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No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

Question: No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

Hi


I'm in Audit Mode.

I wish that all new users of Windows 7 SP1 had no icon on their taskbar and no link in their Start menu.

So, how do I do this?


Thanks


Bye

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Preferred Solution: No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

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Answer: No icon on taskbar and no link in Start menu for new users

Try right clicking on each icon on the taskbar and on the start menu and choose unpin from taskbar or start menu.

Jerry

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My start Menu Icon and my taskbar are all on the right of my monitor. From top to bottom. How can I get them back on the bottom of my monitor where they belong. I don't know what I did But leave it to me.
HELP Chuck,.
 

Answer:Solved: Start menu icon and taskbar

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Hello everyone,
Management has finally given the go-ahead to upgrade our end-users from IE 9 to 11. There major caveat mentioned is that they want the 64-bit shortcut to IE11 removed from the Start Menu. The reason is that we have a few proprietary applications that will
only function using a 32-bit version of Internet Explorer. 
To avoid a flood of support calls, I'd like to automate this process. I'd rather be proactive than reactive in this scenario. Previously, we've done this manually on a user basis (meaning, we image a computer, remove the link after, deploy). However, re-imaging
every computer in the company is not option, as we simply don't have the 1) time and 2) personnel to accomplish this task.
We're using Windows 7 Professional x64 and will be using Desktop Central ManageEngine to deploy the the upgrade. We've tested and it looks good - we can push the prerequisite patches and the new executable without any issue...save the fact that none of my
scripts have been able to successfully remove the 64-bit IE 11 shortcut.
Has anyone ever been in this situation before? If so, any suggestions? 
Thanks!
Alex

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Unfortunately I deleted an item in my taskbar and start menu properties.It was in present but now it is in the past menu.How can I bring it back to the present properties as I cannot find it in windows explorer. it is in relation to the display settings.

Answer:Deleted an Icon in Taskbar and Start menu properti

os? if me or xp try system restore.johnnny.

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This is petty, but it's driving me nuts. A very short drive. I know I need to find iTunes.exe, but I cannot find anything but "iTunes" in Programs. Where is the .exe part?

Answer:Move iTunes icon from taskbar to start menu

Hi,
If iTunes is open and on your taskbar the exe is already open,
There are a few ways to add it to the start menu programs list,
One simple one is to drag the taskbar listing/ icon on top of the start button and pause for a moment until the start menu list appears, "do not drop yet"
Then drag it up to where you want it to be waiting for a horizontal line to appear and release the drag,
See if that helps,
Cheers.

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As per title, anyone else found this?

Is there anything I can do to make it install properly?

Thanks

Answer:uTorrent doesn't creat start menu shortcut or taskbar icon

No, works fine for me. I use ut 2.2.1

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I have a situation where a program shows on "All Programs" but not in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs in Explorer. How can I see that shortcut or whatever in Explorer?

Also, on C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs there appear items (files, shortcuts, whatever) of the same name. What's going on here?

Thanks,

royeo
 

Answer:Program shows on "All Programs but not on username Start Menu or All Users Start Menu

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Windows 10
Laptop Toshiba. Start button freeze, don't work and can't start menu. Network icon , Edge icon, time icon disappear , can not access Edge.
Don't know what to do. Pls help
Thx

Answer:Start button dont work can not start menu Net icon, time icon disapear

Originally Posted by baddog2 Windows 10
Laptop Toshiba. Start button freeze, don't work and can't start menu. Network icon , Edge icon, time icon disappear , can not access Edge.
Don't know what to do. Pls help
Thx Sometimes happens. Go to start, right click, Reboot

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Hi all,I've got an icon for an extranet site however, extranet users can't see the graphic, as it file sits on an internal server. Is there any way of embedding the graphic into the icon so everyone can see the icon as it is meant to appear?Thanks all.

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How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.

Answer:C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

That is because it is not a real folder it is a junction point for old software. The real place is:
C:\ProgramData

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Hi all,

Past items in Taskbar.

There are many leftover items of software that I used to have before in this section. For one reason or another they're still showing up as past items, although I removed that software a long time ago in the Add/Remove Programs. Do these items interfere with the speed of starting up the computer? I like to have my 'puter as clean as possible.

I would like to remove them if possible but can't find a way to do it.

1. Can they be removed?
2. If so, HOW?

Windows XP Home.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Taskbar and Start Menu Properties (past items in Taskbar)

Hi oma

Yes you can remove these as they are not automatically removed when software is removed, no they dont hamper the startup process, but I personally like to remove them as I like things tidy, just need a simple button to do this proces automatically and one thing I have suggested to MSFT to add.


Open Regedit ( goto Start > Run and type regedit and hit enter )
Locate the registry key location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify and right click the folder and choose Export ( this will backup that location for you )

then Delete the two values mentioned in bold ( agian right click each of them and choose delete ) IconStreams and PastIconsStream once deleted hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and look for explorer.exe in the Processes Tab and click it and choose End Process ( at this point it is perfectly normal for your taskbar and all desktop icons to disapear )

Then with the Task Manager still open click the top menu option of New Task (Run...) and in the Open box type explorer and hit enter.


Then when you check the Customize Notifications they will all be gone ( apart from some running ones ) best bet is to restore all your actual running tray processes is to re-boot.




Note for Vista users only this is slightly different as below.

Open Regedit ( goto Start > and in Start Search box type regedit and hit enter )
Locate the registry key location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Micros... Read more

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Hello all,
So about a month ago I restarted my computer and when it came back on all my programs pinned to my task bar and everything that was in my start menu was gone. From there I could not unlock the taskbar and nothing would pin in either the start menu or taskbar. I researched everywhere about it. I tried unlocking the taskbar in properties and registry with no luck. I finally found some posts about how my user profile was corrupt and from there I went on and made a new profile and copied everything and BOOM it all worked fine now. Well today it happened AGAIN! I restarted my computer and everything disappeared. So I think it is still a corrupt profile, but this is the second time it has happened. My question is. 1) is there another way to fix those two issues besides creating a new profile? and 2) What could be the cause of this happening twice in a month. Would a reformat fix it or is it a hardware issue?

ADD: I forgot to mention my outlook email profiles are gone too. Those somehow got erased as well.
 

