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Windows 7: Start menu diappears.

04 Sep 2012   #1
sara2012

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Start menu diappears.

Dear Friends,
When i click the start button the start menu, the menu opens, but after a few seconds it just closes itself. Also this happens in case of All Programs also. I scanned with anti spyware but nothing detected. My os is win 7 32 bit. Sometimes it works normal Pl help.


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04 Sep 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you tried system restore?
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04 Sep 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

Have you tried doing a System Restore before this problem occured?

System Restore

We like said the same answer at the same time :P
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05 Sep 2012   #4
sara2012

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, I tried system restore also. It happens for sometimes only.
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05 Sep 2012   #5
x BlueRobot

 

You may have pressed F11 at some point by mistake, which auto-hides your Task bar and therefore Start menu:

Right-Click Taskbar > Properties > Taskbar tab;

Make sure the auto-hide box is unchecked.

Hope this helps,

Harry


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05 Sep 2012   #6
sara2012

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Dear Mr. Harry,
Thank u for replying.
There is no tick mark in Auto Hide taskbar check box. Also pl note that start icon (windows Logo) is visible but start menu flashes for milliseconds when I click this logo or All programs tab.
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05 Sep 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

 

You may want to use System File Checker, which is Windows diagnostic tool:

SFC /SCANNOW within Command Prompt (Use Brink's tutorial to help you)

Tutorial - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This will check for any corrupted system files, which may be causing the Start Menu to disappear, and will take around 30 minutes to complete. You may need to insert your Windows installation disc.
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05 Sep 2012   #8
sara2012

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Tried system file checker with and without win7 dvd. No problems found. Still same problem.
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05 Sep 2012   #9
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sara2012 View Post
Tried system file checker with and without win7 dvd. No problems found. Still same problem.
Try the following;

Right click the Start Orb (the round button with the Windows flag) and select "Properties" from the ensuing menu. Next, select the "Start Menu" tab at the top, select "Customize..." and at the bottom of the "Customize" menu select "Use Default Settings"; see attachment. Then reboot the system.

No guarantees on this solving the problem!


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05 Sep 2012   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Do you have any third party themes installed or anything that modifies the login screen or windows behavior?
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