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Slow Start Menu Solution (Windows XP)

This might possibly work for other Windows versions.
I finally found the solution to the crappy start menu taking forever to load submenus! Thank you Phancy who pointed out to this solution in http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/very-slow-start-menu-please-help/20993.html#10. You're a genious!

Simply delete EVERY F***N desktop.ini file in ALL start menus that affect you (wait there's more than 1? Yes, the beautiful complications of Microsoft developments). HOW? It can get tricky if you're a novice user, here the step-by-step guide:

0. You should know Windows (XP at least) keeps your start menu in the C:\Documents and Settings\[Username] foder. "C" can change depending on which drive letter is assigned to the drive or partition from where Windows is running. Obviously, [Username] is to be changed by YOUR user name, ie "Patrick" (shold be your Windows screen name used at the home screen if you use that. BUT there's also an "All Users"…