C:\Documents and Settings\Dimsdale\Start Menu\Programs (the directory) has PERMISSIONS in NTFS volumes. I ran across a way to make XP appear to stumble by making such directories inaccessable to some users.
I won't dive into NTFS permissions, ownership and more here, but note this since I've run into it.
I'm running Windows XP SP2 and recently, I can no longer see my programs when I click on "Start". I cannot attribute the problem to any recent installs or Windows updates. If I switch to "classic mode" it shows as <empty>. A recent post from droidbot7000 in this Forum was similar and he seemed to stumble on a solution but it was not clear to me how he got there. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.