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My start button doesn't work in Windows Pro 8.1

Q: My start button doesn't work in Windows Pro 8.1

I installed an Windows Pro 8 to 8.1 Pro x64 on a desktop computer. Both were clean installations, no other software was installed. With Window 8.1 Pro, the start button worked for a day after all the updates, then booted the computer. Now, if I try to right
click on the Start button with the mouse; nothing happens. Thinking it was a virus, I used Windows Defender to search to the for a virus and nothing found. No other Windows updates to fix the problem! To me it just another glitch in Windows!

I updated a laptop at the same time with Windows 8 to 8.1 X64, not the Pro version. The laptop was a OEM version of Windows 8. The laptop works fine with Windows 8.1 after upgrading it.

Preferred Solution: My start button doesn't work in Windows Pro 8.1

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A: My start button doesn't work in Windows Pro 8.1

Please try to copy WinX folder under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows into C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows.
If it doesn't work, please run following command to repair system:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
If the issue persists, let's test the issue in New user account.
If all these steps doesn't fix your issue, please capture the actions during this process by using Process Monitor:
Process Monitor v3.05
How to use, please refer to this article:
Using Process Monitor to capture system events
Keep post.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 tablet PC running Windows XP Professional. Yesterday I went to click on my Start button to shut down and it was non-responsive. No menus would open. I had to shut down via Ctrl Alt Del.

Today the Start button worked but in when I clicked on Shut Down, nothing happened. I had to again shut down via Ctrl Alt Del. This occurred 3 times.

I run Kasperksy Internet Security 7 and recently ran a Registry Mechanic scan, and believe my system to be free of adware, spyware, etc.

Any thoughts on how I might counteract this odd behavior would be greatly appreciated.


A:Windows XP Start button doesn't work

How long are you waiting after you click "shut down" before using ctrl+alt+del? Sometimes programs will be non responsive when Windows tries to shut them down and the system will stall for a bit. You might try typing "msconfig" in the run console and unchecking some of the programs that start up with your computer. I have a feeling you will find that there are allot that are active.

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More often than not the start button doesn't work. It happens when I log into my computer. It doesn't get any better from being logged in.

A:Start button in Windows 10 doesn't work

Hi, Just to be certain, are you referring to Windows 10 Start Menu button? If that's correct, try the following. Right click the Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) and click 'Yes' to the uac prompt. In the command prompt window, type powershell and hit enter. Copy the following, paste it in to the command prompt and then hit enter. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} When this has completed, type exit, hit enter, then type exit and hit enter once again. Restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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so i cant click the windows start button to get to tiles,nor use the charm to search.

i have had this happend before on another system.

ive read that it can be caused by an update but i havent downloaded nor installed an update.

my anti virus is avast but i do have malware antibytes installed so i can scan with that.

malware found nothing, i ended up having to restart explorer, but i want a perm fix.
is there an perm fix for it?

A:windows start button and charms doesn't work

Make sure that all Windows Updates are installed.
From and Command Prompt (Admin) type sfc /scannow
If all corrupt system files are not fixed type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Then run the sfc command again
It may appear to be frozen but let these command run their course.

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A couple of years ago, my Compaq desktop PC started having a problem:  more often than not, the start button wouldn't work.  As my current computer is now acting up, I tried that one again last night, and while it seemed to be starting it immediately stopped.  I'd like to be able to use it, but can't afford to have it repaired.  Is there anything I can do to get the start button to work correctly and consistently? 

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When I click the start button nothing happens. No idea where to begin to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Start button doesn't work

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Windows button does not do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Start button doesn't work

I would do a system restore to before the problem started.http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...system-restore/Check your power supply. Connection and cord.

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I can't open my start button. When I click on it nothing happens. I can right click on it and open properties, but I can't open windows explorer. Can someone help me with this?

A:Start Button Doesn't Work

Can you click on other programs with your left mouse button?

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Dell dimension 2400
MS XP, sp3, intel pentium 4 2.8 gHz, 512 RAM, Intel 82845G/ gl/ge/pe/gv graphics controller.

I started a thread asking for info on Win 32.unknown.Random.X but got no reply. But things have changed from then. Now log on to my account and it opens up but there is no desktop and the start button won't work, it just shows a 'busy' egg timer. I had created another admin account a while ago so I can access the PC but can't get hold of my data. Can you help please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:32:21 PM, on 8/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\PROGRA~... Read more

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I have four computers running Win10. On two of them the windows "Start" button on the task bar doesn't work. So I can't get to Settings or Apps. I can right click on the Start button and get the "right-click menu". All of the other task bar buttons work.

