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Windows 7: Issue with missing start menu desktop

07 Dec 2012   #1

Issue with missing start menu desktop

I have a friends netbook that had a bsod (unexpected shutdown) all is now fine except that the start menu is missing the icons (the ones you see on the right but the "all programmes" shortcuts/folders are all intact.)

The operating system is win7 Home Premium and there is no restore points,

is there an easy way i can restore the icons?

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07 Dec 2012   #2

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Hello slincii and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this machine has experienced a BSOD issue, I'd first check for any damaged or corrupt system files. Run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If the icons are still missing, try rebuilding the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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