Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Customize Desktop
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Lost my start menu and taskbar

Customize Desktop


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 22-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Lost my start menu and taskbar
  

I have a inspiron 1520 with a 32 bit vista home basic edition. my start menu and taskbar are now non-existent. i don't know how it happened, and i've spent the last few hours trying to solve the problem to no avail. even when i click on the start menu and taskbar button on the control panel, nothing happens. it blinks and that's it. i've read the threads that have already been posted and they didn't help either. so i'm hoping someone could post an answer to my dilemma, cuz i really don't want to have to reformat my system.

Pete

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 508
Re: Lost my start menu and taskbar

Try using the System Restore to go back to a date when you had the Taskbar. %SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe is the location of the program, if you can get to it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 79
Re: Lost my start menu and taskbar

Click here

Customize my Start Menu
http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/838663.htm
Desktop. No Icons. No Task Bar. No Task Manager. HELP ME
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,108
Re: Lost my start menu and taskbar

See this threads : TaskBar and Start menu not working
Start Menu disappeared, taskbar freezing...
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein

What we think, we become (Please don't think you are a superhero and don't try to fly)

"SUCCESS IS NOT A DESTINATION , IT'S A JOURNEY"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 508
Re: Lost my start menu and taskbar

Because spyware can cause the problems that you are seeing, please download, install, update, then run a full system scan with either, or both of the free antispyware tools in the links below.. Delete anything they find.

Ewido/AVG Antispyware 7.5 Tool

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 615
Re: Lost my start menu and taskbar

Have you made sure all your applications are up to date and fully Vista compatible? Have you made sure all your hardware drivers are up to date. Is there anything you might have installed or removed recently or shortly before all this began?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 29-07-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Re: Lost my start menu and taskbar

If a page was recently created here, it may not yet be visible because of a delay in updating the database; wait a few minutes and try the purge function.
Titles on Wikipedia are case sensitive except for the first character; please check alternative capitalizations and consider adding a redirect here to the correct title and please follow the steps.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Software > Customize Desktop
Tags: ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Lost my start menu and taskbar"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TaskBar and Start menu not working Khongordzol Vista Help 4 26-04-2011 03:41 AM
Unable to Pin icons to taskbar or start menu Aideen Customize Desktop 4 02-12-2010 11:41 AM
Start Menu and taskbar won't display Pratyush Operating Systems 4 26-05-2009 09:12 PM
Start Menu disappeared, taskbar freezing... Rajveer Vista Help 7 14-11-2008 09:13 PM
Start Menu and Taskbar disappeared!!!!! Nebersek Windows Software 6 23-10-2008 12:10 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:32 PM.