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Windows 7: Start menu issue

15 Jan 2012   #1
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Start menu issue

Can anyone help here please: Since updating my Win7 x64 I find that many of my programs will not open via the Start Menu, although they will open via the desktop. Is there any way to refresh or repair the Start Menu without re-associating every shortcut on the menu?

Thanks for any/all help.


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15 Jan 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

start off with a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
once completed, requires restart. and post back.
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15 Jan 2012   #3
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I received the following message when I tried running the sfc scan:

Windows Resource Protection could not start the Repair Service.

Strange as I used this scan a couple of days back?

Thank you for your time.
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15 Jan 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

any changes you made to your computer after those few days?
you could also try a System Restore
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15 Jan 2012   #5
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have installed PerfectDisk 12 to optimize my SSD but surely this wouldn't mess things up would it?
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15 Jan 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

I'm not sure what the program does. is it a de fragmentation tool? if so, you could use the built in de fragmentation program in windows 7.
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15 Jan 2012   #7
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello again KoolKat, I did a system restore and this allowed me to perform the sfc scan for which I am enclosing the results.

Thank you again


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15 Jan 2012   #8
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

have you checked if you are able to open programs via start menu now?
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15 Jan 2012   #9
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm still not able to open programs this way
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15 Jan 2012   #10
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

are you able right click and select "open" on the program that you want or it doesn't allow you to do that either?
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