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programs missing in start menu

by kats11111 / September 29, 2009 4:34 AM PDT

I did a utilities clean and now when I go to my start/all programs each file for example: limewire, safari, quicktime, accessories-system tools.. say -EMPTY There is no link to the actual program. I can only bring up these by going to the c drive and program files. How do I repopulate my start menu. I have windows xp.

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don't want to system restore
by kats11111 / September 29, 2009 4:40 AM PDT

I don't want to do a system restore if there is another way. I like all the other results from the utility program I used.

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Re: programs missing in start menu
by Tufenuf / September 29, 2009 6:15 AM PDT
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try this and link
by kats11111 / October 1, 2009 7:12 PM PDT

Tried the run portion of last post and it said it was a succeess. I'm not sure what or if it fixed anything though. The programs in the pop-up list start menu still say empty. I will try the fix to the registry and I believe that is the problem. It must have gotten removed with the freeware computer clean I used. I will post the results when I'm done.

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Re: try this and link
by Tufenuf / October 1, 2009 9:26 PM PDT
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