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Windows 7: Start Menu Bug

03 Apr 2011   #1
Revenge

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Start Menu Bug

Hi all, I'm new here and I'm not much of a computer person. I have a start menu problem, and it's about to drive me insane. I can't search anything in the Start menu.

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Then when I try clicking on it, this comes up.

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Sorry is I posted this in the wrong section.

I just want to so it shows my documents, etc.

~Rev




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03 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If you want to open files you have downloaded from the internet or from another computer, you have to change the security settings on the files;

Right click on the file and choose "Properties";



Now click on "Unblock" ( Lower right of the box after the warning).

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #3
Revenge

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, I just want my documents and stuff to show up.
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03 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revenge View Post
No, I just want my documents and stuff to show up.
You posted this;



What happens when you click on "Why can't these files be opened?

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #5
Revenge

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's probably because the site that the file comes from has been identified by Windows as potentially dangerous. Windows uses security zones to determine whether or not a site is trusted. To learn more about trust and the Internet, see When to trust a website.

Windows assigns all websites to one of four security zones: Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites. The zone to which a website is assigned specifies the security settings that are used for that site.

That's what it said.
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03 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revenge View Post
It's probably because the site that the file comes from has been identified by Windows as potentially dangerous. Windows uses security zones to determine whether or not a site is trusted. To learn more about trust and the Internet, see When to trust a website.

Windows assigns all websites to one of four security zones: Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites. The zone to which a website is assigned specifies the security settings that are used for that site.

That's what it said.
OK, if you want to open them anyway, and that is the reason, go to Control Panel, Internet Options.



Move the slider down to the lowest level and try to open the files. You can also disable protected mode, or set custom levels.

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #7
Rishone

Win 7 64, OSX Snow Leopard
 
 

For your first problem, star menu one, Reset the start menu settings by

Right click Start menu Orb -> Properties -> Start Menu -> Customize -> Use Default Settings. Done

For the second problem, Reset the Internet Explorer's settings to default

Open Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Reset All Zones to Default Level.

Also Internet Options -> Advanced -> Reset.
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03 Apr 2011   #8
Revenge

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

None of your options helped.

I'm getting frustrated!
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03 Apr 2011   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Where did you get your copy of win7 ? Have you installed any customs themes or done any regristry hacks ?
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03 Apr 2011   #10
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

These things can be very frustrating. The nature of the beast.

OK. Download this and run it;

Malwarebytes

Tell us what it says.

Regards....Mike Connor
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