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Start menu icons AND folders gone!

flatpro

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#1
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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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#2
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/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
"flatpro" <flatpro.31yft0@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> 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
 

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L

lxg12345

#3
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> дÈëÏûÏ¢
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>
> 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
 

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flatpro

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2
#4
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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uvbogden

#5
Take a look at Repair Vista Options.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/101393-repair-vista-options-preferred-sequence.html

"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
>
 

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