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Windows 7: My shut down button disappeared!

25 May 2010   #1
Steve Spurlock

Win7
 
 
My shut down button disappeared!

Okay, suddenly my Shutdown button in the Start menu disappeared (Win 7). Isn't there a registry entry or something that controls this? I've run Anti-MalWare to check for a trojan or anything that might have caused it, but my machine reports clean.

I don't want to create custom buttons, I just want the "factory" button back. Can anyone help?

Thanks!


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25 May 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Steve Spurlock, welcome to Seven Forums!



Your best first option may be to check the file integrity of Windows 7, have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back to keep us informed!

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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25 May 2010   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Steve,

If it's the power button in the Start Menu and not the arrow menu, then this will help show you how to change it back to Shutdown.

Power Button - Start Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 May 2010   #4
Steve Spurlock

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Steve Spurlock, welcome to Seven Forums!



Your best first option may be to check the file integrity of Windows 7, have a look at the tutorial at the link below; be sure to post back to keep us informed!

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Okay, I ran it and it says "windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations."

I'll try the other suggestion and report back.


UPDATE:
Okay, weird. I just looked (before trying the second suggestion) and the Shut Down button has returned???? I'm assuming it had something to do with running the system file checker, even though it said there were no problems!

Thanks!
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26 May 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Steve.




I'm glad you found a solution; thanks for the update.
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