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Windows 7: Start button problem


20 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
 
 
Start button problem

Can someone please take a look at the picture i have attached and explain to me what has happened to my start button and how to fix it. I can see my correct button there but as you can see it is underneath the strange square which i never saw until i turned my computer on today. Thanks in advance.




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20 Feb 2010   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try this application
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20 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Try this application
nice idea but sadly i already tried it. do you think restorator would work?
nevermind i tried restorator and it didnt work. unless there is some other process i can do with it
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03 Mar 2010   #4

windows 7/linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gohardsupreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Try this application
nice idea but sadly i already tried it. do you think restorator would work?
nevermind i tried restorator and it didnt work. unless there is some other process i can do with it
Yea they both wouldn't work for me eather blahhh

error
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.
************** Exception Text **************
System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'r.bmp' because it is being used by another process.
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileSystem.FileCopy(String Source, String Destination)
at Windows_7_Start_Button_Changer.Main.OpenOrbDialog_FileOk(Object sender, CancelEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.FileDialog.OnFileOk(CancelEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.FileDialog.HandleVistaFileOk(IFileDialog dialog)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Fra...7/mscorlib.dll
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Windows 7 Start Button Changer
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version:
CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Tyler/Downloads/Pro...%20Changer.exe
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Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL...isualBasic.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL...089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL...dows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL...em.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL...e.Remoting.dll
----------------------------------------
************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.
For example:
<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>
When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box
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03 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Looks like the start orb was changed to a new york yankees button. That means it was moddified somehow. Check your windows directory and look for explorer.exe then look for somekind of explorer_backup.exe file. it might be named something else.

If there is no backup, then your explorer.exe was modified and no back up was made prior too it.

Try getting a new copy of explorer.exe
Try using sytem restore and restore to a point prior to the issue.
I know that explorer keeps backups. Do a search for explorer.exe and you may find a backup hidden deep in winsxs folder.

OR look around for the default start orb. Then use that image and apply it to your explorer.exe. MANY tutorials on how to do it manually. Im sure you need to set permissions first.

Good luck.
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03 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

^ If you need a new explorer.exe, I have a backup copy (for build 7200 X86)... never tried swapping explorer apps but it might work if you really need it to.
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03 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7 home premium sp1 x86
 
 

thanks for the help guys but i was able to figure out that my transparency program glass2k was causing the problem.
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03 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

May I suggest a better one?

xD
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