Start menu disappears and returns to Windows Vista

menu start Vista disappeared, but will return after 6 minutes

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    · What is the shadow of brand and model of the computer?

    · Will there be any changes made on the computer before the show?

    Change the resolution of the screen on the computer and see if it helps: change the screen resolution:

    For reference: get the best display on your monitor:

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    Have you tried to do the restore of the system in SafeMode as stated in my answer 1 to you?

    If it doesn't/does not work:

    If you do not want to repost in the Windows Update Forum (they are the specialists it for the best advice regarding your problem), make this disc Bootable startup repair and use it to do a system restore or uninstall the updates by using the method 2nd in my 1st reply:

    Download the ISO on the link provided and make a record of repair time it starts.

    Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.

    At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu.

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    Link above shows what the process looks like and a manual, it load the repair options.

    NeoSmart containing the content of the Windows Vista DVD 'Recovery Centre', as we refer to him. It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows Vista, and is just a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC. Technically, we could re-create this installation with downloadable media media freely from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK, several gigabyte download); but it is pretty darn decent of Microsoft to present Windows users who might not be able to create such a thing on their own.

    Read all the info on the website on how to create and use:

    ISO Burner:

    It's a very good Vista startup repair disk.

    You can do a system restart tool, system, etc it restore.

    It is NOT a disc of resettlement.

    And the 32-bit is what normally comes on a computer, unless 64-bit.

    See you soon.

    Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

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    * Original title: reinstalling Windows Vista

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    Here are the options of relocation:

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    You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, which contains the files for the different editions of Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) must be installed. The product key on your computer / Laptop box determines what Edition is installed.

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    "How to do a clean install and configure with a full Version of Vista '

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    And phone Activation may be necessary when you use the above installation method.

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  • Start menu disappeared


    My screen/start menu disappeared from my office about a month ago and have not been able to recover. I have a HP Pavilion m9340f (product # KQ497AA-ABA, software build 83NAv6PrA1) Vista Home premium. Motherboard is Intel G31/G33/P31/P35.

    Tried the "click and drag" method with the pointer of the mouse, slowly working the pointer offscreen to one. I know that the solution is simple, but may not know... DOH!

    Robseandy, welcome to the forum.

    Here's a guide from Microsoft that should help your fix your problem.

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    Original title: return to the window vista

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    How to reinstall Vista

    Contact the computer manufacturer and ask them to send you to vista recovery disks to reinstall the operating system back as it was when you bought it

    they do it for a nominal cost of $

    also ask them if you have a recovery partition on your hard drive to get back to the way you bought

    you would normally press F8, F9, F10 or F11 or Alt + F10 or 0 to start to start the recovery process according to the manufacturer

    Ask them of the exact key sequence

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    Make sure that you borrow the correct 32-bit or 64-bit microsoft dvd to your computer

    they contain all versions of vista

    This is the product key that determines which version of vista is installed

    How to replace Microsoft software or hardware, order service packs and replace product manuals

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    A number of questions appeared so I did the updates or of facilities such as specified. I then re-ran and it shows now no problems.

    The only things without green ticks are the wireless printer which he cannot evaluate but does report does not as a problem.

    The upgrade of Windows runs almost until the end and then fails and rolls back to Vista. When you are finished, he said to use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor!

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    • Collect all the important application discs and discs of hardware driver, you might need to be reinstalled.
    • Consult the manufacturer and the site of developers of software for available updates and inquire about the status of compatibility with Windows 7. It is possible that if the software is compatible with Windows Vista it probably will work with Windows 7, because they share the same driver model.
    • If you use software like iTunes or Adobe programs, don't forget to remove and disable them before you run the installation program.

    Back up your data:

    When important changes to your computer, for example an upgrade, it is always recommended that you back up your system before installing a new version of Windows. Windows Vista, depending on the edition you are running includes a form of backup. If you run editions such as Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate Edition, you can use the built in backup of the computer of your Vista installation. This can be handy if your installation of Windows 7. For instructions on how to use the backup of the computer, see article following here. Of course, you'll need an external hard drive for this task.

    If you are running editions such as Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic or Home Premium, the only option available to backup the standard backup and restore that archive the records of your account with some settings. If you need a similar to the complete PC backup option, you will need a third party too.

    See the following article from Microsoft MVP JW Stuart on how to make a backup of a Windows here installation using Acronis True Image here

    Alternatively, you can use for backup of Windows Vista is Easeus backup, JW Stuart also has an article about it here

    Other steps that you can use to check your data is secure before the upgrade creates a backup of Windows Easy Transfer. Learn more here , this option is very limited and should be used only if do not plan to return to Windows Vista because the easy transfer of backups can be restored in Windows 7 or Windows 7.

