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Windows 7: Losing Start Button

01 Jun 2014   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Losing Start Button

On my laptop, every few months or so, my Start Button disappears on boot. The taskbar is still there, but there is a white spot where the Start Button used to be. I think this is due to getting some Malware as the only time I use my laptop in on a public wifi. The only way I have found to restore the SB is to do a Macrium Restore and things are fine for a while. I checked Google and did not see anything about only losing only the SB. There are things about losing the whole Taskbar. Have any of you heard of this before?


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01 Jun 2014   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sounds like a system file may be corrupt. Try running sfc /scannow, can't do any harm! I guess you have run Malwarebytes just in case!
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01 Jun 2014   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Sounds like a system file may be corrupt. Try running sfc /scannow, can't do any harm! I guess you have run Malwarebytes just in case!
I will give that a try. Thanks,
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01 Jun 2014   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

All the files were OK and I have run Malwarebytes. Everything is good for now. Hopefully it will stay that way.
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01 Jun 2014   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's good. Let us know if the problem recurs.
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01 Jun 2014   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Do you employ and 3rd party themes or have you modified the Start Menu button?
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01 Jun 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Do you employ and 3rd party themes or have you modified the Start Menu button?
Start Menu Button - Change
No, I haven't done any of those. Thanks,
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