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Windows 7: start button not working.help the confused :D


26 Sep 2009   #1

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start button not working.help the confused :D

i installed windows 7 build 7600 and my laptop's start button is not working.the start menu doesnt appear when i press the button .. please help me on this.tc

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26 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lionheart993 View Post
i installed windows 7 build 7600 and my laptop's start button is not working.the start menu doesnt appear when i press the button .. please help me on this.tc

Is the computer plugged in? Have you tried AC instead of battery? what happens when you push the button> any noise, lights, etc?

ken
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26 Sep 2009   #3

 

Chuckle. I could be wrong, but I think the OP is referring to the Start Orb.

Do any other keys fail to respond? I used a "new" keyboard driver recently and lost all keyboard functions.
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26 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Do you get a menu if you right click? Can you open programs from the desktop/taskbar even if you can't open the Start Menu?
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26 Sep 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lionheart993 View Post
i installed windows 7 build 7600 and my laptop's start button is not working.the start menu doesnt appear when i press the button .. please help me on this.tc

Is the computer plugged in? Have you tried AC instead of battery? what happens when you push the button> any noise, lights, etc?

ken

Maybe he needs a new "any" key..

@OP ... what happens when you press the windows key, does the start menu appear?? Has this always happened since installing Windows 7 or is this a recent development??
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28 Sep 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

its the key in the keyboard btwn ctrl and alt.. just nothing happens when i press that button.it happened to one of my friend too.no sound nothing i cant even minimze the opened windows when i press it :/...
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28 Sep 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lionheart993 View Post
its the key in the keyboard btwn ctrl and alt.. just nothing happens when i press that button.it happened to one of my friend too.no sound nothing i cant even minimze the opened windows when i press it :/...
On a std qwerty keyboard on the left side there are 2 keys between ctl and alt. the function key, and the windows key. I think you are saying the windows key doesn't bring up the start menu correct?

it has nothing to do with start button. start button is the orb on the bottom left.

try pushing it

ken
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21 Jan 2011   #8

window 7 64bit
 
 
Almost Same Problem

More of a nudge.

I just got System Builder version of 7 home pro 64bit, and all is well but every now and then after a restart the start button stops responding.Most of the time it stays stuck on the mouse over glow effect. Ctrl-Esc does still open it, but not a mouse click as normal. Also all other task bar functions remain in tact. There is a standard windows ding when I click it left or right, but no options. Very odd. I have all updates, and have tried a few basic things such as hiding the bar, stopping explorer (whoops). The only thing that fixes it is a restart... At least that I know of. Not a game killer just annoying. So I thought I would share this info in case it helps anyone.
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04 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Start button not working

Same problem here. Noticed a bunch of ridicule like those posting didn't believe the poor guy. The problem is real. I can right-click and get a pop-up menu but I can't left click and ctrl-esc doesn't work either. I get nothing when either happens. This started happening out of the blue today. I'd restart - I'm a Windows user right? - but I'm in the middle of something. Sure would like to be able to get to my control panel.
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10 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Same problem here

I have the same issue. At the beginning the issue simply dissapeared after a logoff/login, but in this moment become permanent! The bad thing is only my account behaves this way...

Does anybody know a solution or a workaround at least (of course, I can create another account, but I have lots of data there, so I prefer not to do it)?!
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