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start button disabled in xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ann shrader, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ann shrader

    ann shrader Flightless Bird

    when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!


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  2. ArameFarpado

    ArameFarpado Flightless Bird

    Em Segunda 18 Janeiro 2010 23:22, ann shrader escreveu:

    >
    > when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my last
    > windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon on my
    > desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also since i can
    > not get anything out of the start button, i now can not get into my
    > control panel. PLEASE HELP!
    >

    right click on the desktop and choose "proprieties" ...

    does this work?

    if yes, look for a button "costumize desktop" and you can put the "my
    computer" icon on the desktop from there, and them go where you wanna go.

    as far as the start button been desable, i've never seen it, so i can't help
    you with that.

    good luck
     
  3. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    ann shrader wrote:
    > when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my
    > last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon
    > on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also
    > since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not
    > get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!
    >
    >


    Psst! There is generally no need to defragment an NTFS drive.
     
  4. John Hacker

    John Hacker Flightless Bird

    "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Psst! There is generally no need to defragment an NTFS drive.


    Tell this to that geriatric by the name of PA Bear who thinks defragging
    your HD regularly speeds up your computer.

    It reminds me of my teacher who used tell us "An apple a day keeps you away
    from your doctor". It never worked with me because I always got hurt
    playing football so my teacher was a fibber.
     
  5. joe

    joe Flightless Bird

    Didn't know that. Always seems to be recommended here. Could you explain why
    not on NTFS drives? or point me in the right direction.


    "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e6OtpELmKHA.2680@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > ann shrader wrote:
    >> when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my
    >> last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon
    >> on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also
    >> since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not
    >> get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Psst! There is generally no need to defragment an NTFS drive.
    >
     
  6. Bill in Co.

    Bill in Co. Flightless Bird

    I don't think its true ("that there is never a reason to defrag NTFS drives"
    (or any, for that matter), so I'd take that advice with a grain of salt.

    joe wrote:
    > Didn't know that. Always seems to be recommended here. Could you explain
    > why not on NTFS drives? or point me in the right direction.
    >
    >
    > "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e6OtpELmKHA.2680@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> ann shrader wrote:
    >>> when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my
    >>> last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon
    >>> on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also
    >>> since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not
    >>> get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Psst! There is generally no need to defragment an NTFS drive.
     
  7. Incognitus

    Incognitus Flightless Bird

    "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e6OtpELmKHA.2680@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > ann shrader wrote:
    >> when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my
    >> last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon
    >> on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also
    >> since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not
    >> get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Psst! There is generally no need to defragment an NTFS drive.
    >


    You did type "generally" but the OP didn't mention NTFS.

    Puppylinux, when run from a CD on a Windows box, is smart enough to warn you
    when saving pupsave-namexxx.2fs to an NTFS partition to first defrag the
    NTFS partition.

    No such warning for saving to FAT32.
     
  8. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    ann shrader wrote:
    > when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my
    > last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon
    > on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also
    > since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not
    > get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!


    Try Winkey + E to start Explorer then click a drive and select "Properties"
    then "Tools" to get to defrag. For Control Panel click the control panel
    icon in the left panel of the Explorer window.

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  9. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 19, 1:53 am, "joe" <j...@ebox.com> wrote:
    > Didn't know that. Always seems to be recommended here. Could you explain why
    > not on NTFS drives? or point me in the right direction.
    >
    > "HeyBub" <hey...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:e6OtpELmKHA.2680@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > ann shrader wrote:
    > >> when i click on my start button nothing happens. this is since my
    > >> last windows update. the problem is that i have no my computer icon
    > >> on my desktop, so i can't get in to defrag my hard drive, and also
    > >> since i can not get anything out of the start button, i now can not
    > >> get into my control panel. PLEASE HELP!

    >
    > > Psst! There is generally no need to defragment an NTFS drive.


    Microsoft states in their TechNet discussions that NTFS is designed to
    resist fragmentation, but it is not immune to it, and that there is a
    benefit to properly defragmenting an NTFS volume.

    If fragmentation was not possible in NTFS it seems unlikely that
    Microsoft (and other experts) would expend so much effort discussing
    how to detect it, deal with it and and prevent it.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc767961.aspx
     
  10. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    ann shrader wrote:
    > When I click on my Start button nothing happens. This is since my last Windows update. The problem is that I have no "My Computer" icon on my desktop, so I can't get in to defrag my hard drive. Also since I can not get anything out of the Start button, I now can not get into my Control panel. PLEASE HELP!
    >


    Try these:

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Line 117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu
    Line 289. Start Menu - Enable

    This might get the "My Computer" icon to the Desktop:
    276. Enable/Disable My Computer Icon

    To add some system icons to the Desktop, open Display Properties, click
    "Desktop" tab, "Customize Desktop..." button, and check the items you
    want to add or remove.

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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