After automatically installing Windows Update KB898461 on 6/29/05 and restarting XP I got a message like "The Registry was corrupted during install process...Restoring previous successful registry....process successful. (Not in those exact words)
Then I opened the Start Menu. It looks the same, but when I hover over or click All Programs or any other submenu they don't appear. I had Control Panel set up as a submenu but when I clicked it it appeared in category view. I also can't view all my Quick Launch folders as submenus...they appear in Explorer mode as well.
I right-clicked Start/Explore All Users and the subfolders and shortcuts I had before are all still on the hard drive, they just don't show up.
I went to Windows Update site and viewed my update history, then clicked on this update and it said I could uninstall it through Add/Remove Programs, but it's not listed there. How can I get my Startmenu back?