Run "check disk"
run registry repair software from here:
These have risks, use them at your own risk. Get one that back up your data before making any changes.
You can access all your files by enabling "Desktop" on your toolbar. Right click a blank spot on your toolbar, choose "toolbars" on the applet, then click "Desktop". You now have something new on your toolbar, click the >> button, go to "computer" then your drive (usually C:), then program files. There they are. Choose one, open it then choose the .exe file extension. Some have more then one........your on with those/these. Proceed with these at your own risk.
I am using "classic" style Start Menu in Vista Home Premium. I have created a bunch of custom folders on the main menu right above the Windows Update button and have moved most of my program shortcuts into these custom folders. I have never had a problem with this arrangement in previous versions of Windows. It has worked fine in Vista until a few days ago when most of these folders began spontaneously disappearing, leaving me with no way to launch my programs other than through Explorer Program Files executables. Has anyone ever heard of this before? Why is this occurring? The only way to get the menu folders back is with a re-boot. Is my profile corrupt? Is it a bug? HELP!!!!!!!!!!