Answer:Cannot unlock taskbar AND cannot pin anything on taskbar or start menu AND Outlook Pr

Did you run chkdsk on your drives to eliminate possibility of file corruption or cross-linking ?
 

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when right clicking on taskbar to open properties window it does not show start button tab.

Answer:Why is my start menu tab missing in taskbar and menu properties in window in Win 10?

This was removed some time around build 10041. All of the options that were on that tab are now either integrated into the Personalization section of the Settings app or are no longer available since they refer to UI elements and functionality that has been changed since then.

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I think the only thing that will work here is a registry hack.

By default if you set the start menu properties to display "favorites" it does so by a menu. It does not give you a choice to display this as a link or a menu like it does for other folders.

Is there a way to fix this?

Answer:Display Favorites as a link not a menu in Start Menu

Drag it on to the start menu ( left hand pane) and pin it and it will open up in a new window when clicked.

Sorry i know its not what you want but its the only option i know.

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I used to have access to the applications from STORE from an icon on the toolbar at the bottom of my screen. I unpinned it from the toolbar expecting that the icon would be in the ALL Apps from the Window icon at the bottom left of my screen.
How do I add the icon back on my toolbar?

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I know that the full version can be achieved while holding the shift key, but is there way to bypass that and have the regular full sized menu by default?

Answer:Why is the context menu in Start Menu and Taskbar so small?

not as far as i know ; unless one resorts to magnifying windows entirely .

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The other day my Windows 7 desktop changed. I do not know why. All of my Start Menu icons are on the Taskbar and I cannot remove them. Any help appreciated. Cheryl

Answer:Win 7 taskbar all icons from start menu on taskbar

Please create and upload a screenshot.

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I have a client that has laptop with windows 7 Pro. He had a faulty network card, so I have added a new, usb network card. That said, He can not pin anything to taskbar or start menu. I cleared both folders of shortcuts(567 of them) but to no avail. He also has no options under his desktop Context menu for New. He is also using a roaming profile, of which I will disable next time I am there. I have a feeling that might be the issue. I did scour the internet trying all the usual suggestions, but do vaguely remember something about an entry in cache somewhere that if it is too big or corrupt, it could cause this behavior. I am unable to find that post anywhere now. Any thoughts? I would appreciate it. I mention the network card because one post had taskbar issues until he disabled his faulty network card. I have disabled the faulty network card.

Answer:Cannot pin to taskbar, start menu or unlock taskbar

Theres also settings in the performance options that can affect the ability to pin things to the taskbar at least. Have you ran a sfc/scannow on this machine?

Welcome to the forums btw.

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I have Outlook 2010 with the icon pinned to the taskbar. Before, I could right click on this icon and a menu would show up with options like "New Email, New Calendar Item", etc.

I ran a System Cleaner and the Extended Menu is no longer there. I've searched thru the Option settings and was not able to find anything.

Does anyone know where I can re-activate this?
Thank you!

Answer:Outlook 2010 Taskbar Icon Right Click Menu

Hello TheFifthWave and welcome to Seven Forums. You could try to unpin it from the taskbar and then repin it. If that doesn't work maybe try a System Restore. Good Luck

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Hello,

I notice that in Windows 7, when you right click a pinned program to the taskbar, the menu to select options is many pixels away from the program. In previous versions of Windows, the 'Close' function in the menu was a single pixel away from the cursor when you clicked, so you could close programs quickly. Now, in 7, I always have to move my mouse so far away to click the close option. Is there any way to change this?

Example (what all menus used to look like):

What Windows 7 menus look like:

Thanks!
-Jason
 

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Anybody ever seen anything like this?

Seems to have started after the 8.1 upgrade.

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XP Pro SP3 with Restore disabled by group policy. Any suggestions?

Answer:Users not able to Log Off from Start Menu

Are you part of a network, or is this a home computer?
If a network, what version of Windows Server are you running?

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How can I be sure that changes to my start menu (folders and program shortcuts) are only reflected for my profile?
 

Answer:Start menu and different users

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Hello,
I am trying to edit my "All Users" Start Menu. I can create a folder so that when I click the Start Menu, it shows. But the folder will not open to show the shortcuts in it. If I right-click, explore, the shortcut is there, but I am unable to access it the conventional way. Is there sometihing I am missing?

Thanks in advance,
Jake

Answer:All Users Start Menu

Hello Jake, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Is the folder that you added to the Start menu a shortcut to a folder or an actual New Folder? Folder shortcuts will not expand in the Start menu. They will only open in a new window.

Start Menu - Shortcuts

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I am very limited to my knowledge of computers and how to fix the problems. If anyone can give me any advice about my computer I would very much appreciate it. I turned my computer on about a week ago, it froze up, I restarted it and was missing my taskbar and my files where opened in a separate window. Nothing simple works. The obvious things do not work. I have no start button. It will not do anything. If I go into control panel, cannot open it from there. Please help!

Answer:Missing Start Menu, Taskbar, No Start Button

Try doing a System Restore back to before you experienced this problem.Windows XP System Restore Guide

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When I start up my computer, my Steam starts up, then I manually start Chrome. Chrome comes up fine, Steam does too, but when I try to right click on Steam and click friends, all it does is create another steam process running at 100-108 K. Then if I close Chrome and try to reopen it, it will do the same. This happens with EVERY program after I start up. There's a 5 second window where I can open programs without issue, then after that it will only start 108 K copies of them. It takes me around 30 restarts just to get it working properly, if not more.
 

Answer:Unable to start most programs from taskbar and start menu

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I am looking for careful instructions on how to pin a link to a web site (GOOGLE) in my start menu. I found a brief description in the "windows xp tips and tweaks download" but it wasn't really detailed enough for me to attempt. I would really love it if there was a tool that i could download to make this easier as i am inexperienced at editing my registry. If at all possible i would like it to have an official looking google icon also! I'm not asking for much just everything i can think of!
beakerr

Answer:Url Link In Start Menu?

Make the browser page take only a portion of the screen so you can drag the url to your desktop. That will create an icon on your desktop for the page.

Drag that icon to the word "start" and keep holding the mouse button down while the menu opens, and drag the icon to wherever you want it to reside.

Clicking on that icon in the menu will then open the browser and direct it to the page that was on it when you created the icon.

Is that what you meant?

