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Windows 7: Start button don't work

24 Dec 2009   #1
oldspook

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Start button don't work

When I click the start button, nothing happens.

Power button is set to sleep and can't be changed so I can't reboot.

Help...


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24 Dec 2009   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Click right mouse button on "task bar" then click "properties" click the star menu tab then change the "power button action" to "shutdown" Or failing this you could also just hold in the power button for +- 6 sec which will shut it down.
This is just a workaround ...
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24 Dec 2009   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Oldspook,

Does pressing the Windows Key open the Start Menu for you?

You can also use this shortcut to restart the computer.

Restart - Vista Forums

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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24 Dec 2009   #4
ccatlett1984

 

hold the power button in for five seconds and your pc will turn off.
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25 Dec 2009   #5
ultimatex

Windows 7
 
 

make a shortcut on your desktop and at the target type "shutdown -s -f" and name it Shutdown...easy alternative

Shutdown shortcut - Vista Forums
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29 Dec 2009   #6
oldspook

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Oldspook,

Does pressing the Windows Key open the Start Menu for you?

You can also use this shortcut to restart the computer.

Restart - Vista Forums

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
Windows Key does not open Start Menu when the problem present. The start menu failure occurs randomly. I have been watching it for several days now, it usually occurs at least once a day.

I installed the control system gadget and it works for shutting down system. I can just log off and log back on and the problem is fixed.

Any ideas what is wrong??

Oldspook
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29 Dec 2009   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not sure what may be the cause, but you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Place the shortcut somewhere out of the way, and if your keyboard has software that permits, program a hotkey to the file, so that you can restart with a keystroke. I did this with XP, and it was handy if the system crashed, and the keyboard still had functionality.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
oldspook

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Not sure what may be the cause, but you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.
I just ran sfc /scannow, it ran clean (didn't report any errors).

any more ideas?
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29 Dec 2009   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
hold the power button in for five seconds and your pc will turn off.
...and possibly cause damage to system files because of an abrupt removal of power to the hard drives.
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