What's going on with this? It used to work. For a while it didn't work on my laptop, now that is working but on two other desktop computers it doesn't work. All computers have same Win10 version and latest updates (although hardware differs some between them).

Can I add the "Settings" and "All Apps" shortcut I would normally get left-clicking on the Start button to the Start button's "right-click menu"?

A:The Windows "Start" button on taskbar doesn't work with left-click

Hey CountryBumkin-

See if there's anything in HERE that might offer some help.

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On some(most) uses my back button doesn't work.  I have to go out of the program and start all over.  Even rt clicking on back doesn't work.

A:windows 7 back button doesn't work

Hi mmadyda and welcome,
can you tell us what browser you are using when this happens ? Or does the problem exist with all browsers.
What 3rd party toolbars have you got loaded? Google, Yahoo? Anything else?
The only time the back button doesn't seem to work is when there is an intermediate redirection page, so when you click back you are returned to
the URL that redirects to the page you were on again. If you use the little drop down arrow next to the buttons you can skip back 2 pages to work around this.
Hope this solves your issue

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I buy Lenovo Ideapad S300 and update from OS Linux to Win 10, but after i change to Windows 10, my brightness button (f11 and f12) doesn't work. I try to update my video driver but thats not affected. How i can resolve that?

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Greetings, I have an Windows XP and Windows Media Player 11.

When I play a wmv video from the computer everything is fine. HOwever, when I play a video from a link to the intenet, it will not allow me to drag the button forward. When I attempt to do that, it just goes back to the current postion.

Any ideas?

Thank you Bruce

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Updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 two weeks ago.
Had problems with Firefox.  Tried to download to replace existing Firefox.  CNET site appeared to be correct but something seemed wrong so I killed the download. But.
- The windows start menu doesn't come up when I click on the icon, but if I right-click, a text menu does appear and lets me, for example, shut down.
.- If I click on the Windows End icon in the task bar, the screen flashes but End does not come up.  Ditto for the Windows Store icon.
-  Somewhere SpyBot S&D was erased, but I was able to download it.
- If I double-click on a photo in Windows Explorer, I get a popup that lists the name of the jpeg and says Invalid Entry to Registry.  If I right click on the photo and go to any of the options the photo is opened except if I choose Photo.
- Firefox cannot properly display the Yahoo mail page, though Pale Moon and Opera can.
- I have Avast Anti-Virus and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and when I run their scans, they find no issues.
SO there are a few issues that I need help with.

A:windows 10 problems - start menu doesn't appear, windows key doesn't work, etc

Well the first thing you should try is to Run System Restore to before all of these problems started or to when you first installed Windows 10.
Then try to download Firefox from there website
Third thing is I would recommend to get rid of Avast it is low end and could be allowing virus I recommend ether McAfee or Norton Security.

Those are some things to think about
but it is all up to you when making your final decision

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Basically the title says it all. weather i use the windows button on the keyboard or try clicking it with my mouse, nothing happens. Any ideas?

A:Windows start button won't work

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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 Hi everyone, I currently own a T430S, and just recently the FN button on my laptop started to malfunction. It would work sometimes work but most of the times it doesn't register at all(refer to the video). Also I encountered another problem which is my laptop will wake up right away after put into sleep mode. This happens either when I put it into sleep mode or when I close my laptop(please also refer to the video). I have tried to reset my BIOS, tried unplugging my keyboard, but still no luck. Is there a way to fix this issue? This issue really has been bugging me for the past few days. I would appreciate any kind of support! Thank you!

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I cannot find a fix for my 8.1 start button.
It works when I move the task bar to the top, right or left but not at the bottom. I ran all windows updates and there are no missing/unknown drivers in device manager. No errors in the event log. I've restarted multiple times and created a new local profile.
I've also tried: 
Copy WinX folder under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows into C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows.

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Any ideas? I would prefer not to do a clean install. Thanks in advance. 
HP Touchsmart 23 series
i5-3475S 2.90GHz

A:Windows 8.1 - Upgrade from 8, Start Button Does Not Work

Yes, when the taskbar is at the bottom of the screen, I cannot left click on the start button. The machine is also a
touch-screen, which does work when I touch the start button.

