My start up button option won\'t come up

hi, when i left click on my windows icon (vista) i used to be able to bring up my start menu, but a couple of months ago it stopped working....help
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  1. paula7206 said:
    hi, when i left click on my windows icon (vista) i used to be able to bring up my start menu, but a couple of months ago it stopped working....help


    Try a restore to before when this started happening

    or

    run sfc /scannow from command prompt

    or

    Do a repair from your Installation CD
  2. i'm not sure what you mean by: "try a restore to before when this started happening"
  3. also i don't have the installation disk....it was preloaded when i got the laptop
  4. paula7206 said:
    i'm not sure what you mean by: "try a restore to before when this started happening"



    Forget system restore, since it was over two months ago (sorry, I just noticed), and you have no Win CD......Sooooo

    You can try running the system file checker (SFC) to repair system files:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
  5. ksiemb said:
    Forget system restore, since it was over two months ago (sorry, I just noticed), and you have no Win CD......Sooooo

    You can try running the system file checker (SFC) to repair system files:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html



    thanks, but before i do that i need to backup my files right? also, i have vista not windows 7 does that make a difference?
  6. paula7206 said:
    thanks, but before i do that i need to backup my files right? also, i have vista not windows 7 does that make a difference?



    SFC is the same for Win7 & VISTA. Here is the Microsoft Link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833.

    You do not have to backup personal files, as this will check system files only and replace them if need be. :ouch:
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