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  1. #71


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    @esd827

    Do you mean you want the start button to appear automatically?

    It does for me.

    See if the ClassicShellService is installed correctly. Start type 2.

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  2. #72


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    @esd827 - looks like the service doesn't work for some people. I am researching solutions, but I need more info. Please answer these two questions:
    1) Do you automatically log in, or do you have to enter a password every time?
    2) If you log out, and then log in, does the start button appear?

    @SIW2 - that's weird. Can you find some crash information? Like callstack, or a crash dump?
    Does Paragon have any shell integration? If so, maybe it tries to affect the HDD icons or behavior. That would explain why opening Computer fails, because the HDDs are immediately inside. Try disabling it and let me know if it helps.
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  3. #73


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Pargon doesn't have any shell integration at all.

    7-zip does of course.

    Don't think that is the problem.

    I have Classic shell in my win8 pe build - I used exactly the same reg entries, and it works fine. ( I have 7-zip in there as well )

    I left a lot of metro out of the pe build.

    Maybe that has something to do with it.
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  4. #74


    Correct the request.
    My request is very simple.
    When I start PC, I would like to be the picture below the desktop screen.
    >@esd827 - looks like the service doesn't work for some people. I am researching solutions, but I need more info. Please answer these two questions:
    1) Do you automatically log in, or do you have to enter a password every time?
    Automatically log in. Login password is not set in my PC.
    2) If you log out, and then log in, does the start button appear?
    PC restart, the start button appear.

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  5. #75


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Fresh install win8 RP x86. Set up classic shell from scratch.

    Only added 1 item - computer as a menu.

    Explorer crashes and restarts when selecting a drive from the computer menu.

    Dble clicking on any drive like in the screenie causes the problem

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  6. #76


    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows


    If shell extensions are a suspect in the crash, you can use NirSoft's ShellExView to see which are installed by any programs. I added (My) Computer as an expandable menu but clicking any of the drives isn't crashing Explorer for me.
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  7. #77


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Thanks - this is a clean install.
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  8. #78


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Wow, that's a lot of drives. Please send an email to classicshell@ibeltchev.com and we can talk about some troubleshooting steps.
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  9. #79


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    I have tested it on three different machines (Tablet, Netbook, Notebook):
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    1) Do you automatically log in, or do you have to enter a password every time?
    Automatically log in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
    2) If you log out, and then log in, does the start button appear?
    Yes, then the start button appears.

    If I use a password and have to enter the password at login, then the start button appears right away.

    My workaround:
    • Disabled the service "Classic Shell" via "msconfig"
    • Start "Classic Shell" via shortcut in startup folder

    Works on all three machines.
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  10. #80


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    I believe I have a fix. It will be in the next version.
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