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Windows 7: Unable To Pin To Start Menu


24 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 
Unable To Pin To Start Menu

Can anyone help please.

All my programs pinned to the start menu have disappeared and I cannot pin anything there now!

Any ideas?

TIA,
Paul.


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24 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Hi Paul,
I know I am new here but still trust me!

Anyway, to confirm there is no malware involved, please scan your comouter using malwarebytes anti-malware. Follow directions here: How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

Also run the SFC file checker 3 times and post the last log file here once you have completed it for me. Follow the directions here: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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24 Feb 2012   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello Paul ... I t sounds that Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to is not working for you , right ?

If so, do what Tekno Venus suggested; run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker , it will try to resolve the issue automatically.

BTW ... do you use any third party system cleaner utility like TuneUp etc ?
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24 Feb 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Paul,

In addition, check using the tutorial below to make sure that pinning to your Start Menu didn't get disabled somehow.

Start Menu - Enable or Disable Pin to Start Menu - Vista Forums

Hopet his helps,
Shawn
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24 Feb 2012   #5

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
Hi Paul,
I know I am new here but still trust me!

Anyway, to confirm there is no malware involved, please scan your comouter using malwarebytes anti-malware. Follow directions here: How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

Also run the SFC file checker 3 times and post the last log file here once you have completed it for me. Follow the directions here: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Hi,

Thanks for that, did Malwarebytes, no problems, sfc scannow found some problems, log attached.
The problem still remains though!
Attachment 200047
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24 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Ok, have you tried what Brink suggested?
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24 Feb 2012   #7

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Paul,

In addition, check using the tutorial below to make sure that pinning to your Start Menu didn't get disabled somehow.

Start Menu - Enable or Disable Pin to Start Menu - Vista Forums

Hopet his helps,
Shawn
This setting is correct!
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24 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

This may seem incredibly obvious and stupid, but have you tried rebooting your system?! I have seen people post on here and vista forums that were eventually solved by the poster rebooting the system!
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24 Feb 2012   #9

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
This may seem incredibly obvious and stupid, but have you tried rebooting your system?! I have seen people post on here and vista forums that were eventually solved by the poster rebooting the system!
Yes, rebooted after the sfc scannow repair!
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24 Feb 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Paul,

In that case, you might see if using the tutorial below to reset the Start Menu pin to area to see if you may be able to pin programs to the Start Menu again afterwards. This will clear all items pinned to the Start Menu though.

Start Menu - Reset Pin To Area
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