    What you can do before performing the upgrade?

    You can perform certain tasks of pre-required to ensure a migration smoothly between Windows Vista and Windows 8. If you use a computer such as a Dell or HP brand name, go to the website of manufacturers for the model computer you are using and download the latest drivers available for this computer. Store them on a disk or a USB key. You should try to get important factors include network and video drivers. Its possible that they might have only Windows Vista, those that will work with Windows 7.

    Other things you can do:

    1. Uninstall all security software before attempting to upgrade.
    2. Disable any encryption software, that you may have installed such as file encryption, BitLocker Drive encryption.
    3. Disable/uninstall software utility to drive such as CD/DVD burning utility or third-party programs such as perfect disk defragment.
    4. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications).
    5. Disconnect external devices before installing.
    6. Check your hard drive for errors:
      -Click Start
      -Type: CMD
      -Right click on CMD, and then click Run as administrator
      At the command prompt, type: chkdsk /f /r
      Exit the command prompt.

    When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and will try to correct them.
  • Another thing you can do is to disable startup items:
    • Click Start
    • Type: MSCONFIG.
    • Press enter on your keyboard
    • On the general tab, click Selective startup.
    • Under Selective startup, clear the check box load startup items.
    • Click the Services tab, select the hide all Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable all.
    • Click OK.
    • When you are prompted, click on restart.
    • After the computer starts, check if the problem is resolved.

    If you have compatible hardware and your computer still stops responding, disable any unnecessary material. Remove (USB) universal serial bus devices. Remove or disable network cards, sound cards and cards of the series; and then restart the installation.

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    Unable to unstall windows 8 and want to return to windows vista

    Please uninstall windows 8, I don't like the program exactly I want to go back to my windows vista. tried to unstall it but it won't let me unless I use a cleaner andI can not afford all of this software I can use my unstall but I don't get my control panel to the unstaill program.

    Windows 8 is not a program, it's an operating system,

    You can if you really want to use the system restore

    Backup all the files you want to keep for disk / flash drive... first a portable device.

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    Original title: whistle sound at the start of the pc

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    Hi Cupcake3381,

    ·         Did you do changes on the computer before the show?

    I suggest you to check and clean the boot if the problem persists.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7


    Note: After troubleshooting, be sure to configure the computer to start as usual as mentioned in step 7 in the above article.

    Let us know the results.

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    Hi, there, PC of my little brother had a big problem today. Coz the files disappeared after restore of Windows Vista recovery.
    How can he recover his files and other data?
    Thank you to you all.


    a clean install wipes the hard drive clean of everything

    You cannot undo what you've done

    If you have lost data, you can try this

    Read also:

    Since we don't know exactly how you reinstalled it seek a windows.old folder

    How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation

    If the above does not work:

    Try the data recovery experts

    but they are very expensive

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    After starting my Windows I got these message below

    Signature of the problem:
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    OS version: 6.0.6002.
    Locale ID: 2052

    More information about the problem:
    BCCode: a
    BCP1: 00000000
    BCP2: 00000002
    BCP3: 00000001
    BCP4: 82E9837B
    OS version: 6_0_6002
    Service Pack: 2_0
    Product: 256_1

    Files helping to describe the problem:


    View your dump using file:
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    For each accident displayed in the upper pane, you can view the details of the drivers of the devices loaded during the crash in the lower pane. Do a search on google for the drivers to know what device belongs to uninstall, reinstall, or download the latest driver from the manufacturer website.

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    I have a very strange problem on BB9700 running OS5:

    1. application with 2 screens, each with menu (makemenu)

    2. second screen is pushed by the first screen

    3. menu of second screen works as desired

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    After clicking the item(own item-run block is empty) menu, the menu disappears and appears back in the middle of the screen.

    This is my code (even in second screen-but working there):

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                public void run(){
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                public void run() {
        protected boolean onSavePrompt()        {           return true;       }  

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    Any idea?

    Thanks in advance

    Hey Ted_hopp, simon_hain,.

    I found something after commenting on overridden methods (one after another):

    I have replace onFocusNotify. If I comment I out completely, the menu works as it should.

    If I just use the following code:

    protected void onFocusNotify(boolean focus) {

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    So I put the forgotten 'Super.onFocusNotify (focus)' call to the first line, and all things are working properly.

    Thank you

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