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Windows 7: My start menu flickers and closes

09 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
My start menu flickers and closes

I am having trouble with my start menu closing a second or 2 after I click the start button, then the toolbar and desktop icons quickly flash twice. It is very frustrating as I can't get into certain programs or apps.
Please help???

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Boot to Safe Mode with Networking.

Run a full scan using your anti-virus software. Quarantine or remove anything it finds.
Download, install and run Malware Bytes Anti Malware (free version). Let it clean up anything it finds as well.

Now boot normally and see how things are.
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10 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Thanks Ztruker but my virus scanner doesn't work in safe mode (Comodo Free Version)
I downloaded and ran the malware scanner in safe mode but it didn't find anything.
I will try downloading a different virus scanner and trying again but no luck as of yet
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Run your AV in normal boot mode then, if it will run.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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