Windows 7 start menu will not work, no posted solution does seem to work
I am running Windows 7 on a Toshiba laptop. The question is a common one in the net but I tried all the solutions I can and nothing seems to work.
It happened once before and I rebooted and no problem then - restart now does nothing.
The only way I can get the menu up is to simultaneously press Ctrl and Alt and while that hurry, click on the start - menu this opens it - but release Ctrl and Alt and it disappears. Release one or the other button Ctrl or Alt and it sparkles. It is also the same if I try and access the hidden icons on the right side of the toolbar.
However it don't type anything in the function "search".
I can access 'Accessories' in 'Programs', but do a right click on "Command prompt" does nothing.
I restored the system twice. This has been done in safe mode. The problem continued.
Off fragging is not a problem, as I did, and it did nothing.
I did the process NVIDIA and the machine told me that the driver is working correctly.
I did all the difficulties I can running messages from the center of the action. What I can't do, however, is check for BIOS update from Toshiba or by a new NVIDIA driver because by clicking on the options either does not a screen (except if this is done also pressing Ctrl and Alt together), or when he does typing anything in the info boxes does not work : nothing comes.
This is also a feature to try anything in the space of fields such as deposit details to get an upgrade on my antivirus (AVG running) of type - information software simply not clap.
Extra when I'm looking to solve problems with the updates by clicking on the links produces no results unless I press Ctrl and Alt together - but release the buttons and the process stops.
Do not type like I said I have been in the nets and tried all the solutions - those that I can complete, such as restoration and so on does not solve the problem - and those who require the information in the boxes do not work as the letters etc in.
The new ideas/solutions gratefully received.
See you soon
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I have recently installed Windows live family safety on my computer. After I've set up and he began to monitor user accounts, I found that the start menu will not open and when you navigate in Explorer, records that contain a large amount of files I can't navigate to files that lie near the bottom, as it keeps jumping to the top of the page.
It is without doubt parental control that is causing the problem as the uninstall it sorts the problem. I ran SFC/scannow, a cmd in normall, and safe mode prompt and it doesn't find any errors
. I had this same problem when I got the laptop in November and a successful to fall on a difficulty at the time (to install the resource from Dell that CD somehow fixed?), but now that either doesn't work or it was a coincidence that the problem has been resolved at the same time, it seemed however to solve the problem on some laptops that I worked at the time.
I had to reset the laptop back to factory settings (ironically due to a system error that prevented the family of work safety!) I also tried a replair nothing works facility. When I installed Essentials I selected only parental controls must be installed.
I am now at my wits end, I do not understand how a piece of Windows software is make a significantly Windows operating system!
The installer I used was version 15.4.3555.308, is there a more up-to-date this solve the problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The question you have posted is related to Windows live family safety and would be better suited to the Windows Live community. Please visit the link below in order to send the request in Windows Live forums for assistance.
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My Windows Media Center visualizations will not work for some reason any. its been like that for a while.
When I listen to music and want to see my office shows that the program is still underway
I thought it has something to do with the visualizations I instaled on Windows Media player
(like ribbons and Upcube)
I tried to remove them, they either come back or he will constantly ask me to go to it
my system is portable
- Windows Vista Edition home premium
- Intel core 2 DUO
32-bit operating system
I missed a CD command before the directory (since corrected) so orders would be as follows:
CD C:\program files\windows media player\visualizations\
You'll see the DLLs listed here, they are visualizations that have been installed (if the author decided to use directory default visualizations) NOTE: there may also be cases where the author badly spelled directory visualizations and used something like "visualizations".
regsvr32.exe - u nom_fichier.dll (use only the indicated file name that you want to remove)
repeat if necessary.
- Windows Vista Edition home premium
I tried everything but windows update will not work. I used scanner security microsoft onecenter and you run virus and spyware scans and defragged my computer and fixed it all. However when I try to run windows update I have a problem that says: Windows Installer of Module: WindowsWcpOtherFailure3. I tried everything and I'm running out of ideas!
See if the following can help:1. how to reset Windows Update Componeants
2. system analysis tool:
3. how to solve problems
Support for Microsoft Update technical problems - troubleshooting
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- My recorder DVD format player, will play and burn DVDs when I move my dvd drive to another computer running windows vista
- It will not burn a dvd or format a dvd rw disc when it is attached to my netbook toshiba running windows starter 7
Engraving for Windows 7 Info
If your computer has a CD or DVD burner, you can copy files to a recordable disc. This process is called burning a disc. Windows Burns discs in the active file system format or in ISO image format, depending on which disc format you choose.