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I just got a netbook with windows 7 and am trying to set up accounts.
Basically, what I want to do is make it so that installed programs are instanced between users.
If I want X program to run when I log in (administrator), I don't want that program to run when any other users log in.
If I install a program (as admin under admin account), say Steam for example, I don't want that to show up in the start menu under other users, or to start on login for other users.

Is this possible?

Answer:W7; how to seperate start menu between users

Possible yes. For a program to automatically start you can create a scheduled task (see here http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...scheduler.html) and set it to run on login.

For restricted programs, just use Windows 7 Parental Controls (very good how-to here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10524...-in-windows-7/)

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Hi all, i'm an IT student and have an exam tomorrow, one of the exercises will be "Create an option on start menu for all users called Aplications containing the appropriate version of 7-zip and cd-burner xp on Windows 7 Professional x64"
I?ve been reading several threads but can?t find a satisfactory solution. Anyone can help me?
Thanks in advance

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Hello:

I'm using XP Pro SP3 and am creating a master image to deploy to over 100 computers.

1) During testing found that the start/search/for files or folders does nothing when clicked on by either a domain user or local user.
2) Search works fine from start menu with Domain admins or local admins.
3) Search works for users when opening 'My Computer' and clicking on the search button there.
4) Because search does work in 'My Computer', I thought a workaround would be to remove the search from the start menu using local group policy, but when I did this, then search no longer worked in 'My Computer'!!

Things I've done to try and fix this:

-removing the local user's local profile and having it rebuilt.
-copying the administrator's local profile to the users profile.
-restoring the operating system to default security settings using 'secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /dbsecsetup.sdb /verbose'
-error checking C: drive with automatic fix and scan/recover bad sectors.
-re-installing srchasst.inf and re-registering search service service by using regsvr32 /i on srchui.dll, urlmon, jscript.
-searched the web and other forums.

When I add the local user to the administrators group then start/search and rightclick start/search works, and brings up the start menu as its default search path. When I remove the user from the administrators group it goes back to not working again.

This seems like a securi... Read more

Answer:start menu search will not run for users.

I have a problem with my search function. It can't be a microsoft problem, I've already searched within their advises. That was like a one of those phone calls you make that no matter what number they tell you to push it sends you on a loop. then hangs up on you. grrr.
The search button is right above RUN in my start programs menu. I click on it and nothing happens except that it freezes up all on it's own. Not to mention half my open windows.

And get this, I can no longer double click anything I have to right click and hit open on every file and folder. If I double click the search feature opens! Then it freezes.

You see? A loop.

I know the double clicking thing don't work because when I deleted winrar ALL my file extensions changed. To this day they still ain't right.

But I don't know why the search does what it does. I am assuming it could be that "someone" did some configuring in the registry so that I wouldn't be able to use it and find something I shouldn't have "accidentally".

I can take a snapshot of the values and dword(whatever that means) for you so you could see if it is proper or not.

Thanks
Steph
 

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Hi

Wonder if anyone can advise. I stupidly got Windows Diagnostics malware on my PC. Thankfully managed to catch it before it did too much damage. However, after getting rid of it I appear to have a problem accessng my task manager and All Users Start Menu Icons.

I have managed to re-enable the task manager via the registry but I'm still unable to get the All Users Start Menu displaying via Start --> All Programs. The Start Menu for the Current User displays OK.

What appears to be the problem is that access to the All Users Start Menu folder under Documents and Settings is disabled somehow as all Subfolders and icons are 'greyed out'. or maybe because its calssed as a system folder. If I check the security tab for the folder all users, eg Administrator, Power Users, User, etc have the permissions I would expect but they too are greyed out. The ironic thing is if I use windows explorer I can access these folders and run the programs.

So at a bit of a loss to know how to re-enable these any advice would be gratefully accepted.

Thanks
 

Answer:Missing All Users Start Menu

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I am trying to help a friend of mine get her new computer to her satisfaction.

We both have Windows 7 and on mine (a few months old), I have both the large buttons on the taskbar at the button in addition to smaller icons to the left of them. She does not have to have the small buttons (Big ones are easy to setup) however, when she clicks on her Internet Explorer (and other programs she has pinned like Word, Excel, etc.) button at the bottom, it won't open up multiple sessions. Whereas on mine, I can click on the small IE button to the left and get as many sessions as I want.

I am also attaching a screen shot of my computer. As you can see, I have both big buttons and small buttons to the left. How does one get those small buttons? Thank you all VERY much for your help!!!

Answer:Taskbar vs. start menu

This should help you
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

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don't have taskbar or startmenu to do above, have in safe mode but not administr, at wits end with microsoft techs

Answer:No Taskbar or Start Menu

don't have taskbar or startmenu to do above, have in safe mode



Some non-system applications cause this.In safe mode go to

Start>>Search>>eventvwr.msc

Check error messages in Application and System sections,pay attention on errors which appears with system start.

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ive had vista for about 2 months and this problem keeps happening to me more and more frequently...
my taskbar keeps messing up and freezing, so i cant see the time and the programs that i have running. and i cant see the start menu. The only way to fix it is to reboot the computer
is there any way to fix this ?
 

Answer:no start menu/taskbar ?

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upon turning on my laptop i have no taskbar no start menu and no short cut icons.

Answer:no start menu or taskbar

Hi there,Turn on your system and press Keep pressing F8 Key till you get some booting options. Once you got options then select ' Last known good configuration ' and hot enter and see it works or not.Best of luckImran Khanhttp://www.laptop-accessories4u.co.uk

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I think last Friday I downloaded a custom search box that is displayed in my taskbar. I tried it and it takes me to BlazeSearch. I am able to hid the bar, but cannot disable or delete.

I have installed Spybot and Hijack This and actually found the search assistant program, but it is still displaying.

Any thoughs?

Windows XP
 

Answer:Start Menu: Taskbar

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I have searched the web and tried several things.

I ran task manager and explorer.exe process is running. I closed it and ran it again.

I went to the registry and found the shell data and it is explorer.

I have tried ctrl+esc.

None of these things work!


Any ideas please?

Answer:no taskbar or start menu

Ok I have found something else on the web and tried it but does not fix everything

I right-clicked the bottom of my screen and now I have desktop toolbar and the start menu. But I can find no option to show the running tasks or windows if you prefer.

