    I've seen this when one of the shortcut items in the start menu points to a broken unc path it times out trying to display the icon or something.

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    At my old school we used this in the log in script.

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