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When I click on the icon in the Start Menu, the error is:

The Windows Help And Support can't start

A problem has occured with Windows Help And Support Center. For online help visit Windows Site.

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Have you scanned for malware? – Moab Jan 4 '11 at 15:58

See How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker as first-aid.

If a problem is found, better check seriously for viruses.

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Go to Start > Run > and then type msconfig, then hit Enter.

Then click on the Services tab. On the list there should be a mention of Help. If this service isn't running, then you won't have any help. Check to see if this service is running.

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