Edit: I am logged in to a secondary account right now as this one I have minimal success. My primary account I can not bring up taskbar at all!

This is account I have to right click bottom of screen and check something and it appears although it does not show tasks that are running.

Also when I log into my primary account(with no start menu or taskbar) I can hit windows+L and when I select another account it brings me right back to account selection and only one I can select successfully is the primary one.

To access my secondary login I needed to restart my computer and go straight there!

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Hi. My husband has an eMachines T2341 running Windows XP Home Ed. He just reinstalled XP & upon completion found there is no 'Start' icon in the taskbar. I had him open 'My Computer' from the desktop & go to 'Control Panel'. From there, open 'Appearance & Themes' & then 'Taskbar & Start Menu'.
'Taskbar & Start Menu' will not open although 'Display' & 'Folder Options' will.
I'm stuck here...suggestions on how to pin the 'Start' icon to the taskbar?
Thanks for your help.
camhames

Answer:Start Menu Not Available On Taskbar

WARNING:This is a registry edit. If you're not comfortable with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registryTry this:kellys-kornerRestore Taskbar and Start Menu - #117, on the Left

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Alright....i dont think they are GONE, but they are not visible whatsoever.....I think they are positioned off screen somewhere.....tried switching resolutions and everything. Any ideas for help??? Please? I think there is a way to get it back to its usual position, but i dont remember....please help me out, thanks
 

Answer:Start Menu and Taskbar GONE

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Hi,Could anyone explain how I can get rid of "Past Items" in 'Start'/'Settings'/'Taskbar and Start Menu'/'Customize'/'Past Items'? This list has built up to a great amount. The O.S. is Win. XP.Hope I get a reply.Thanks.

Answer:Taskbar and Start Menu

Be careful when editing the registry.http:// support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283084delete the space before "support" in the above link.

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I have searched the web and tried several things.

I ran task manager and explorer.exe process is running. I closed it and ran it again.

I went to the registry and found the shell data and it is explorer.

I have tried ctrl+esc.

None of these things work!


Any ideas please?

Answer:no taskbar or start menu

Please reply in other thread I don't know why there are two, Thanks!

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i dont have access to my start menu or my taskbar until i sign on to my isp,all i get is an hour glass
 

Answer:my taskbar and start menu

Is this a new problem? Can you boot into Safe mode? Does anything work normally in Safe mode?
 

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As you all know, it is possible to pin a program to start menu or/and taskbar.
I have done this and it works well, but today I lost my start menu (only the pinned programs) and all my pinneds program at the taskbar.

And I can't get them back - have tried restart and system restore

Any idears
/Per

Answer:Taskbar and Start Menu

Hello Per, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to repin them?

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There is no pin to start menu or taskbar option in the right click menu, help.

Answer:Pin to start menu or taskbar

Hello Ready, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give us more details on about your problem? For example, what type of file are you right clicking on, what is it's location, etc.....

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Solved
 

Answer:No Start Menu and Taskbar

Have you tried Task manager>applications>new task and typed explorer.exe.
 

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At first, I couldn't open windows explorer in start menu. then slowly but surely, I've not been able to open other programs (system information, incredimail, My Computer ...). These all work fine in safe mode though.
I've uninstalled everything that has been recently installed and reinstalled incredimail. Still won't open in windows even when navigating to the program directory. Google search didn't help any. Anyone got an Idea?

Answer:Start Menu And Taskbar

Are you getting any specific error messages.
Have you run any spyware or antivirus scans?
Have ya cleared your temp internet files and history lately?

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first, how do u change the task bar to something different? Is this only customizable when changing the theme?

second, how do you change the start menu icon?

Answer:taskbar and start menu help

first = Google

second = Start Menu Button - Change

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The words 'control panel' are missing from my start menu. How can I restore this link back?

Answer:missing link on start menu

99% of the time what you are experiencing is caused by spyware / viruses. To fix please:

1. Download this file and double click to run. Click "Yes" when prompted. This should restore access to the control panel. You may need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

2. Please read and follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below to remove the program that denied your access to the control panel. You must follow the 5 Steps to ensure that you are not locked out of your control panel again. Step 5 will ask you to post a log in the HijackThis forum. This log will allow the TSF malware removal team to help you manually remove any spyware or viruses on your system.

BMR777

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Deleted my post...I fixed it!

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I have a stupid amount of MP3's so I store them in my slave drive which is a lot bigger than the main drive.

The question I asked myself is can I link the Music link to the MP3 folder in the D drive which was easily done with the properties by right clicking the Music and altering the location of the folder.

So now when I hover over the music in the start menu it shows a long list of MP3?s which I don?t mind.

The thing that is annoying is that if I click the Music link it doesn?t go to the folder like the others in the start menu i.e. Document & Pictures. I have to right click then click open.

I bet the first thing you think is what a lazy bas!$rd lol? It?s Just weird the fact it doesn?t work the same way as the other links in the start menu.

Another thing I would like to do is rename the Music link if that is possible?

Answer:Music Link in start menu

Hi Soulfinger,

You might consider restoring the default location for the C:\Users\(username)\Music folder and just create a shortcut to the music folder on the D drive and place it in the C:\Users\(username)\Music folder. This way you do not have the extremely long list, and the D drive folder opens in a separate windows when you click on the shortcut. Plus, you can name the shortcut anything.

I noticed that some users folders will open in a separate window when you click on them while others will have to be right clicked, but they all still display as a menu from the Start menu main Username folder. I suppose it's a quirk considering you can choose to have them display as a link or menu in the Start menu Customize options.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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HELP! the Help and Support link on my Start menu doesn't work anymore. How can i get it working again? I tried Microsoft Support but I can't figure out what it needs for me to log in there
 

Answer:Help and Support Link on Start menu

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I have looked through the forum and didn't see anything that might help. I'm not gonna ask how to make the start menu link either windows mail or live mail. I want to know how to make the link use Firefox (and not Explorer which I don't use) when it opens up a browser to connect to mail??????

Firefox is set as my default browser but apparently the link bypasses the default browser choice and automatically uses Explorer

On a second note. My explorer will not run in the protected mode even after I go through and change all the settings to enable protected mode it always says "protected mode - off" in the bar at the bottom when running. any ideas?

