I've inherited a Windows XP pro sp3 machine at work. Everything else is fine, but Windows key shortcuts don't work.
Anytime I issue a Windows key combination, the start menu pops open after I release a key, and the normal action doesn't happen. For exmaple, to open the run box: I'll press Win, then leaving it held down press R .. nothing happens. As soon as I release either key, the start menu opens, but no run box.
Clearly something is screwy - I'm assuming the previous user installed some software that has this as a side effect. I am running under a newly-created admin user. The machine is a Dell T3400 with pretty standard office software (Visual Studio, Office, Photoshop CS4) and not much else.
Has anyone seen this behavior before? Anyone have an idea about where to start looking to fix it (in the registry or elseware)?