Sounds like my problem with right-click on that object with my pen.  The only way I can make the pen do a right-click there is by filtering it through a Magnifier Lens (e.g. Win-+, Ctrl-Alt-L) moved there using the Touch Magnifier.  My real mouse
has no trouble there, just my pen...  WTH?  Now it's working?  Oh.  Just remembered.  I have Multi-touch driver disabled ATM.   Leaves pen working but not touch.  I didn't realize that as a result the pen was now working
better than it had.  So no need to use Touch Magnifier any more.  In fact, now it seems more difficult to use the Start button right-click menu with the Touch Magnifier overlaying it.  YMMV.  What would we do if an OS didn't have its quirks
to learn?   <eg>

Robert Aldwinckle

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I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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So recently I have noticed that the touchscreen on my laptop no longer works, which I could live with, but I also noticed that when I mouse of the start button in the lower left and I click on it, nothing happens. Can someone please help me with what's going on.

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So guys, a couple months ago i got this problem. The start button just stopped working! it clicks, but the leetle menu doesnt show up. also, the links on the taskbar work perfecly fine, buuuut when i minimize a window it is like closing it. it also does NOT work in safe mode, and i am pretty sure it isnt a virus(avast says so.) any help???

A:Windows 7 Task Bar/Start Button Dont work!! Please Help!!

Hi and welcome to the Forums ...... Have you tried running sfc/ scannow

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am on a Toshiba laptop. My (numeric) four button doesn't work, when I push it nothing happens onscreen. Is there anything I can do to fix it.

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Ok so ill try and put this in as much detail as i can but here is what ive had trouble with all night.
My brother brought a laptop in for me to look at,
A Toshiba Satellite L500D
Part Number: PSLT6A-006003
HDD Model: Fujitsu MJA2500BH
I could see straight away this wasn't going to be easy. Firstly, the loadup was fine until i got passed the options of bios, then nothing except a little cursor in the top left corner blinking like it was about to load something, nothing happens.
So i went and had a look at similar problems, they mentioned about pulling the battery out and powering it to see what happens, still nothing.
Then i went into bios to see if there were any issues, also checking the boot order was right, i reset them to default settings and saved it.
Once it had reset from that, it came up with a new error which said PXE-361: Media test failed.
Then i tried using a Usb Multiboot with Yumi installed on it, i decided to use Kaspersky because i have used that one before and i knew it would work, but still no success, the computer froze on the Toshiba load up screen, but when i unplugged the usb it would work till the next screen with the little blinking line in the top left corner, then do nothing. I have also tried restoring the comp to factory settings, by holding the 0 button and pressing the power button once, but all that comes up is HDD RECOVERY in the bottom left corner with no selections.
So, it doesn't let me boot from usb,
it won't let me do any recovery
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A:Windows will not start, Usb doesn't work and f8 fails to register.

Hi, welcome to the forums if you have a copy of the windows seven OS DVD change the bios order to boot cd rom first and boot with this in. Use the repair your computer option and run startup repair , if this fails then open a cmd prompt try a chkdsk c:/r at the x sources prompt.

The symptoms you describe indicate a failed HDD, may need to replace this, and reinstall, is there data on the hdd that you want to keep? The pxe media error indicates trying to boot from the network card.

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Hello everyone! Thanks for taking the time to read this post!
I have an Acer Predator G3100
Computer Specs:1 TB hard drive
8 GB DDR3 memory
AMD Phenom X4 850 quad-core processor
DVD-Super Multi drive
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 550ti (Recently replaced with an ASUS GTX 660 ti)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
LITEON PS-6451-5 450(?) Watt Power supply
ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD (Added by myself)
Now, I also have a picture of the motherboard. I'm not sure of the brand.

(The SSD was only not secured because of testing reasons when trying to figure out the problem)

So my problem began with me going away from home and putting the computer on restart before I left (I use splashtop to access my computer when I'm not home). During the following evening and night there was a lightning storm in town. I got home the next day with the computer being off. I tried to turn it on by pressing the power button and there was no reaction, I checked the power and unplugged the computer and plugged it back in again. I tried again and It powered up. Everything was loading fine until it started to load the OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) at that point the screen froze and the longer I waited the faster the CPU and Case Fan ran until it was what I assume at 100%. I turned the computer off, and restarted it into BIOS. CPU was stable at just about 50 Degrees Celsius. I left it to cool off for a bit and restarted it.

