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Start menu icons AND folders gone!

  1. #1


    Join Date : Dec 2007
    Posts : 2
    Vista Home Premium 32bit.
    Local Time: 01:27

    Start menu icons AND folders gone!

    Hi,

    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?

    thanks

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  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
    administrator".
    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.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "flatpro" <flatpro.31yft0@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:flatpro.31yft0@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >
    > --
    > flatpro


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    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
    "disappeared".

    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~



    "flatpro" <flatpro.31yft0@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> дϢ
    news:flatpro.31yft0@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >
    > --
    > flatpro

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Join Date : Dec 2007
    Posts : 2
    Vista Home Premium 32bit.
    Local Time: 01:27


      Thread Starter

    Re: Start menu icons AND folders gone!

    hi,

    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 firewall.

    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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  5. #5


    uvbogden Guest

    Re: Start menu icons AND folders gone!

    Take a look at Repair Vista Options.

    Repair Vista Options - Preferred Sequence

    "flatpro" wrote:

    >
    > hi,
    >
    > 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
    > firewall.
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    > --
    > flatpro
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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