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    flatpro Guest

    Start menu icons AND folders gone!


    The start menu icons and folders in all programs have all disapered.

    i first noticed that all the folders were empty, so i restarted my
    laptop, to find everything but 2 programs firefox an utorrent gone?

    all the programs are in all programs. Any ideas on why this happened?



  2. #2
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Start menu icons AND folders gone!

    Can you do a System Restore to an earlier point in time before you started
    experiencing this problem?

    Start > type Command Prompt > right-click it and click "Run as
    Type in: SFC /SCANNOW and press your Enter key.

    If that does not work, try repairing your system. Boot from your Windows
    Vista DVD, select the System Repair Option > on the setup screen, select
    'Repair Computer > Select your installation of Windows > select Startup
    Repair option and follow instructions.

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    lxg12345 Guest

    Re: Start menu icons AND folders gone!

    When you hit the Windows key, any response?

    A common but practical guess is that your computer has virus, check it out.
    recommend Kaspersky. I hope that they are just "hidden" other than

    Before all of this ,try if you could do this: press "Ctrl + Alt + Del"at the
    same time then choose Task Manager, check if there are any suspicious
    process. You can simply press "Windows + R", then input "explorer.exe", see
    if everything gets OK.

    If not, try the last thing: restore you Vista, or reinstall it. It takes you
    only about 20-30 minutes to install a new Vista. But you have to spend a lot
    of time install and configure other programs.Remember to keep a backup of
    you Operating System next time~

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    flatpro Guest

    Re: Start menu icons AND folders gone!


    thanks for the replys.

    I have tried the scan now thing and it says its 99% complete but can
    not repair some corrupted files and points me to a 26mb log file.

    I unfortunatly dont have a restor point set up

    Im doint a virus scan now, i do however have a virus program AVG and a

    i have looked in task man too but cant see anything i dont know, i
    normally keep as few things running to save batttery life


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    uvbogden Guest

    Re: Start menu icons AND folders gone!

    Take a look at Repair Vista Options.

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