It froze again when loading Windows. I made a Windows recovery disc from my Laptop (Windows ... Read more

A:Windows won't start, recovery disc doesn't work...

I've seen this happen a few times with jumps in current (which may have came from your lightning storm). It's not the SSD/HDD, and in my case, it was the southbridge controller failed, which houses the SATA ports. Specifically, voltage regulators were overheating, and after 15-30 seconds of attempted use on the SATA ports, it would halt it's process.

Possibly the most irritating part of the whole thing was that I could idle a system or RAM process (BIOS/memtest/etc...) with no problem. It was once I tried to use any mass storage controller that I had no luck.

I've heard of ways around this, like rigging a case fan to hang perfectly over the regulators and run at full speed to keep them cooled, but that was ridiculous for me, I just replaced the board.

For fun, have you tried swapping your SSD with a spare drive (if you have one) and loading a clean install of Windows to rule out what I'm referring to? If you can get up and running with a test installation, it will help determine where the issue lies.

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So I'm going to try to be as specific as possible. About a month ago, I finally updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio laptop. It seemed to work fine, but I started getting an error every time Windows would start up or if I would "awake" the computer from Sleep mode. The error was "please insert disk into removable disk E:" I never had this error before. Apparently, this drive was my SD card and I've never even used that drive at all. Other than being an annoyance though, this error didn't seem to have any impact so I rolled with it for the time being figuring I could fix it later or just deal with it.
Well, after about two weeks, my computer froze up, so I tried to restart, and it wouldn't startup again. I would turn it on and it would just go to a black screen with a white arrow and stop. Sometimes it would take me to a black screen and say "Operating System Not Found." After several failed startup attempts, Windows seemed to take me to some diagnostic screen and I went through several prompts following whatever advice Windows 10 was giving me to fix the startup error. After several failed attempts, somehow miraculously I got it started again. Quickly, in fear of this happening again, I decided to revert back to Windows 7 hoping this would fix any problems. I let it run over night and the next morning, the computer was back to Windows 7 as normal. I was able to use the laptop as normal and there were no error messages. It seemed everything was fine.
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A:Windows Won't Start, Startup Repair Doesn't Work

Please run System File Checker
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and select Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.

Copy and paste sfc /scannow in the command prompt, then press Enter to start the scan.  
If the scan finds no integrity  problems the scan will stop.  Type in exit, then press Enter to stop the scan.
When the scan is finished and if intergrity issues are found (corrupt files that couldn't be repaired), please do the following.
Click on the Start orb then copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box.
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Double click on this icon to  
the CBS log, copy and paste the log in your topic.
If this fails to place the icon on your desktop run the command from the Command Prompt.  Use the instructions I provided at the start of thi... Read more

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Very recently I began encountering an issue where, randomly, windows will stop appearing as they should. If I open task manager, Steam, Firefox, etc, the contents of the window will appear as black. The top bar and borders around the window will appear, however everything inside the window will be black. Additionally, the start menu does not display any options. To make matters more confusing, any windows already open BEFORE encountering this bug will continue to work. So, if Firefox was opened before encountering the issue, it will work just fine. However any window opened after this point will appear as black. Since I was unable to save screenshots, I have attached pictures of the issue.

In the picture you can see Firefox open and working just fine. However, I noticed the problem when a Steam notification appeared as a black box. You may also notice that the task bar does not show any open windows. You can also see how the start menu has stopped functioning.

System info:
I have updated my graphics drivers to the latest version. Windows is also up to date.

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage
1 WD Velociraptor 300GB SATA 3GB/s
1 Seagate Barracuda 750GB SATA 3GB/s
1 WD Black 2TB
2 EVGA GTX 570 HD in SLI
Silverstone OP850 - 850W PSU
Super Writemaster DVD drive.

The only significant change before I started encountering this problem was updating the graphics drivers, however that at least 1 week before I enc... Read more

A:Windows are black, start menu doesn't work

The first thing I would do is backup your data to another drive.

Run GSmartControl to see SMART attributes and to run the Long generic test on the drive.

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Don't know what happened but my "search" button stopped working in
Windows Explorer. After entering the search criteria, I press the search
button and nothing happens. Any suggestion? Thanks for any help .. Ed

Windows 2000 Pro.
Internet Explorer 6.

A:"search" button doesn't work in windows explorer

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I saw an old thread and mods can merge them if necessary.

