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Windows 7: Start Menu Anomaly

27 Oct 2016   #11
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Why not try one of the free Start Menu replacements like Start Menu X? Often you can find the Pro version free on a giveaway site. If nothing else it may give a clue if it is a software or hardware issue.
Hmmm...now that's an idea. Thanks for that... I've used Classic Shell on a couple of customer's machines who didn't like the 8/8.1 arrangement- they liked it.

Not sure what you mean by 'giveaway site'... I don't think. I know from to time MGs has giveaways, like on the Pro version of iobit Advanced System Care Pro, but I've found that stuff to be dangerous unless one really knows what they're doing- and then there's all the crap that comes along with those outfits.

Yeah, I don't have geek-itis to the degree where this Start Menu anomaly's bothering me that bad- at least not yet. From my experience with MS Windows OS's, it is more than likely within the sleep/hib package, as that Power Options section has always been sketchy. Heck, just Google 'Sleep/Awake issues in Windows 'xx'' sometime...page after page on the darn topic. There are only so many search and tweak options within the machine to chase down. The majority of folks resign to the notion of 'gremlins'.

Hey, thanks for all the input...I think if it happened at every wake cycle, I'd feel more aggressive about it. 'chkdsk' and 'sfc /scannow' come up clean, and I only get a very limited amount of error and warning blips within EV that are non-consequential, and the machine screams, so maybe I should just leave it alone.
The last OS install isn't old enough to worry about any bit rot, either.


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28 Oct 2016   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Start Menu X the free version has all you need anyway. The Pro version is mainly for people who want to create unlimited categories of shortcuts and group similar things together. I thought I wanted that until I started to do it. Too much work.

If you are leery of giveaway sites I would get Start Menu X free directly from the publisher's page and try it.

There is a lot of chaff on giveaway sites. But now and then there are one year licenses for good solid software such as Wise Care 365 Pro and Auslogics Defrag Pro.

Again, when it comes down to it, when I defrag with Auslogics I only use the simple defrag anyway. So I have stopped searching for Pro giveaways and just installed the free version. It defrags just as fast as the pro.
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28 Oct 2016   #13
timw128

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Yeah, at some point, I've tried a lot of those utilities in the past. Both Wise and Glary worked out OK. Now, I just pretty much stick with Geek Uninstaller, CCleaner, and TFC. Don't use defrag, as we run an SSD... even the 1 TB Storage HDD doesn't seem to ever fragment.
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