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Windows 7: Cannot pin to taskbar, start menu or unlock taskbar

16 Jan 2013   #1
jswartz888

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Cannot pin to taskbar, start menu or unlock taskbar

I have a client that has laptop with windows 7 Pro. He had a faulty network card, so I have added a new, usb network card. That said, He can not pin anything to taskbar or start menu. I cleared both folders of shortcuts(567 of them) but to no avail. He also has no options under his desktop Context menu for New. He is also using a roaming profile, of which I will disable next time I am there. I have a feeling that might be the issue. I did scour the internet trying all the usual suggestions, but do vaguely remember something about an entry in cache somewhere that if it is too big or corrupt, it could cause this behavior. I am unable to find that post anywhere now. Any thoughts? I would appreciate it. I mention the network card because one post had taskbar issues until he disabled his faulty network card. I have disabled the faulty network card.


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16 Jan 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

Theres also settings in the performance options that can affect the ability to pin things to the taskbar at least. Have you ran a sfc/scannow on this machine?

Welcome to the forums btw.
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16 Jan 2013   #3
jswartz888

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I have run sfc, looked through all settings and reg entries suggested in many forums. Thanks, happy to be here...well under better circumstances would be nice.
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16 Jan 2013   #4
indianacarnie

 

Well, always start with the easy things...... Have you been here and tried their automated fixes?

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
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16 Jan 2013   #5
jswartz888

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Looked through there, but none match my problem that I could find. It is possible a corrupt profile due to the roaming profile aspect. I will probably disable the roaming profile, login with local domain profile, creat new profile and see if the issue continues. Thanks for looking. I will post my findings, should be next day or two. I hate to think we have to fix everything via new profiles, or installs, but seems to be the way of the MS OS. :0)
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