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List of programs in the start menu

Hi everybody,

It's the first time I see this happen! Using XP SP2, when I click on "start", then on "all programs", I see only folders, and not all the programs installed. I also see an icon "my computer". If I click on the panel control, and then on "add/remove programs", I see many programs that don't create a folder and are not listed in the start menu.

I launched an "Windows installation/repair" but nothing has changed.

I'll try to wipe everything again and reinstall everything, but in the mean time, if someone could lead me to the answer, I'll really appreciate.

Thank you

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  • icirenaud Feb 02, 2008

    Thanks for your help, but I forgot to say that it was a fresh install!



    I wiped everything off, change the memory chips, and reinstalled everything and it worked right for me. I was so suprised that a "windows install/repair" didn't fix the problem that I then suspected the ram...



    I found this site today and I'm glad I did. There seem to be a lot a good people around! Thanks again.....

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    programs are gone and system error pops up

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Very simple.just switch of your ur machine and boot from safe mode after windows has finish loading in safe mode go to system restore and go to the last system restoration you do and follow up the steps.

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Through the All Programs menu:
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Click Start.
2.
Point to All Programs.
3.
Point to Accessories.
4.
Point to System Tools.
5.
Click System Restore.
6.
Follow the instructions on the wizard.
Creating a restore point can be useful any time you anticipate making changes to your computer that are risky or might make your computer unstable. If something goes wrong, you select the restore point you just created and Windows XP undoes any system changes made since that time.
Create a Restore Point
1.
Open System Restore. (See step-by-step instructions above.)
2.
Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
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In the Restore point description box, type a name to identify this restore point as seen in Figure 1 below. System Restore automatically adds the date and time that this Restore Point is created.
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Figure 1. Creating a restore point
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• To cancel restore point creation and return to the Welcome to System Restore screen, click Back.
• To cancel restore point creation and exit the System Restore Wizard, click Cancel.
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