Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Start Orb malfunctioning at startup.

10 Jan 2014   #1

Windoes 7 Home Premium
Start Orb malfunctioning at startup.

Each time I log onto my laptop the windows start orb begins as one I set it as a week ago and since restored back to the original. Then, after waiting a bit of time, the taskbar and start orb disappear. I'm assuming that it's resetting itself. Then the normal start orb returns. I'd prefer for the start orb to be customizable but I now understand the dangers of that so I will have to deal with the default. I've used windows 7 start orb changer several times and these problems are just occuring now. How can return to when everything was working properly. Unfortunately, I never created a backup of my system nor these files. All help is appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Try and do a system restore if you have not already done so. Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore. Try and restore to a point and time before all the problems started. Hope this may help.

PS; you should ALWAYS make sure to backup anything important you know you cant lose due to the fact that hardware such as hard drives, and motherboards can suddenly die at any point and time for any reason.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Before System Restore, I would recommend to run Windows System File Checker (SFC) with error correcting option (switch) SCANNOW. See this tutorial for instructions: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please remember that quite often SFC cannot correct all errors it finds in one run. If so, it tells you it found and corrected some errors but could not correct all of them. In this case, just run SFC again as many times as needed for it to report it did not find any errors.

Personally I also reboot after every SFC /SCANNOW run before starting the next one, although not all geeks see this important.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jan 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I like Kari alway restart after sfc /scannow and a problem was found.
I can't prove it but I think some things are repaired on a restart.
Then the next sfc /scannow get a fresh start to look for more problems.
Plus it cost nothing to restart and run another scan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2014   #5

Windoes 7 Home Premium

Unfortunately there is no restore point to go back to. Unless I'mjust using th program improperly. I do appreciate the advice to set up a restore point though. I'm going to be sure to dot that to avoid these situations. Thanks

I'm running sfc/scannow
I'll let you know how it goes.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2014   #6

Windoes 7 Home Premium

I ran the sfc/scannow and this is what it showed. I attached a picture.

Attached Images
Start Orb malfunctioning at startup.-untitled.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Start Orb malfunctioning at startup.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BIOS malfunctioning
For longer than I are to remember now the BIOS for this machines board (Asus P8Z77-V) will not keep my boot priority as I set them. Up until just recently it has been booting ok and a tad slow but now has gone into very slow mode and I am darned if I can track down why the BIOS will not keep the...
Hardware & Devices
Keyboard malfunctioning
My keyboard was working totally fine but ever since my 9 year old brother use my laptop i think he accidentally pressed random keys, 90 % of the keys stopped working. I'm 100 % sure that no liquid was spilled on my laptop because every time i play games specifically call of duty 2, the keyboard...
Hardware & Devices
Why does my HP printer keep malfunctioning?
What happens is, I'll go to print a word document. About half of the time, the document says "error-printing". Sometimes, deleting it will remove it from the printer menu; at other times, it perpetually says it is deleting. The only way to remove it is by shutting the computer down and unplugging...
Hardware & Devices
MS VisualStudios Malfunctioning
yesterday, I had MS VS 2010n ultimate installed and i was getting out of daten errors. I uninstalled the oprogram, but there was so many libraries, tools, and junk, that were in the programs and functions. I wanted to do a clean reinstall.. Besides the prog, I removed: MS VS runtime for office...
Recycle bin malfunctioning
I've been searching around trying to find some solution for this... I've installed Windows 7 on a newly built PC and noticed that when I send files to the Recycle Bin, it will change to the 'Full' icon and can be emptied, but when I open its window up, the contents are not displayed, and they...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+