Are they hidden? ie. do you have an option to "show all"?
I never use the default XP settings, as I prefer the "classic" view
I am not sure how this happens but when going to the start menu and then all programs it is only showing me a couple of programs in stead of all, for instance none of the office programs are there, dreamwaver etc are not there either.
Does any one know any thing about this?
Yes I think they might be but I can't figure out how to change this, the programs are there thus
I think, the most possible, you machine are effected by a virus.
So run you anti-virus software to check your machine.
I think it could be a virus problem or may be it might required a few changes in start menu settings.If there is no reason found to this problem then i think u should repair ur window or reinstall again.
Can you post a screenshot of what your getting? What items are still left in the start menu? Normal things? or just MS things? I find it unlikely that a virus would remove some items from your start menu - No point.
something wrong anyway .afaik there is no setting in xp to turn off the all programs. do you see text "all programs" or is it actually missing .....sounds like your machine either has a virus or just needs a tuneup - it's possible it has just "lost" the information in the menu . download the 30 day trial of tuneup utilities and run the registry cleanup, registry defrag, startup control and finally have a look at the system control section - in there there is a section on the start menu and it may help
BACKUP YOUR SYSTEM FIRST
if you post a screenshot it would be easier to diagnose
edit : stay AWAY from the memory optimizer in tune up is my advice
I reject all attempts by Microsoft to fix what ain't broke(n).
I also uncheck "Use Personalized Menus" and "Scroll Programs", which have been found guilty of hiding unused start menu icons... nice idea in theory, but I'd prefer to have a well organised, uncluttered start menu to begin with.
Folks, please stop saying its a virus. Its not a virus. There isn't a virus coder in the world that would waste his time removing objects from the start menu. Why is it that people, no matter what is wrong, will say "oh its a virus! a virus!! Run for the hills!" I understand that people want to help but sending him down this road without proper need is almost worse.
Its more than likely just showing the most used applications. please see attached. Even though MS kind of gets it wrong alot because it doesn't always get the most used items. In my screenshot for example I don't really use those applications all that often. So every time I go in, I have to hit the arrows at the bottom to get the full list of items.
Actually it could be a virus there is one Hijack.StartMenu I've come across in work infecting some of our clients' computers, resulting in items such as installed programs not appearing when they click start. I'm not saying this is the issue here but its possible.
I've found that Malwarebytes is the fastest to scan and remove this item. Download the above and update it before running the scan worth a shot anyway.
Last edited by Graham; 28-10-2008 at 09:02 PM.
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