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Anonymous
April 25, 2005 3:43:34 PM

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Sometimes the contents of my 'Start', 'Programs' menu disapears. If I click
the 'Programs' item the contents says (Empty). If I reboot the machine the
contents reappear.

Another problem I have, most often after rebooting is that my quick launch
bar disappears, each time I have to right click the start bar and re-tick
'Show Quick Lanuch'.

I've only recently re-installed windows xp from a full format. I'd be happy
if someone could help me out.

Thanks in advance
Gareth

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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 1:17:44 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

and

http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar




"Gareth Evans" <garethevans@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:muWdnSOuX_p7VPHfRVnyiQ@pipex.net...
> Sometimes the contents of my 'Start', 'Programs' menu disapears. If I click the
> 'Programs' item the contents says (Empty). If I reboot the machine the contents
> reappear.
>
> Another problem I have, most often after rebooting is that my quick launch bar
> disappears, each time I have to right click the start bar and re-tick 'Show Quick
> Lanuch'.
>
> I've only recently re-installed windows xp from a full format. I'd be happy if
> someone could help me out.
>
> Thanks in advance
> Gareth
>
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 1:17:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Thanks for the information, but I had already googled those links and my
settings are all correct according to those details.

Gareth


"Taurarian" <taurarianREMOVECAPS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:euWPqhYSFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Start Menu - 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the
> menu:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/allprograms.htm
>
> and
>
> http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
> Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar
>
>
>
>
> "Gareth Evans" <garethevans@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:muWdnSOuX_p7VPHfRVnyiQ@pipex.net...
>> Sometimes the contents of my 'Start', 'Programs' menu disapears. If I
>> click the 'Programs' item the contents says (Empty). If I reboot the
>> machine the contents reappear.
>>
>> Another problem I have, most often after rebooting is that my quick
>> launch bar disappears, each time I have to right click the start bar and
>> re-tick 'Show Quick Lanuch'.
>>
>> I've only recently re-installed windows xp from a full format. I'd be
>> happy if someone could help me out.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> Gareth
>>
>
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 1:17:46 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Gareth,

Follow the suggestions in first link provided by Taurarian. But in addition,
fix the shell folder paths for the following:

Common Start Menu (HKLM)
Common Programs (HKLM)
Start Menu (HKCU)
Programs (HKCU)

Default values for the above are available here:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/usershellfolders.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Gareth Evans" <garethevans@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:BLGdnTIvMuR6SfHfRVnytQ@pipex.net...
> Thanks for the information, but I had already googled those links and my
> settings are all correct according to those details.
>
> Gareth
>
>
> "Taurarian" <taurarianREMOVECAPS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:euWPqhYSFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Start Menu - 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click
>> the menu:
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/allprograms.htm
>>
>> and
>>
>> http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
>> Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Gareth Evans" <garethevans@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:muWdnSOuX_p7VPHfRVnyiQ@pipex.net...
>>> Sometimes the contents of my 'Start', 'Programs' menu disapears. If I
>>> click the 'Programs' item the contents says (Empty). If I reboot the
>>> machine the contents reappear.
>>>
>>> Another problem I have, most often after rebooting is that my quick
>>> launch bar disappears, each time I have to right click the start bar and
>>> re-tick 'Show Quick Lanuch'.
>>>
>>> I've only recently re-installed windows xp from a full format. I'd be
>>> happy if someone could help me out.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Gareth
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