Answer:Mail link in start up menu

Originally Posted by Squa190


On a second note. My explorer will not run in the protected mode even after I go through and change all the settings to enable protected mode it always says "protected mode - off" in the bar at the bottom when running. any ideas?



Hello Squa190, welcome to Vista forums!

You have to have UAC enabled to run in "Protected Mode" in IE.

User Account Control (UAC)

Keep us informed!



Later Ted

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Am I the only Vista user who has "Windows Explorer" and "Ease of Access Center" always appearing in the Start Menu, after boot-up?
Is there any way to create a filter, to keep certain things out?
 

Answer:Vista users: start menu question

I used to always get Backup and Restore Center, or whatever it's called, popping up on that list, even if I didn't run it. I never figured out why.
 

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How can I get the start menu to alphabetize for users on the network. Every time I add an item to their list via the network, (the start menu is pushed to the user and before it is pushed I alphabetize the list but . . )it appears at the bottom of the start menu and the user can't right mouse to sort by name (right mouse restricted on purpose for students) We are not using the classic menu rather the XP start menu (2)

Answer:Alphabetize Start menu for Network users

Sort Menus Alphabeticallyhttp://www.theeldergeek.com/sort_me...

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The problem: All the shortcuts from “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs” have disappeared from my start menu. The ones from C:\Documents and Settings\<current user>\Start Menu\Programs are still shown.
 
I have spent the weekend trying to fix this, to no avail, so hopefully someone can give me some new ideas.
 
I’m running XP SP3 on a Toshiba laptop. I can’t be sure exactly when this happened, but I noticed it on Friday, and I am 100% certain this problem did not exist the previous weekend. In that period of time the only software installs were an update for Keepass and an update for Mathcad. It is possible that something else notified me an update was available and I just installed it without thinking about it, but if so it would only be something like Java or Adobe flash.
 
If I go to “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs” the shortcuts are all there, and they are not hidden, they just don’t appear on the start menu.
 
The obvious way to fix this was to just roll back to a recent restore point where the problem does not exist. Unfortunately, I could not get any restore point to work, even when doing the restore entirely in safe mode (i.e. start the restore in safe mode, and finish it in safe mode). After a lot of messing around I came to the conclusion that the restore point cache was corrupted. I confirmed that by turning System Restore off and back on to clear the c... Read more

Answer:Shortcuts from "All Users" not showing in the start menu

Move them to the start folder in C:\Documents and Settings\<current user>\Start Menu\Programs

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Working with XP Pro here.

I used to be pretty much the only user of my PC ... but I will have some guests around for awhile, so I would like to set up other user accts.

I want to be the only user that has access to ALL programs.(my user acct already has admin privileges). I just want the basics for anyone else.

Other than going thru a tedious cut-copy-paste, drag/drop project between the "All Users" folder & each users folder .....

Is there a simpler way to accomplish this ?.

Better yet ... is there a bigger picture so to speak, that I should be looking into, that would accomplish this & provide peace of mind in other areas as well, such as limit access to files & folders elsewhere ?.

Doing something in Administrative Tools perhaps ?.

I would think having Pro vs Home would offer some advantage in this situation, but I'm not sure(that's why I'm asking).

The easier the better ... even if it requires a 3rd party program

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Doc & Settings - Users & Start Menu Items

I don't have XP pro but with what I know you can:
Create a limited account
Turn off its write permissions to folders like WINDOWS and Program Files and read permissions to other users.
Open Start menu folder and delete shortcuts
And to stop them changing system settings log onto that account and lock it up with Group Policy Editor - Start->Run->gpedit.msc (wish I had that in home edition lol)
Tweak it all to your liking.

Be careful not to change system wide restrictions in the group policy editor.

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I work at a university with computer labs. I am wanting to deploy Windows 8 in my labs. The problem is that it isn't familiar to the average person. I would like to place common tiles on the Metro Start for all users. This is a domain environment. It is simple to place these apps on the desktop for all users, but that does not serve the purpose; being that most users probably won't even figure out how to navigate to the desktop. I have already found out how to place these apps for all users on the "All Apps" page, but not the Start page.

Thank You

Answer:Metro Start Menu Applications for All Users

Everything I have installed on the desktop has placed a tile/icon on the start screen.

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I'm curious how many Windows 8 supporters/proponents use a Start Menu.
 

Answer:Windows 8 Users - Do You Use a Start Menu Replacement?

I said no. I like Modern UI. My wife hates it, so she uses Start Menu 8. At work, we put a different one. It does seem that a lot of people are always asking me what one to use, how to get Start menu back, etc.. I feel like an outcast being one of the few people that actually prefer the Modern UI on Windows 8.
 

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I'm configuring Windows 7 Enterprise for my office. I've gone through and installed all the programs. I then do the deal where I log in locally and copy my profile and make it the Default profile.

Anyway, when I log in using my profile (Domain Admin) no problems!
When i log in as a typical user (without admin rights) I don't see anything on the left side of the start menu (recent programs). I open Word, Excel, etc. but nothing is ever added to the recent\favorite program list.

I'm guessing it's a permissions issue but I can't seem to figure it out. Can someone help me out? Thanks!

Answer:Users not seeing recent items on start menu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by battlese


I'm configuring Windows 7 Enterprise for my office. I've gone through and installed all the programs. I then do the deal where I log in locally and copy my profile and make it the Default profile.

Anyway, when I log in using my profile (Domain Admin) no problems!
When i log in as a typical user (without admin rights) I don't see anything on the left side of the start menu (recent programs). I open Word, Excel, etc. but nothing is ever added to the recent\favorite program list.

I'm guessing it's a permissions issue but I can't seem to figure it out. Can someone help me out? Thanks!


Have a look at the answer given by Compumech on page 1 of this link :
Program Icons Missing in All Programs Menu

According to the replier, the key is to cut the programs down to 70.
Apparently it works for a few users in that thread. Please continue reading past page 1.

Don't hold me to it if this does not work.

