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Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart

  1. #1


    Simsen Guest

    Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart

    Hi!

    I have a problem that is quite annoying; every time I restart the computer,
    the programs in the automatically populated list on the left side of the
    start menu are replaced with the default ones (Windows Media Center, Windows
    Media Player ...).

    I remove every one of them and the list populates correctly from programs
    that I run. But when I restart, all is lost.

    Is there a setting somewhere to be fiddled with?

    Also, and assume it is unrelated, I keep getting the blue screen (of death)
    regarding IRQL "not less or equal".

    I appreciate your help.

    - Simsen

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  2. #2


    Simsen Guest

    RE: Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart

    I found this article (http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/163/1/) on the
    group "microsoft.public.windows.vista.general". I think it may work because
    it describes my symptoms perfectly.

    - S

    "Simsen" wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > I have a problem that is quite annoying; every time I restart the computer,
    > the programs in the automatically populated list on the left side of the
    > start menu are replaced with the default ones (Windows Media Center, Windows
    > Media Player ...).
    >
    > I remove every one of them and the list populates correctly from programs
    > that I run. But when I restart, all is lost.
    >
    > Is there a setting somewhere to be fiddled with?
    >
    > Also, and assume it is unrelated, I keep getting the blue screen (of death)
    > regarding IRQL "not less or equal".
    >
    > I appreciate your help.
    >
    > - Simsen


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    casandra Guest

    Re: Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart


    "Simsen" <Simsen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3BB6A635-0C95-4F60-8748-F234586A2705@microsoft.com...
    > Hi!
    >
    > I have a problem that is quite annoying; every time I restart the
    > computer,
    > the programs in the automatically populated list on the left side of the
    > start menu are replaced with the default ones (Windows Media Center,
    > Windows
    > Media Player ...).
    >
    > I remove every one of them and the list populates correctly from programs
    > that I run. But when I restart, all is lost.
    >
    > Is there a setting somewhere to be fiddled with?
    >
    > Also, and assume it is unrelated, I keep getting the blue screen (of
    > death)
    > regarding IRQL "not less or equal".
    >
    > I appreciate your help.
    >
    > - Simsen



    > I don't know if this is the answer to your problem, but u could give it a
    > try. Right click on Taskbar > properties > start menu > then tick the
    > privacy box "Store and display a list of recently opened programs" Good
    > luck



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Simsen Guest

    Re: Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart

    I appreciate the effort, Casandra. The setting you mentioned was already set
    correctly. See my reply to my own post for a possible solution to my problem.
    Thanks again!

    "casandra" wrote:

    >
    > "Simsen" <Simsen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3BB6A635-0C95-4F60-8748-F234586A2705@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > I have a problem that is quite annoying; every time I restart the
    > > computer,
    > > the programs in the automatically populated list on the left side of the
    > > start menu are replaced with the default ones (Windows Media Center,
    > > Windows
    > > Media Player ...).
    > >
    > > I remove every one of them and the list populates correctly from programs
    > > that I run. But when I restart, all is lost.
    > >
    > > Is there a setting somewhere to be fiddled with?
    > >
    > > Also, and assume it is unrelated, I keep getting the blue screen (of
    > > death)
    > > regarding IRQL "not less or equal".
    > >
    > > I appreciate your help.
    > >
    > > - Simsen

    >
    >
    > > I don't know if this is the answer to your problem, but u could give it a
    > > try. Right click on Taskbar > properties > start menu > then tick the
    > > privacy box "Store and display a list of recently opened programs" Good
    > > luck

    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    KristleBawl Guest

    Re: Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart

    "Stop 0x0000000A Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal" Error Message During Windows XP
    Upgrade
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311564/en-us

    KB

    "Simsen" wrote in message
    news:3BB6A635-0C95-4F60-8748-F234586A2705@microsoft.com...
    > Hi!
    >
    > I have a problem that is quite annoying; every time I restart the
    > computer,
    > the programs in the automatically populated list on the left side of the
    > start menu are replaced with the default ones (Windows Media Center,
    > Windows
    > Media Player ...).
    >
    > I remove every one of them and the list populates correctly from programs
    > that I run. But when I restart, all is lost.
    >
    > Is there a setting somewhere to be fiddled with?
    >
    > Also, and assume it is unrelated, I keep getting the blue screen (of
    > death)
    > regarding IRQL "not less or equal".




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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