Windows 7 right click brings windows restart, no icons.
Hi. I am stymied and stuck – suggestions would be welcome. I have a Windows 7 64bit problem. I think there was a Windows update attempt, or uninstalling a program upset the system. Since this many icons are missing, their apps I cannot get to work. Right click on icons and on many other things just brings a Windows restart.
So I cannot back up. The Restore Point I set a week ago has vanished, only one for 2020 is there, but it would cost many reinstallations if I use it.
I cannot use scannow as the command prompt Use as Administrator is now missing. So also cannot do other things to fix problems. Cannot delete iconcache or rebuilt it, for e.g.
When I try to use the Windows 7 emergency boot disk, the mouse does not work, & there is a screen asking choose what method of input, but only an image of US English is there, no mouse function. Not the usual boot disk scenario. Norton virus scan is clear.
Should I instead update to Windows 10, then 11? Or is there a way to fix this without access to command prompt as admin and without right click capability?