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Hello
 
I have been for some time seeing an annoying icon flashing up in my toolbar on start up. It is only there for a fraction of a second and too quick to click on. It appears to be a blue square with what appears to be a white laptop with a white blob in the middle. Can anyone help solve the mystery, confirm if this should be appearing and if not how I go about getting rid of it. It appears around 2 mins 22 seconds after start up. I have tried attaching the video to show you but I cant seem to upload videos here
 
If you could help that would be great

Answer:Disappearing icon in taskbar on start up

How can I find out what program keeps popping up in my taskbar and disappearingHow to find out what process (program) is using a file with Process ExplorerHow to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a FileInstructions for using Process Explorer by Windows Sysinternals.Download and save Process Explorer to your Desktop.Create a new folder on your hard drive called Process Explorer (C:\Process Explorer) and extract (unzip) the file there.Double-click on procexp.exe to open the program.Using your mouse, click on and hold down the "gunsight" (Find Window's Process) icon in the top toolbar.Process Explorer disappears, and your cursor icon is in Find Window's Process mode.Drag the cursor over to the popup window and release the mouse button.The process to which this windows belongs is highlighted in Process Explorer.

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My computer is facing a problem,I have windows XP professional Sp2 , in which the Start Menu and Taskbar at the bottom of my screen is missing. It is a suspected virus , even though i have installed Qucikheal 2010 Anti-Virus it is not detecting any virus. ANd my system restore is also not working.

Please provide your valuable inputs to my problem and looking forward towards the solutions.

P.S - I am also not able to Copy and paste any of the files in my PC. ( i wanted to take a backup of imp. documents on a usb pen drive)

Thanks alot

Answer:start menu and taskbar is missing!

DO a ctrl+alt+delete and see if explorer.exe is running, and what is Quick Heal? Sounds like one of those fake anti-virus programs.

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My Start Menu and task bar are frozen. I can open Firefox/Internet Explorer but anything else including the start menu, cortana/search, windows store, etc are frozen and if I click, nothing happens.
I can't access Settings either, so I can't access window update.
How do I fix this?

Answer:Start Menu & Taskbar Frozen, how can I fix it?

Google/bing this :) there is a solution that requires you to run powershell..
Another solution which will help with the windows update bit, is to create a new user account (control panel), give it admin rights and then log into that one :) from there you'll be able to update

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I would like to delete the list of past items logged in taskbar and start menu properties inside the 'customize' option. (click on control panel,appearance and themes, taskbar and staret menu, then customize).

Is there a way of removing the information?
 

Answer:windows xp taskbar and start menu

Probably buried in the registry. Try opening regedit and searching for a word in one of the items you want to delete. Be sure to make a backup of your registry before changing anything.
 

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What the heck?? I have a laptop (HP, Windows XP) that just starts with a background image. There are no icons, no taskbar, no start menu. How can I fix this?? It happened forever ago and I've tried scanning and deleting files with Spyware protection stuff and nothing is working. Please help. Please explain it simply, I'm really technically challenged. Thanks!!
 

Answer:No icons, no taskbar, no start menu!!

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hello this is my 1st post and i hope it has a good ending. this is my prob-

no bottom taskbar/big green "start" button (whole thing)on the bottom of my desktop

ive already

-relogged

-restarted

-ctl alt delete/ apps/ new tasks/ explorer.exe

-hit the "windows" button

-jumped down, turned around, picked a bale of cotton

-ctrl alt delete/ users/logoff

none of these work

i installed new nvidia drivers and they wont even work, so i reinstalled the old 1's and theres no start menu taskbar now

cmon guys ...youre my only hope

Answer:HELP!Start menu and taskbar not showing up!

Have you tried going to My Computer > Control Panel > Taskbar Properties. And uncheck "autohide" and checking "always on top."

If that doesn't work, then try moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen and right clicking. If you get a different menu click "properties" and then click "always on top," and uncheck "autohide."

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Hi,
Just tried to set-up AutoCAD 2008 Keygen.exe on my pc. It said that the application is incompatible so I just removed the file. The next day when I opened my computer, after logging on, the taskbar & start menu didn't show. With only one window opened, I tried to fix it through control panel but still it didn't work. Also tried Ctrl-Esc and safe-mode but to no avail.
Not sure if said file is not really compatible with Vista as what I have read on forums or it is a virus.
Can somebody help me fix this? The following might be of help:
File Description: Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
File Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lost Taskbar & Start Menu

Originally Posted by leo24


Hi,
Just tried to set-up AutoCAD 2008 Keygen.exe on my pc.



Sorry, i missed that (keygen)
You are then surely infected, never download such rubbish progs.

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Please help because this is driving me nuts!!Client brought me their PC. Boot it up and I get just the desktop wallpaper. Nothing else shows. No icons, task bar, or start menu. When I first started, CTRL-ALT-DEL wouldn't give me the task manager either. Using a very round about way, by going thru safe mode with cmd prompt, I was able to run ComboFix and Malwarebytes Anti-malware and clean a lot of spyware off of it. After that, I can now access the task manager and run most any program. I've used the task manager to install and run other spyware and virus killers and am pretty sure that the computer is clean now. However, I can't get the desktop to work at all.Using task manager, I can use regedit, msconfig, and others like that, but I cannot run CONTROL.EXE or EXPLORER.EXE. When I type either of those two commands into the New Task field, I get the following error:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.The one thing that I've noticed that may or may not be relevant: The windows files are installed under C:\WINNT, not under C:\WINDOWS.C:\WINDOWS doesn't exist, but C:\windows (all lowercase letters) does exist and it has a single file in it. C:\windows\temp\GLF27.exe is the only folder and file I can find in that directory. As I said, this may or may not be relevant info.I've tried various things: used a "Restore desktop ic... Read more

Answer:No icons, taskbar, start menu

Sounds like another rootkit infection

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This probably has nothing to do with the problem, but I was rearranging some stuff on the Start Menu and Taskbar before it started. So, basically, when I try to hover over the Taskbar, the mouse simply switches to the "loading" animation and won't let me open any pinned programs or open the Start Menu. If I try spamming the Start button on the taskbar, it opens sometimes but closes after a split second, before I can do anything. The same happens with right click menus on the desktop, they instantly disappear. The screen goes black every few seconds. I can still open desktop programs, though they don't seem to be useful. When I open programs, they seem to be exempt from these effects, excluding the fact that most programs are automatically closed. I admittedly do not have much knowledge of computers. I tried most things that came to mind. None worked, of course. I tried doing multiple forced resets, removing the battery, made a useless attempt at resetting the normal way, I tried scanning the registry for issues with CCleaner, I tried getting towards the Control Panel via the right click menu, but it automatically closed. I also tried using Powershell but it took me like an hour just to open it and wasn't of much help either. And lastly I tried ending tasks on the Task Manager, but that just made the entire screen black, so thats great. I can still use the Internet so thats pretty great I guess. But Google didn't help, so I still have no idea how to fix it.
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Answer:Windows 10 won't allow me to use Taskbar/Start Menu

Hello. If you have a Command Prompt icon on your desktop, then open it in Administrator mode and run:

scf /scannow,

then run the dism command...
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


Plse see this article for for details: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-695b60477a93

Hint: Back up your data first, just to be safe.