So here is my problem:
Since few days ago my mid button doesn't work, so I can't open page in new tab with single click (Ctrl + click works and right click->open in new tab works). I don't care about scrolling faster because my mouse has that "fast scrolling" thing, but browser problem drives me crazy.

I have Logitech G500 mouse, and button is working properly, because when I change it to for example minimize window, it does exactly that. Tried another mouse - same problem.
Can anybody help?

Win7 works perfectly on my computer(s) ever since first RC version (or at least almost perfectly )
Updates are off, except for security ones.
I mean... There is one solution - I can always reinstall Win, but maybe something more sophisticated? ^^

A:Middle button doesn't work

d3us, welcome to the forums. Are you using setpoint?

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I am running P2 266 with windows 95. When I push the button to open cd drive it will only open it the first time. If I try to do it again, it will not open. When I go to "my computer" the system freezes up and I have to reboot. To try resolve this I closed all applications except Explorer and Systray. No luck. Still won't open. Then I hit Cont-Del-Alt and it comes up Explorer 'not responding'. When I key Cont-Alt-Del again, a message comes up saying the system is busy waiting for a window close command and every thing freezes up again and I have to reboot again and around and around we go. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:{RESOLVED} CD-Rom Button doesn't always work

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Hello,I've been experiencing this issue lately, can anyone help me please ?I've upgraded to Windows 10 last week, is that the problem ?When I wanna try to combine Fn tih f5 or f6 it doesn't dim my screen or brighten it ...!

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i have the MICROSOFT WIRELESS OPTICAL DESKTOP 3000 DSP and the problem is that
the mute button doesn't work. I checked with a program that tests buttons if the button have problem but it works perfectly. I just doesn't work in win 7. This problem came after a format. I have also tried through human interface device access to automatic startup but still nothing.

I have installed the latest audio drivers still nothing.
I can't find the drivers for the keyboard.

Any ideas appreciated.


A:mute button doesn't work

Not sure about the DSP part but I did find it for the 3000 series...heres the link. Just select your OS and bit type and download the exe.

Microsoft Keyboard & Mouse: Wireless Desktop 3000 | Microsoft Hardware

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When there is stuff in the recycle bin, I will double click the reycle bin icon on my desktop and then click the "Emplty the Recycle Bin" button/tab at the top of the window but nothing happens. Its as if the button has no purpose. If I right click the recycle bin icon on the desktop and click "empty recycle bin" it works. Can somebody help me out with this. Thanks!

A:Recycle Bin Button Doesn't Work!

thanks for all the help guys......

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The Wifi key light remains amber (orange) no matter how many times i press it . It only turns on and off the bluetooth. I have installed the Drivers from HP's site. The wireless lan card is not visible in device maneger . It only shows the ethernet port and the bluetooth. even after choosing the show hidden devices the wlan wasnt visibleI am checked the bios by pressing F10 at the bootup screen  and Wlan and Bluetooth Combo is ticked in built in hardwares. I installed Wireless Assistance software abd it showed Bluetooth to be enabled but Wifi to be disabled saying it had been disabled by device maneger .  and i cant find it in device maneger under any of the headingSo how em i suppose to fix itis it a software related problem .. or a faulty Wlan Card ??Whats the sollutionCompaq Presario CQ42

A:My wireless button doesn't work

I am having the exact same problem with an HP dv7-1135nr. I posted in another topic earlier but I didn't see this one before that. Mine will come back on a reboot sometimes but not always. I went to Administrative Tools, Services, WLAN autoconfig and turned it off, rebooted, still not working. Went back and turned WLAN autoconfig back on, reboooted, and it came back on. Really would like some help on this also. ThanksDavid

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After I login at certain sites and get to the next page, the BACK button doesn't work. If I hit the back button twice it takes be back TWO pages and goes past the login page. Then if I hit FWD, it jumps past the login page again.

It's as if IE is trying to "protect" me from showing that login page again, but at some sites I need to re-access it after logging in.

This started happening after the following took place..

I uninstalled a trial version of Zone Alarm Suite and then installed the free Zone Alarm firewall and AVG anti-virus.

I have no idea how or why either of those would affect this, but it's a strong coincidence to say the least. I've messed with every setting I can think of in IE, Zone Alarm, and AVG and I'm stumped. And turning off ZA or AVG doesn't help.

Any ideas?

