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#1 rockville

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:07 PM

When one pushes the Start button in windows XP one has three buttons; Logoff, Shutdown and Restart. Recently the Restart button disappeared except I get them from the roll down windows. Any ideas?

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:16 AM

Hi rockville,

Do you also have Linux on your computer?

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:55 AM

The first thing to do is to determine if the auto-hide is not enabled.

Press CRTL+ESC, if the Start menu appears, right-click the Start menu, and then click Properties. Click the Taskbar tab, if the Auto-hide has a check in the box remove it, click OK.


If the auto-hide is unchecked try doing a System Restore to a date prior to the problem.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.
The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:22 AM

Do you also have Linux on your computer?

Yes I have fedora.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:26 AM

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.

What is the cause of this problem and how do I avoid it?

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:27 AM

Hi rockville,

I hope dc3's instructions will get you pointed in the right direction. When I entered "restart disappeared" into google, almost all the entries that came up were connected with linux, but I think with Ubuntu. I don't remember seeing the problem coming up on computers that have fedora. However, it might be something to do with having Linux on your computer. I don't know if there's an easy way to test that without taking Linux off. I'll look at this some more.

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