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Vista forgets start menu settings after every restart

S

Simsen

#1
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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S

Simsen

#2
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
 

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C

casandra

#3
"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
 

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S

Simsen

#4
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

>
>
 

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K

KristleBawl

#5
"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".
 

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