A:Back Button Doesn't Work - Ie

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Timmer. Can you provide some details about your OS and which browser you are using?

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Disclaimer- I am not very tech savvy so please excuse my non-tech lingo as I try to explain my problem.
Two days ago I noticed that when I used my right mouse button on any file or folder it would start processing and the Windows little progress circle would appear and then it would eventually give me a message of "Not responding" and shut down/
freeze what I was doing. I will then have to do control-Alt-delete to bring up the task manager to close that program out. Sometimes I have to restart my computer to be able to use it again.
I use a wireless mouse. I got a different mouse from another computer that was functioning properly and I had the same problems when using it on my computer. So it isn't a mouse/ equipment problem.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my computer.
I use my computer for my home business everyday and I am in such a habit of using my right mouse button function that it is hard to use it.
Hopefully it is a simple fix.

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Hi guys, I've this problem: the novo button doesn't work at all. I pressed it when the computer is off and then my Lenovo z50-70 boots normally,ideas??

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Hi guys, I've this problem: the novo button doesn't work at all. I pressed it when the computer is off and then my Lenovo z50-70 boots normally,ideas??
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.


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A:Z50-70 - Novo button doesn't work

Hi kizzone , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
While unplugged, try removing the battery and press and hold down the power button for 12 seconds.
Connect the ac charger and press the Novo button (item2 page 69).
Are you planning on doing a full factory reset (to launch within windows) or just going in the BIOS (alternate option FN+ F2)?
As long as the hidden partition is intact and no changes made to the partitioning like resizing , try checking via disk management. 
Update us how it goes.

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I have been having some other problems with my computer, in trying to resolve those issues I have lost the ability to use the All Programs button from the start menu. Other buttons such as control panel work, but not all programs.
I dont know what I did to cause this but if anyone can help with getting it back for me it would be appreciated.
It does not work in safe mode either, and I cannot restore my computer to an earlier date.

A:All Programs button doesn't work

Log in as an Administrator. Go Start > Run and typeregsvr32 /i shell32.dllReboot.

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Time for your daily chuckle. And when you're done, some assistance.

We have down here that received a popup on her computer screen while she was using access, she thinks. She either clicked yes or no on the message. She doesn't remember what the message said. She noticed several hours later that her right mouse button wasn't working.

I've been searching the internet for reactivating and inactivating right mouse buttons, and I see lots of things about hardware (which this isn't), and turning off the right mouse function in webpages, but not much else.

Anyone with a constructive suggestion, send it my way please.

A:Right Mouse Button Doesn't Work

What kind of mouse is it, USB, PS/2, wireless?

if you happen to have another mouse around, you could try that.
another thing you could try is to uninstall and reinstall the mouse drivers.

If no luck then,

if USB:
try another USB socket

if PS/2:
examine the pins in the socket, any bent?

if wireless:
it's possible that the mouse may behave oddly when battery power weakens. try replacing them.

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I have one of the strangest issues I have come across. After upgrading to 8.1 my power button doesn't always work when trying to enter sleep mode. It's how I send my computer to sleep and wake it up. If the computer is off or asleep and I press the button it works every time, but if it is on and I press it to send it to sleep mode it works probably 25% of the time.

Not sure what specs will be useful so here are the main things: custom built computer inside a "Cooler Master Storm Enforcer" case with an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard, Intel i7 3770k, and Windows 8.1 Pro w/ media center.

Also as a side issue (that has been going on since before Windows 8.1) when I right click a word in Chrome to auto correct it that only works once per text entry. If I click the new word on the context menu nothing happens.

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I am having problems searching at yahoo or other search engines or just websites that have buttons that say search or yes or no or other junk like that. I click it and it doesn't do a dang thing. I'm about to go postal on my laptop so any help would be very much appreciated.

A:yahoo button doesn't work

any suggestions?

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I am fixing a PC for a friend; their power supply went bad, so i switched it but now the PC will NOT turn on using the front PC button but rather it turns on when i plug in the cable in the Power Supply.

& Furthermore, it shows nothing on the monitor when it turns on...

The Power Supply Fan is working, CD Drive open normally & i can hear the Hard drive moving...

Can you guys give me a bit of advance on what i should do next please?

A:Power button doesn't work with new PSU

Are you sure you plugged all the connectors correctly? The PC not switching on from the front button would seem to indicate the power switch is not plugged into the motherboard.

