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Anonymous
June 30, 2005 1:43:08 PM

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So here's my problem, (I tried MS Support, but since my OS is OEM, they won't
give me any support...), My 'All Programs' menu won't open. I have never had
this problem before, but all of a sudden it stopped working. I even right
clicked 'All Programs' and clicked explore, but it showed the following path:

C:\Documents and Settings\Denise\Steve

Which makes absolutely no sense, because Denise and Steve both are users of
this P.C., yet neither of them have this problem. My username is Adam, so I
guess the question is, where is this info stored?? And why did it change??

If anyone knows [what i am guessing to be a registry key] how to help, drop
me a line, because i am out of ideas...

p.s. I can't even install anything now, because it will give me a[n]
(non-skippable) error saying it can't access the 'All Programs' menu.

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Anonymous
June 30, 2005 3:22:43 PM

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Check the REG_EXPAND_SZ string data is correct in;

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders

Name: Common Desktop
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop

Name: Common Start Menu
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu

Name: Common Programs
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs

Name: Common Startup
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Name: Common AppData
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data

Name: Common Templates
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Templates

Name: Common Favorites
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Favorites

Name: Common Documents
Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
Data: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents

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"-Adam.D" wrote:
| So here's my problem, (I tried MS Support, but since my OS is OEM, they
won't
| give me any support...), My 'All Programs' menu won't open. I have never
had
| this problem before, but all of a sudden it stopped working. I even right
| clicked 'All Programs' and clicked explore, but it showed the following
path:
|
| C:\Documents and Settings\Denise\Steve
|
| Which makes absolutely no sense, because Denise and Steve both are users
of
| this P.C., yet neither of them have this problem. My username is Adam, so
I
| guess the question is, where is this info stored?? And why did it change??
|
| If anyone knows [what i am guessing to be a registry key] how to help,
drop
| me a line, because i am out of ideas...
|
| p.s. I can't even install anything now, because it will give me a[n]
| (non-skippable) error saying it can't access the 'All Programs' menu.
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 4:44:05 PM

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=?Utf-8?B?LUFkYW0uRA==?= wrote:
>
> So here's my problem, (I tried MS Support, but since my OS is OEM, they won't
> give me any support...), My 'All Programs' menu won't open. I have never had

Then ask your OEM dealer who is contracted/required to provide support
for being able to sell OEM packages at less than retail prices.







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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 12:51:20 AM

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Start Menu - 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the
menu:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/allprograms.htm

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"-Adam.D" <AdamD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9AC6E58A-ECAA-4A72-B067-6ECB68C8F117@microsoft.com...
> So here's my problem, (I tried MS Support, but since my OS is OEM, they
> won't
> give me any support...), My 'All Programs' menu won't open. I have never
> had
> this problem before, but all of a sudden it stopped working. I even right
> clicked 'All Programs' and clicked explore, but it showed the following
> path:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\Denise\Steve
>
> Which makes absolutely no sense, because Denise and Steve both are users
> of
> this P.C., yet neither of them have this problem. My username is Adam, so
> I
> guess the question is, where is this info stored?? And why did it change??
>
> If anyone knows [what i am guessing to be a registry key] how to help,
> drop
> me a line, because i am out of ideas...
>
> p.s. I can't even install anything now, because it will give me a[n]
> (non-skippable) error saying it can't access the 'All Programs' menu.
!