For any question on Windows 7:
Link above is Windows 7 Forum for questions on Windows 7.
Windows 7 questions should be directed to the it.
You are in the Vista Forums.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
My Start menu does not open when I click on it. It also won't work when I press the windows button. The only way to get the start menu to open is to change the menu to Classic view. Help, please!
You can restore the start menu original, default settings.
1. open properties of the Start Menu by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, appearance and personalization, then clicking on the taskbar and Start Menuand the taskbar.
2. click on the tab Start Menu and then click Customize.
3. in the Customize the Start Menu dialog box, click use the default settings, and then click OK.
If this does not work, you can create a new user account and see if it helps.
1. open user accounts by clicking the Start button, click Control Panel, click user accounts and family safety (or by clicking on user accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking user accounts.
2. click on Manage another account. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. click on create a new account.
4 type the name that you want to assign to the user account, click an account type, and then click create an account.
If it works you can copy files to the new user profile.
Difficulty of a corrupted user profile
Bindu S - Microsoft Support
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I'm trying to fix my computer nephew he had an error and received a message asking to restart the computer after a reboot the computer would no longer work. And it does not start. All you get is the HP symbol on the screen the screen goes black and in the HP symbol comes back again it seems to be stuck in a loop.
The computer is an HP 15-F023WM refurbished with windows installed 10. I tried using the reset under F11 option. Received the message to insert the windows installation or retrieve media. Downloaded a copy of 10 of Microsoft windows. "Inserted the burned copy of windows 10 then I get the message" there was a problem of reset your PC. "I then tried to do a clean install, but the computer will not start up CD/DVD. Went to the modified bios boot order to boot from CD first still does not start. Restarted tapped the ESC key to enter typed boot menu the F9 key to enter the boot device options. The only options they come are OS boot manager (UEFI) and boot from the file of EFI. Tried to disable secure boot but still get the same results. Any help would be appreciated that he must use the laptop for school.
After setting start secure in the Bios and turn on the traditional way for the 4th time, he decided to work. I was able to boot from the cd and reinstalled windows 10.
Thank you for your help
I use Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer. My Start Menu doesn't show any element when I search for it, or the search option works in Explorer.[IMG] http://i50.tinypic.com/16a1emv.jpg [line]I tried to rebuild the index and also cutomising the start menu. The problem does not solve it.When I use see results more option, I get the message belowhttp://[IMG] [line] http://i49.tinypic.com/23jsav5.pngAsk you to help me with the situation.Best regardsAlak
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My activation key # does not work. It came with a disk and key * removed product key *. I just checked, and Microsoft said it has been used. Could you send me a key # likely to work or simply to activate my vISTA HOME PREMIUM 32original title: Activation key #.
It's probably normal - it IS used by your previous installation
You use telephone activation
Click the Start button
in the search box, type
and press the Enter key
Follow the instructions - but when asked which service you need the ansafone phone, don't answer - it should oblige the operator to answer, who can deal with you.You can also post a full report of MGADiag here, and we can advice a little more precisely what may be the problem...To analyze and solve problems for Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag (download and save to the desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 ) tool
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the button continue, which will produce the report.
To copy the report in your response, click the button copy in the tool (ignore the error at this stage), and then paste (using r-click and paste or Ctrl + V) in your response.
-* in your own thread *, pleasePlease also state the Version and edition of Windows cited on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case with your machine, but do NOT quote the key on the sticker!
On my windows media player, I get the following comment after I try to read the dvd:
Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with the digital copy between your DVD drive decoder and video card protection. Try to install a driver available for your video card.
On my media center to windows, I get the following comment:
The dvd can be used by other players, need to change resolution b/c it is too high.
But Tuesday, I played the DVD without problem and now, I am confused and I need help to understand what is happening.
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I am including instructions below a scan to help repair the system files related to some components of Windows, including Windows Media Center, and Windows Media Player.
