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Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

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    Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    My Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!! Even the start button on my keyboard doesn't do anything. I can't even go in to the control panel and pull up the start menu settings. Anyone have this problem? I see posting regarding lack of functionality but mine doesn't even exist!

    Help!

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    I am having the same problem i need some help.

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    It could be many things (Malware included) but what we need to know first is what happens when you press CTRL + ALT + DELETE

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    its brings up the task manager

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    And in task manager do you see an instance of explorer.exe running? If so, kill it - then go to New --> task and type explorer.exe

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    ok that brings in back but it gos away again if i go in to control panel

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    Then Control Panel is causing your explorer process (which is what is used to display your desktop) to crash. Now you need to figure out why that is happening.

    Run (from a CMD window) SFC /SCANNOW and see if it finds corrupted system files.

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    Its telling me i must be an administrator running a console in order to use the sfc utility
    but im in the only account in my computer

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    Hello Shaggy.

    Right click "Command Prompt" click on "Run AS Administrator" and try it again.

    Keep us informed.







    Later Ted

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    Re: Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!!

    thanks bro its scanning now i will let u know what it finds

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