Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Taskbar shortcuts not working at startup

25 Jan 2015   #1
Pipepro

 
 
Taskbar shortcuts not working at startup

As much as I have researched this I haven't come up with an answer. At startup all icons in taskbar will not work including start button. I have to do a control-alt-delete and get the menu, then I click cancel and they work. I don't have any new software, I have already tried deleting explorer.exe and adding new explorer. I cannot do a system restore back to the day this first started. I do not have the OS with me to reload (on vacation out of town), I have done a check disc also.
Gateway NV 79 series - Win 7 - 64 bit


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Jan 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Don't try deleting and recopying explorer.exe -- unless techs in here indicate otherwise.
Tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One) just might work for you -- leave the default checkmarks as you find them. Perhaps consider checkmarking items 23 [if not checked already], items 26 & 27.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2015   #3
Pipepro

 
 

thanks Roland but all in one didn't work
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Feb 2015   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Are you running Kaspersky by any chance?

I found a page with several people with this issue. One claims it disappeared when he updated Kaspersky AV.

Windows taskbar freezes immediately on startup - Microsoft Community

Edit: reading further down the page it seems the locus of the problem was logitech mice.. perhaps triggered by a Windows update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #5
Pipepro

 
 

I do not use Kaspersky, my AV program is Microsoft Security Essentials.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pipepro View Post
I do not use Kaspersky, my AV program is Microsoft Security Essentials.
Did you read the page? Do you have a Logitech mouse?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #7
Pipepro

 
 

I do not have a Logitech mouse but I have a gearhead mouse, I disconnected the mouse. I first checked some registry settings and found files missing and corrupt, I ran the tweaking.com all-in-one in safe mode and it repaired those files. SO far so good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Cool. I hope it works out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #9
Pipepro

 
 

The mouse is the culprit, I created a restore point and plugged in the wireless mouse and my problem came back. I did a system restore and now back to normal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for posting the definitive solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Taskbar shortcuts not working at startup




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Adding shortcuts to taskbar
i have just bought new laptop with windows 7..my old pc had windows xp and i was able to add shortcuts (called standard buttons i think)along a taskbar at the top of the page just under the menu bar..some of these buttons were move to folder ....copy to folder...properties...folder...
General Discussion
No internet shortcuts on taskbar????
I am trying to put some shortcuts of games from steam on my taskbar but it wont let me because they are considered internet shortcuts. How can I place an internet shortcut on my taskbar??
Performance & Maintenance
Pinning Shortcuts to Taskbar
How do I pin a shortcut to the task bar? I have a shortcut on my desktop that I frequently use, and I want it to be on the task bar - it is the address to a documents file that I use all the time. When I drag and drop, it won't stick there. thanks, carl
General Discussion
New to W7, questions about taskbar & shortcuts
First let me say, man, i love this OS! i was really hesitant since XP worked what i at least THOUGHT was well. But W7 is so much quicker and seamless. Anyways, 1st question is on XP i would drag a shortcut to the taskbar and it would then be usable and work as the original shortcut did. With 7 it...
General Discussion
Can't Pin Similar Shortcuts to Taskbar
Just installed my Win 7 upgrade disk. Something has changed from the last Win 7 RC. I've got two shortcuts to Thunderbird. Each includes a profile parameter so that one opens my wife's mail, the other mine. Previously, I could pin both to the taskbar. Now I can only pin one. Adding a second...
General Discussion
TaskBar - Pinned Shortcuts dissappear/stop working
Hi Everybody, I'm writing you because I'm having an annoying problem with the Taskbar in Windows 7 RTM... From time to time (every couple of days) Pinned Programms in the Taskbar suddenly stop working. Trying to start a Pinned Item is followed by an error Message, that the target Program...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App