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Why are some tiles gray and others blue? Can I set DVD player and weather gray too?

Answer:Set Color on TaskBar and Start Menu

Your background is dark explaining why you are seeing the grey color applied to most of the tiles by default. Unfortunately you can't really customize the tiles much except see them resized by a right click on each one by itself. The Personalization area is where you set the theme or color options with the tiles simply following suit depending what you choose.

As for the MS tiles those will always remain their MS default by MS design and are flexible like your other 3rd party app shortcuts would be. The Windows DVD Player will remain it's default as well as the one for Edge. With a 3rd party gizmo like the weather app however you have to see what options that has to offer as far as seeing the color changed or switching to a new background. The new Windows Wunderlist app has a number of backgrounds to select from with that particular app while other MS stuff will remain the default as always.

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Hi. Today, out of the blue, my start menu has started to hide behind the taskbar. It's rather annoying, as the area you type in is obscured by the taskbar now so I cannot see what is being typed:

I rebooted, no dice. Unlocked/relocked the taskbar, no dice. Moved it to the top then moved it back to the bottom, no dice. Any ideas?

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When Windows starts up I see the startbutton/task bar. When it finishes starting up it disappears and I can not figure out how to get it back. I can press cntrl+esc to get the quicklaunch area just as if I had clicked on the start button.

Any thoughts or instructions on how to get the taskbar back?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:start menu/taskbar missing

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

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I've tried to fix this from sites and advice on the internet, but it keeps happening. I can't find a topic here on this, so I apologize if I'm posting something I shouldn't be.

Thanks for any direction you can send me in.

Jovin

Answer:taskbar and start menu KEEP disappearing.

Hi Jovin,

Does this happen every time you turn on your PC/laptop? What about if you do a restart?

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My Start Menu or whatever it's now called on the bottom left corner of the desktop disappeared. I'm not sure if it was accidentally unpinned but I've tried and can't seem to find a way to add it back to my taskbar. Can someone please help?

Answer:Start Menu (Or Whatever It's Now Called) Gone From Taskbar

Welcome to EightForums, marylebone.

Are you talking about the mini Start Screen that appears on the bottom left corner? This is one of what is now called a hot corner.

You may go to the Start Screen by pushing the Windows key. Push again to return to previous screen.

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Running Windows XP Pro. I have no icons, no start menu and no taskbar. The only way I can run any program is to ctrl-alt-del and start a new task and I can run Iexlporer and get on the internet. However, I try and run Regedit, it comes up for a second and closes. I've ran Housecall, Virus Scan, and Regedit in Safe Mode but have found nothing. I've been getting "Project1, It's Time" popup and sometimes I get the RPC 55 second countdown to shutdown as well. I figure this must be something new or these virus programs are not finding my problem.
Any Ideas?
 

Answer:NO ICONS - No Start Menu - No Taskbar?

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I was wondering if there was a way too make the taskbar look like vista's bar and make the start menu a different color, maybe even a gradient (if possible)? I have attached an image of what I would like to accomplish.

Answer:Change Taskbar and start menu look

possible, using 3rd party themes with uxtheme patched and modified explorer.exe for the startmenu icon.

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Within "Taskbar & Start Menu Properties" under "Customize Notifications" I have many icons refering to programmes that I have installed and later correctly uninstalled. Admittedly they do not show on my taskbar due to them being either "Hide when inactive" or "Always Hide"I cannot find how to delete these remaining links to non-existing programmes?

Answer:Taskbar & Start Menu Properties

click here click here

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When i turn on my computer it completely skips over the start menu and immediately goes to where the desktop should be. Instead of my background though, the whole desktop is just black. The tool bar and the side panel will not open. I have been able to find and run most of the programs i use everyday like Skype and the internet through running them with task manager. Please help me fix this problem as soon as possible, thank you!
 

Answer:No desktop, taskbar, or start menu

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When I right click on the start button and when the menu appears some options have been added to the menu. I would like to delete these and add a few commands of my own, but I can't seem to find where to do this anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Taskbar and Start Toolbar Menu

Melonhead: Right-click the "start" button>click "properties">click "custumize". From there, you can arrange things as you want.

pjblevin
 

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Hi all,

I have a computer here with Windows XP Professional installed. The taskbar has hidden itself and seems to be corrupted in some way. I arrows appear to stretch it up from the bottom but you can't. Also pressing the windows key will not open the Start Menu. The taskbar is unlocked. It is not a matter of running explorer.exe either. There is no spyware on the PC but when I try to run some programs I get runtime errors. I have done several chkdsks and also done a repair install of Windows. Can't think where to go next. Urgent help needed please.