Repair Windows Vista Media Center files
You can use the following steps to repair files that are part of Windows Vista Media Center:
1. click on the Start menu, choose all programs, then Accessories, then right-click on the item to the command prompt and select run as administrator
2. click on continue to allow it to open a prompt with administrator privileges
3. run this command in the cmd prompt: sfc/scannow
4. the cmd prompt should list text stating "start system analysis. This process will take time. »
5. wait for the scan to complete (this may take several minutes, so be patient). This command will scan all protected system files and attempt to replace the incorrect versions by appropriate Microsoft versions
6. once the analysis is complete, the SFC tool will indicate whether or not it found no problems and whether or not he was able to correct
7. If any errors are reported that SFC could not resolve, there are steps in this knowledge base article which explain how to locate and attempt to correct errors
8. after fixing errors that are found, try to use Windows Vista Media Center again.
Fix Windows Vista Media Center registry entries
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to fix key/registry values that are installed by Windows Vista, as there are files. If you want to try to repair the registry values/keys that are part of Windows Vista Media Center, you will need to re-run the installer of Windows Vista operating system and repair the operating system.
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I kept getting a blue screen and computer kept stopping and restarting. Done all updates day and driver updates, but nothing has worked. So I decided to do the HP recovery and do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 and everything works well so far.
When I went to reactivate Windows Office Professional product key did not work. How can I get the key to work? Went on the Windows website and connected, but said it had no products for me. Can someone tell me another way? Not sure if I have a disk to reinstall.
You will need to find the license activation key, otherwise you will not have the version of Microsoft Office Pro.
OK, so I have a laptop Compaq Presario CQ61 with windows 7 64-bit, and it crashed a few weeks ago. I was told to fix it I would need to order the recovery of best2serve discs so I did and they arrived yesterday. Although earlier, I tried to grab the laptop and disks do not work, I set the BIOS to make the player load first, and everything that happens is a small comand window flashes up a gray screen is displayed with a chart of tape on it without any option for me too choose, and he stays on this screen forever.
Can someone help me?
Thank you, Kris
The reader at the link below must be compatible with your laptop and will offer a little more storage. You might well be able to install a hard drive with a larger capacity, but this should be a choice course.
I hope this helps.
DP - K
It started a month or two ago when the print spooler has stopped working. 'Systems', or had no dependencies. It turns out that none of the services had dependencies, but everything still worked (except the print spooler). Then, I could not access "system information". I tried to restore to an earlier date, that wouldn't work. Tried to do a picture of Macruim Reflect - no luck there either. My laptop works fine, although slow. Got the printer to work. This lack of progress, I decided I would just upgrade to windows 7, then decided to Windows 8. Me am upgrading of Windows 8 Pro: he went through "preparation" 100% of the screen. On the screen "Get The Latest" I tried 'install updates now' and 'no thank you', the results were the same. On the page "Check your system", he comes back: 'something has happened. Sorry, we're having some difficulty to determine if your PC can run Windows 8. If please close Setup and try again. "He wouldn't have spent so far. The problem may lie in the fact that the upgrade can not see the information system and/or can not say that I am on Windows XP. Is there something I can do for the upgrade to continue?
Most of the older machines running XP are not compatible with the help of Windows 8.
Follow these steps before you install Windows 8.
Go to your laptop manufacturer's website and check if Windows 8 drivers are available for your make and model laptop.
If this is not available, Windows 8 does not work for you.
Download and run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant of to see if your machine is compatible Windows 8:
"System requirements" Windows 8 ".
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Install the SP 2 FILM MAKEK
I run current brower foxfire, w/last pass security. Windows not SP2 & SP3 installed but I am not able to acsess & stand up Movie Maker and runnining. Is there anyone kind enough to tell me how can I Acompplish it I have all new camera Kodack havea would lik a chance to use this App however on luck. Thanks for your input... Tim. It's Fullerton. 92832original title: Movie Maker does not work
What is the model of your Kodak?
Maybe you can launch Movie Maker if you're going to... Start / run...
Break-in of the press and moviemk.exe Type or copy/paste.
If this isn't the issue. Please provide the details of what happens
When you try to start Movie Maker.
As for your Kodak camera... I suspect the movies it
creates in the QuickTime. MOV format and are possibly HD.
Movie Maker is not compatible with QuickTime. MOV files
and convert them to the. Before importing WMV format
in Movie Maker may be the best bet.
"Stay Knctd" program was added to my Start menu when downloading music on Amazon/Music Oasis. This program is somehow marked as "on" and therefore will not uninstall...
Hey big Guy Rainier,.
You can try these steps and see if you can uninstall the program.
You can use the Task Manager to quit the program.
For more information, you can consult the following articles:
After completing the process from the Task Manager, you can try to uninstall the program under programs and features.
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