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Windows 7: Start Menu Error

16 Jun 2012   #1
polaray

Windows 7
 
 
Start Menu Error

Windows will not let me keep restart for the button for shut down. I got Advanced System Care to change it somehow, but when I reboot it shows Shut down option again.


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16 Jun 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

See if this helps: Power Button - Start Menu
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16 Jun 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the Start orb > Properties > Start menu button > Power button action. Set it there and do not forget APPLY.
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16 Jun 2012   #4
polaray

Windows 7
 
 

This is on win 7 home pre. A desktop...The registry entry for me did have 4 the value for restart that I wanted. So something else must be wrong.

I have already tried to set it from the start menu. It shows restart,I hit apply and check, and it still shows shut down.

One more question...how did I get a vertical bars on the taskbar when I open windows, instead of a shaded icon? How do I change this?

Thanks for the speedy replies...
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16 Jun 2012   #5
polaray

Windows 7
 
 

I deleted the software distribution folder in windows folder and now my start menu show restart again. Not sure if it will stay or not.
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17 Jun 2012   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not a big fan of ASC and it's ilk. You may want to run the System File Checker and see if it finds any issues it can then repair.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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17 Jun 2012   #7
polaray

Windows 7
 
 

Windows said sfc didn't find any issues...thanks for the suggestion though. If you guys can't fix it it can't be fixed.
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