Thanks in advance for your help.
SS CMS often renders the menu by duplicating itself and overlaying the second one over the first. It's extremely fustrating as neither are functional. I can manually reset the CMS/menu by going to localhost:3000/admin/show/n.
I use Vista Home Premium, and the problem occurs both on IE 7.0.6000.16609 and FF 188.8.131.52.