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Windows 7: Can't Delete Stuff from Start Menu


28 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Can't Delete Stuff from Start Menu

Normally, I can delete stuff from the Start Menu by right-clicking; then it asked me to confirm, because it'd affect everyone else on the computer.

For some reason, since a few weeks ago, I can't right-click "Cut" or "Delete" anymore, and I have a lot of things in my Start Menu I don't want anymore. I've uninstalled the main programs but the Start Menu shortcut is still there.

It's as if my computer has locked its Start Menu so I can't right-click what's there anymore to delete it. I'm the only person on this computer and the main administrator.

Any help?

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28 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is this what you are looking for?
Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts
Please let us know so we can provide more help.
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28 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I can't right-click "All Programs". It doesn't let me; nothing comes up either, it just automatically flips me into the start menu and the button changes to "Back".

When I do the shell:start menu, nothing's really there either. Nothing that'd obviously be a solution, anyway.

Also, my "wheel" on the mousepad no longer works. Usually I can scroll by running my finger up and down the right side of the mousepad, but it's locked and won't let me scroll anymore.
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28 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yusifer View Post
I can't right-click "All Programs". It doesn't let me; nothing comes up either, it just automatically flips me into the start menu and the button changes to "Back".

When I do the shell:start menu, nothing's really there either. Nothing that'd obviously be a solution, anyway.

Also, my "wheel" on the mousepad no longer works. Usually I can scroll by running my finger up and down the right side of the mousepad, but it's locked and won't let me scroll anymore.
You might want to try this to see if it will repair what ever it is that's messed up,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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28 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

It says no problems detected :s
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28 Jun 2010   #6

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Bonjour Yusifer

You tried changing your mouse?
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28 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

It's a mousepad. It's integrated :s

The mouse isn't a huge deal, annoying, but the fact I can't delete start-menu items is more annoying than not being able to scroll with my mousepad.
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28 Jun 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yusifer View Post
It says no problems detected :s
Can you do a System Restore

to a point before you started having these problems.
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28 Jun 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Yusifer.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll help with your issues.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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28 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I had these problems shortly after reinstalling Windows 7 for the 4th time in ~6 months. If that's the solution, I might as well just reinstall Windows 7 again :s and lose all my stuff, which I don't really... feel like having done. I'm a bit tired of having to always reinstall my OS because of various problems, usually some weird memory pop-up and blue screens, etc.

Thanks anyway, though.

I'll try Start-Up Repair, but is that going to erase stuff? or just check for missing DLLs, etc.?
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