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Windows 7: Start button missing icon, menu appears behind programs

11 May 2010   #1
rock99rock

 
 
Start button missing icon, menu appears behind programs

Greetings!

I shot a quick video of the issue:



When we switch themes, the orb reappears but functionality does not return to normal, then the orb will disappear again and be replaced with "Start" written in text. No odd group policies are enabled (not that I am aware of), the default theme is aero, the machine is completely up to date. Rebooting temporarily fixes the issue, but returns shortly thereafter to no rhyme or reason. I am grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks!
Rock


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11 May 2010   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Which theme is that? Any problems with the default theme? What of a system restore, esp. if this is a recent problem.
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11 May 2010   #3
rock99rock

 
 

Thank you for your response. Aero (glass) is the default theme in Windows 7 if I'm not mistaken (for computers that can support it). I thought about system restore, but apparently this has been going on for about a month, and the user just told me about it. Restore, is not entirely out of the question, but needs to be avoided if possible.
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11 May 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

This might be worth a try to see if it can find and fix any corrupt files,
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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11 May 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Your start button looks different from mine -- and mine is the default.


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11 May 2010   #6
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

I'd be inclined first to remove any add-ons, switch to the default Windows theme and click on Use Default Settings under the Start Menu tab (Taskbar Properties).
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11 May 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Your video is causing an error ... why do I see Windows Key Keygen crack listed?


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11 May 2010   #8
rock99rock

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Your start button looks different from mine -- and mine is the default.



Correct, that is why the title of this thread states "Start button missing icon" Mine looks the way it does WITH the default theme loaded.
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11 May 2010   #9
rock99rock

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Your video is causing an error ... why do I see Windows Key Keygen crack listed?

That is bizarre, all i see is my youtube video. You might need to check the legitimacy of your OS...
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11 May 2010   #10
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rock99rock View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Your start button looks different from mine -- and mine is the default.



Correct, that is why the title of this thread states "Start button missing icon" Mine looks the way it does WITH the default theme loaded.

Fair enough.
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