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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


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24 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try left click, the mouse buttons may have to be reset.
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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
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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
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