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Windows 7: Start menu not showing after upgrade

04 Nov 2009   #1
stuebbie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Start menu not showing after upgrade

Hi all,

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista Ultimate, and everything has gone okay except for when I press the windows key/Ctrl + Esc on my keyboard, or click on the windows start icon on screen, nothing happens. Another problem is that there are no group icons appearing on the taskbar (IE/windows explorer/media player etc)

Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance,

Stuart


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04 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuebbie View Post
Hi all,

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista Ultimate, and everything has gone okay except for when I press the windows key/Ctrl + Esc on my keyboard, or click on the windows start icon on screen, nothing happens. Another problem is that there are no group icons appearing on the taskbar (IE/windows explorer/media player etc)

Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance,

Stuart
I am not sure what is happening but I will go ahead and tell you to do a repair install: Repair Install

Hopefully that will fix what went corrupt in the upgrade
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05 Nov 2009   #3
stuebbie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for your help with this.

I tried doing this and now I am getting this error:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

If I try to restart the installation then I get more error messages (didn't get a note of them) - any help is appreciated.
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05 Nov 2009   #4
stuebbie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuebbie View Post
Thanks for your help with this.

I tried doing this and now I am getting this error:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

If I try to restart the installation then I get more error messages (didn't get a note of them) - any help is appreciated.
Further to this, when I try to run the upgrade OS again, I get the following error:

"The computer started using the Windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation disc and restart the upgrade. (Do not select "Custom (advanced)" to perform an upgrade. "Custom(advanced) installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings".

Again, any help is appreciated.
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05 Nov 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

One method you may want to use is just do a custom install. Format your hard drive, then install the upgrade disc, do not put in your activation number until, you are completely installed. You may even want to wait a day or two, to be sure everything is ok. I hope it goes well, I know this can be so frustrating.
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