Losing Start Button


  1. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
       #1

    Losing Start Button


    On my laptop, every few months or so, my Start Button disappears on boot. The taskbar is still there, but there is a white spot where the Start Button used to be. I think this is due to getting some Malware as the only time I use my laptop in on a public wifi. The only way I have found to restore the SB is to do a Macrium Restore and things are fine for a while. I checked Google and did not see anything about only losing only the SB. There are things about losing the whole Taskbar. Have any of you heard of this before?
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #2

    Sounds like a system file may be corrupt. Try running sfc /scannow, can't do any harm! I guess you have run Malwarebytes just in case!
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  3. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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       #3

    mitchell65 said:
    Sounds like a system file may be corrupt. Try running sfc /scannow, can't do any harm! I guess you have run Malwarebytes just in case!
    I will give that a try. Thanks,
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  4. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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       #4

    All the files were OK and I have run Malwarebytes. Everything is good for now. Hopefully it will stay that way.
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  5. Posts : 5,440
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #5

    That's good. Let us know if the problem recurs.
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    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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    Do you employ and 3rd party themes or have you modified the Start Menu button?
    Start Menu Button - Change
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  7. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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       #7

    Slartybart said:
    Do you employ and 3rd party themes or have you modified the Start Menu button?
    Start Menu Button - Change
    No, I haven't done any of those. Thanks,
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