TIA

OCSE*
 

Answer:Taskbar and Start Menu Not Working

try this fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 164 , left hand side, download and use the small vbs script
Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality
 

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Hello all.I received a pavilion 7840 with windows xp pro and 768MHz CPU, 384MB of ram.This pc was riddle with malware.I used mbam,sas,and dr web cureit in
safe mode.With all the infections totaled it was around 4000 detected, and to follow up in normal mode with avira, add another 60 or so.Oh, did I mention no updates were possible because of a internet connection problem.There were restrictions that prevented me from gaining access to systems properties,control panel, and few others, so once I ran the all those scans I tried a command to restore security polices, and then used another program called xp security console
which allowed me access to those fore mention areas.When I switched between users account I found the taskbar and start menu unresponsive. Everything else works except avira, and when the cursor is over the taskbar it simply changes to an hour glass shape and stay that until moved.Now in safe mode it works, ther are no problems whatsoever.Something else happened while in normal I accidentally opened windows update in the systems tray and one was genuine windows
validation which failed I believe because there was no internet connection, but I wonder could it be related to the taskbar/startmenu thingy.I've got dsl and tried to connect to the net thru the usb port because erthernet adapter had been removed.This didn't do anything, so I switch a ethernet adapter from another hp pc I had fits like charm, but no luck with connection.The drivers and modem (ds... Read more

Answer:Taskbar And Start menu Problems

check device manager to see if ethernet drivers installed ... right click my computer ... properties ... hardware tab ... device manager button

personally with a machine riddled with that many problems i would start again with a clean install (delete partitions, format, install OS)
if you don't have a windows xp disk why not try ubuntu linux (very windows like)

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Hi,

I'm having trouble trying to get back my Start menu and Taskbar on my Desktop. Here's what happened that led to their disappearance:

Last night, I installed the beta nVIDIA 30.30 detonator drivers. It ran fine on all of my other games until it messed up on Deus Ex. (The preferred game to test new drivers for me.) So, I uninstalled it through Control Panel's Add/Remove option. When the computer restarted, I just got a blank screen. So I brought in another video card (TNT2 M64) from my older computer and plugged it in my PCI slot. When I could see again, I took the original CD from when I bought my PNY GF4 Ti-4200 and installed the 28.32's. Then, I shut down the computer, plugged the monitor cord back into the GF4 and booted.

When WinXP loaded, I could see my desktop and desktop items but the Start Menu and the Taskbar were no where to be found. I'm not sure what this calls for. I hope I don't have to re-install my OS b/c I've never done it before.

Help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:the Start menu and Taskbar disappeared!!

Do you have "auto hide" enabled for the task bar? Hold your mouse over the bottom of the screen for a few seconds and see if it pops the taskbar up....
 

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I have been searching all day with no prevail, i keep finding stuff on movie the taskbar to the right but not just the Start Menu button.
i have posted in other forums aswell and either get no reply or people giving wrong info.
i create a image to better explain what i want to do in hopes someone from this forum can help, many of you have helped me before customize my windows over the past years and know someone may know something i don't

there seems to be no image link button or i am blind
but here is the url of the image



top is what i have
bottom is what i want
thanks
Vaughn

Answer:Putting The Start Menu On The Right Of The Taskbar

Sorry it can not be done
Jerry

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1. Taskbar/Start menu freezes. Navigating through the start menu options eventually crashes/freezes it.

2. When taskbar frozen the Desktop icons are still active and I can open those. I can also open MyDocuments folder

3. Although I can open MyDocuments folder and navigate in there, once I try to open MyComputer folder it freezes.

4. Can't shutdown computer because Start menu frozen; Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work - only puts the task icon in the tray but can't open it. Alt-F4 doesn't close it either. have to hold the on/off switch to shut down.

I've tried:
1. sfc /scannow (no results)
2. changed hard drive (no change)
3. antivirus, spybot, adaware all good.


I'm going to update the PSU unless someone has a better idea.

Here's computer specs:

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...cs.htm#1101572



Thanks for your help!!

Answer:Taskbar/Start Menu Freezes

have you downloaded anything at all recently, particularly just before the problem occurred? Will the computer allow you to download anything now, if so try C Cleaner. Can you start in safe mode, if so do the same problems occur. Also do you have a copy of Hijack This? If you are able to run a HJT scan paste it in to the relevant forum on this site just to be sure you have no malware problems, in fact check that forum first because they prefer you to do HJT and other scans and post the results all together.

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Hello All,

When switch on my computer , the start menu and task bar is hidden

How can i display it ?

reagrds
 

Answer:start menu and taskbar are hidden

Is it hidden when you drag your mouse to the bottom of the screen?
 

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I have spent all day trying different cures for the Startup menu and task bar freeze problem to no avail.
The problem does not exist in my user acct only in the wife's and she is getting upset. I did some how get it to stop locking out and forcing a restart. I wish I knew how? I'm obviously not real computer savy. It's no wonder they give this away if you had the audacity to charge people for something this screwed up you could get into real trouble

Answer:Start up menu and Taskbar problems

You may want to stop using Edge and download and use Chrome. Edge seems to cause freezing in some computers.

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I have spent all day trying different cures for the Startup menu and task bar freeze problem to no avail.
The problem does not exist in my user acct only in the wife's and she is getting upset. I did some how get it to stop locking out and forcing a restart. I wish I knew how? I'm obviously not real computer savy. It's no wonder they give this away if you had the audacity to charge people for something this screwed up you could get into real trouble

Answer:Start up menu and Taskbar problems

You may want to stop using Edge and download and use Chrome. Edge seems to cause freezing in some computers.

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hi
lots of thanks for resolving all the problems i face with my pc.
now i have a problem
1. all the icons in my start menu look similar and all of them open in the same window if i on the all program in the start menu and open any one of that with applying default program then all the programs in the start menu open in the same program format .
2. icons like window media player or other default icons are not shown in the task bar.

Answer:start menu and taskbar problem

Have you scanned for viruses? Please try one of these free, online scanners to ensure that your protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

If infected, please follow the instructions in the First Steps link in the upper right of this page.

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I've tried to fix this from sites and advice on the internet, but it keeps happening. I can't find a topic here on this, so I apologize if I'm posting something I shouldn't be.

Thanks for any direction you can send me in.

Jovin

Answer:taskbar and start menu KEEP disappearing.

Hi Jovin,

Does this happen every time you turn on your PC/laptop? What about if you do a restart?

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Hi,
I recently upgraded my desktop to Windows 10, but have encountered a few problems that I hope you could help me out with.
The taskbar is not working as intended - I can use it to switch between open programs and launch any pinned programs, but right-clicking them does not work. Left-clicking does not work on the running services? located in the bottom right corner, however right-clicking here does.
The start menu does not work either, clicking the windows key results in absolutely nothing. Manually clicking the windows key in the bottom left corner likewise results in nothing.
Finally the Start-up tab in the Task Manager is blank, and lists BIOS-time to be 0 seconds.
Hope you can help me out!

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i don't know who get restore start menu or task bar back because i was try several times restore my computer

Answer:who to restore start menu or taskbar

desktop blank start menu & task bar missing in my computer eEee PC net book

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