Reason for 'Start' Menu Icons Missing in Windows® 7 system
What are the issues when program icons are missing from 'Start' menu in Windows 7 system, and its possible causes?
Windows 7 the latest Operating system launched by Microsoft comes with the latest feature which offers maximum system performance and stability. These features of Windows 7 are particularly designed so as to speed up your everyday tasks. Snap, jump list, home group, Windows live essential are some of the interesting features of Windows 7 system. The 'Start' menu in Windows 7 system would offer a lot of information regarding your PC like the performance of applications, use of CPU, information about memory, network activity, system services etc. 'Start' menu in Windows 7 is the button residing in the bottom left portion of the screen. It simplifies the user’s task. It is very helpful which offers to open programs, documents, settings menus, search functions etc and in order to open this 'Start' menu, there is a shortcut key available.
Following are the issues when program icons are missing from 'Start' menu in Windows 7 system, its possible causes and tips to solve the issues:
- Due to corrupted Windows
- Due to the Problems in the registry
- Attack by virus
Due to corrupted Windows
There are several reasons to get the disappearance of program icons in 'Start' menu. If the windows installation gets corrupted, it would cause the crashing and disappearing of 'Start' menu icons. If the Operating System used is not genuine, it might result in the issues with 'Start' menu. In order to resolve this problem you need to use only the genuine websites for downloading the Operating System.
Due to the Problems in the registry
Sometimes when you try to open your 'Start' menu in Windows 7 by using keyboard you would see some error messages appearing in your screen and this might cause the disappearance of the icons from the menu. This issue often happens due to the registry problems. By editing some of the registry setting you could easily solve this problem. You could make use of certain tools and easily resolve this issue.
Virus attacks are often considered as one of the major troubles which occur in the Windows 7 system. Due to the presence of virus sometimes the 'Start' menu in Windows 7 system would disappear. Thus the removal of virus is considered to be very important. You could make use of some antivirus software and guard your PC. You would also have to make sure that the antivirus software installed in your PC is updated.
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