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Hello, I hope you guys can help me. I have A Dell Laptop with Windows 7.

Today my laptop stopped working. When I try to turn it on normally, it will go to request to either launch the start up repair or to try booting it up normally again. When I try to launch the start up repair it will state that it's loading, but then it will stick to the windows 7 blue screen and stay there, nothing will happen. I tried to see if I can launch the Recovery manager by pressing F8 while the dell logo appeared and selected the 'Recover your Computer' option but it gives the same windows 7 blue screen. It also wont work on Safe Mode.

I hope there is a solution for this, I do not have a recovery disk.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 will not boot, repair start up launch also doesn't work

Hi Welcome to the forum

i would try running the dell diagnostics. start computer start tapping F12 and run the tests on hard drive

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I have an HP Pavilion dv5-2135dx laptop... I don't know what went wrong but I randomly have a &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; screen when i turn it on: &quot;Windows Failed to Start. A recent hardware/software change might be the cause&quot; and i can either choose &quot;Launch Startup Repair&quot; or &quot;Start Windows Normally&quot; BUT when i attempt to start windows normally, it goes back to the &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; Screen. If i click &quot;Launch Startup Repair&quot; it doesn't do anything but stay on another screen and i've let it be on that screen for a whole day and nothing happens. I've tried safe mode and again it goes back to the &quot;Windows Error Recovery&quot; screen. I've tried all the debugging options and it goes back to the error screen. When I shut it down and tapped F10 to enter the bios menu, i went under the diagnostic tab and ran both the Hard Drive Test and Memory Test. Here are the results:<br>Primary Hard Drive Test- Hard Disk Full (305)<br>Memory Test- Passed<br>But i have no idea what that means because my laptop is brand new and it has 500gb... so the harddrive shouldnt be full. I'm in need of help because I don't know what to do after looking through abunch of forums... Please help me.

A:Windows Failed To Start & Startup Repair Doesn't Work!!!!

Hi: If you can live with losing your files, etc, you can try a system recovery back to factory specs. Boot up the PC and tap the F11 key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen to launch the recovery manager. Follow the prompts to reset the PC to factory specs. That is probably your only choice at this juncture. Paul

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Hi there!
A friend gave me his Acer notebook  running on Windows 7 because it stopped working hoping that I can fix it.
It fails to start, safe mode doesn't work, last known configuration doesn't work, system repair doesn't work, system restore doesn't work.
The computer is extremely slow.
The Windows Repair Problem SignatureProblem Event Name: StartupRepairOfflineProblem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 3: UnknownProblem Signature 4: 21200033Problem Signature 5: AutoFailoverProblem Signature 6: 4Problem Signature 7: NoRootCauseOS Version: 6.1.7600. ID: 1040
I'm pretty much in this situation
So, in the meantime I've used Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, so I'm attaching the log file hoping that it can help.
Thank you for now.

A:Windows fails to start. Safe mode doesn't work

After some a few clean up tries, no changes all remain the same...here's the latest log.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 08-02-2015
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-J1LFDSN on 11-02-2015 16:22:53
Running from H:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: Italiano (Italia)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Power Management] => C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe [1831016 2011-08-02] (Acer Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BackupManagerTray] => C:\Program Files (x86)\NTI\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe [297280 2011-04-23] (NTI Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [StartCCC] => C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe [336384 2011-02-08] (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [NUSB3MON] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe ... Read more

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I'm house-sitting for my friend while he is out of town and one day I came home and turned on his computer and It said that Windows had failed to start, this wasn't unusual; it had happened once or twice before. but, when I selected tried to run startup repair (whitch had worked last time) It just took me back to the same "windows has failed to start" screen. I don't want him to know that this happened, cause I'm afraid he'll think I did something to cause this, so I dont want to wipe it or anything like that. I don't want to spend any money taking it into a shop or anyhting but if it's my only choice I'll do it. Someone help !

A:Windows 7 fails to start, startup repair doesn't work

Just experienced a similar failure.
Windows repair failed - at least the 3 times i tried.
1) In another forum removing any memory card - even the dummy card -and reboot may solve the problem...??

2) My solution was the "Win 7 Repair disk" - not recovery disks. First I had to enter the bios and change the boot -order to get the laptop to boot from the disk.
The process was sloooow but finally i got a repair menu: fix start problems 2) restore ect.
I choose "start problems" - Again slowly the laptop went back to normal

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