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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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