Causes for Start menu being blank on Windows® 7 and ways to resolve this problem
Ways to prevent the Start menu from going blank on Windows 7
The issues affecting Windows 7 are mainly due to incorrect values in system registry. The creation of false registry contents are due to malware attacks or due to unauthorized access of intruders into the system. These false applications have the ability to create values of rogue programs in the system registry. Thus, the incorrect values are created on the system and cause the system to experience issues. Windows 7 Start menu being blank problem is an indication of incorrect registry values. But you cannot identify the incorrect values since the registry holds all the system values.
Below are some points related with the Windows 7 Start menu being blank problem:
- Ways to fix the issues
The symptoms of the Start menu becoming blank issue in Windows 7 are many. When you click on 'Start' option from the bottom task bar, the screen becomes blank. The content on the screen disappear, and sometimes turns black. Another symptom of the issue is that 'All Programs' list from the 'Start' menu becomes blank. You cannot find any programs on the list. You can access the search function from the 'Start' menu even if the screen is blank.
Windows 7 Start menu getting blank problem is caused due to registry errors on the system. The system registry may consist of many corrupt files stored in it. The creation of incorrect registry values is due to virus attacks or due to update operation performed for any of the programs on the system. The damaged Operating System also causes issues with the Start menu when you try to open the menu.
The removal of false registry values is necessary for Start menu to work properly. A system scan should be performed to remove malware from the system. The removal of the false registry values can be done using Command Prompt option. Type ‘sfc/scan now’ in the Command Prompt window to perform system scans for corrupt values, and thus registry values can be cleaned.
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