Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't right click in Start Menu

24 Oct 2010   #1
CADavis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't right click in Start Menu

Whenever I right click on a program in the start menu, nothing happens. I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 from a SD Card. I don't know what the problem could be, I've never had this issue before, if anyone can point me in the right direction to fix this I would be greatly appreciative.


Thanks a mill,
CADavis


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try left click, the mouse buttons may have to be reset.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hello and welcome to the forums

try this to start with

Perform a SFC Scan

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time

3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Windows 7 DVD for this process to continue

4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.

more information herehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Oct 2010   #4
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Make sure that you have the following option ticked in the task bar and start menu settings: 'Enable context menus and dragging and dropping"

(it's under customize area.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CADavis View Post
Whenever I right click on a program in the start menu, nothing happens. I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 from a SD Card. I don't know what the problem could be, I've never had this issue before, if anyone can point me in the right direction to fix this I would be greatly appreciative.


Thanks a mill,
CADavis
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2010   #5
CADavis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

that was the problem, for some reason the box for 'Enable context menus and dragging and dropping" had become unchecked.


Problem fixed thanks everyone for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't right click in Start Menu




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
unable to right-click items in start menu??
I've recently reinstalled my system and I set my systems' Windows Update to download/install only the Important updates, not the recommended or optional ones. I think those are still sitting in the optional updates menu, but I really can't tell for sure.. I just know there are 53 of them. Anyway...
General Discussion
Start menu not letting me right click or remove programs?
My start menu will not let me right-click any link such as "Computer" and it will not let me remove any program from the start list. Again, because it wont let me right-click it.
General Discussion
Auto-Right Click in search bar when I open start menu
Hi, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit. For other system specs I have added them to my profile. When I open the start menu whether it be with the windows key or mouse click a right click menu pops up and appears to be right clicked inside the search bar, I tested this by copying some text...
General Discussion
Left click brings up right click context menu on desktop
For the last few weeks whenever I left click on the desktop it brings the right click menu. This dosen't happen in the browser (firefox), but only in the windows desktop and start menu. However i the browser if I am on a web player like youtube, the portion that displays the video fails to display...
General Discussion
Computer restarts as soon as i click the start menu everytime
When i click the start button my pc restarts everyime without warning or error no idea why i have formatted it and it does no good i am using windows 7 64 bit sp1
General Discussion
How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu
How to Customize the Start Button right click context menu? I've used custom Registry entries since Windows 95 to add several stock programs to the right click context menu for the Start button. In Windows 7 Pro - right click on the Start button to see a context menu: Two options...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App