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Windows 7: Can't use the Windows Start button...

04 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't use the Windows Start button...

Hi guys, I've just recently bought a Dell Inspiron 1564. Everything was working well for the past two weeks until yesterday night - Windows hanged and I was forced to restart the notebook.

Now this morning, everytime I bring up the Windows Start button, I can't click anything on the menu - and I can't even log off Windows from there. I tried and can't log off using Ctrl+Alt+Delete as well.

Can someone please help/advice what could be the cause to this problem? I left my notebook in Sleep mode most of the day yesterday while I run some errands but there was nothing running in it at that time and it definitely didn't overheat although I did left the power adapter plugged in (I forgot to turn it off)

Thanks in advance for any help/advice

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04 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChibiTenko View Post
Hi guys, I've just recently bought a Dell Inspiron 1564. Everything was working well for the past two weeks until yesterday night - Windows hanged and I was forced to restart the notebook.

Now this morning, everytime I bring up the Windows Start button, I can't click anything on the menu - and I can't even log off Windows from there. I tried and can't log off using Ctrl+Alt+Delete as well.

Can someone please help/advice what could be the cause to this problem? I left my notebook in Sleep mode most of the day yesterday while I run some errands but there was nothing running in it at that time and it definitely didn't overheat although I did left the power adapter plugged in (I forgot to turn it off)

Thanks in advance for any help/advice
Can you boot from the win 7 DVD? can you safe boot (F8)?

Ken
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04 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Ken, thanks for the advice. I tried booting it from the DVD but nothing seems to work. However, I did a System Restore back to 31st/March and now everything is fine. I guess it could've been a Windows update.
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