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If you press the Windows key on your keyboard does a menu appear as if you had clicked on the start button.

If i press the Windows key on the keyboard a menu does not appear as if clicking on the start button.

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    Brett07 Jan 08, 2009

    thank you for acknowledging my dilemma. i did a full system recovery cd-rom because i had more problems than just the one problem. my Toshiba Satellite is new again. Thank you for your help.



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Sorry to tell you this but the only time I have seen this it was caused by a pretty malicious piece of software.
Since you have no Start button, it makes it had to get to the registry or to do a system restore.
Press Ctrl Alt Del at the same time and see if task manager will open. If it does, click on File and then click on New Task (Run).
Now click on Browse and go to C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and run it. Select a restore date just before this problem occurred.
If task manager does not open then it has been disabled too and fixing it is going to get more complicated.

You should either do an online virus scan or connect this hard drive to another computer as a slave and scan it. Another computer is better because the malicious program will not be active.

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1.Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer using the computer's power button.
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•If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
•If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.
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4.Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
5.On the System Recovery Options menu, click a tool(Command Prompt) to open it.

6. At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r . Press Enter.


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* When the Dell screen appears press and hold the CTRL and F11 key simultaneously on the keyboard, then release them both at the same time.
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2. If your operating system is VISTA / Win 7, tap F8 key when you see the dell logo. It will take you to advanced boot menu options under which you will see Repair your Computer, Select that option and enter your password if it asked, then you will be seeing list of options like system restore, command promt, etc., In that the last option says Dell PC restore or some thing like that. Select that option and follow the screens .. Thats it.

* Start the computer.
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* Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
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* Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
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Welcome to FixYa! How are you doing?

You did not specify the operating system you are using, whether Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

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2. If your operating system is VISTA or Win 7, tap F8 key when you see the dell logo. It will take you to advanced boot menu options under which you will see Repair your Computer, Select that option and enter your password if it asked, then you will be seeing list of options like system restore, command promt, etc., In that the last option says Dell PC restore or some thing like that. Select that option and follow the screens .. Thats it.

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  • Press the Down Arrow to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
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