Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:46 AM
I recently downloaded and started using Spybot. Now, whenever I update any program on my computer, it flashes up boxes asking me if I want to accept or deny a particular change. So far, I've always accepted all changes.
Yesterday, Windows did an automatic update. Before I restarted the computer, I was working on in Word, and an "accept or deny change" box flashed up. Unfortunately, I was not looking at the screen at the time, and I didn't realize that I was clicking "deny". The box disappeared just as I noticed it, so I'm not sure what it was asking. I only caught a glimpse that it was something to do with the start menu.
Well, sure enough, I must have denied something important, because now when I click "all programs" in the start menu, I'm missing most of my icons. Instead of the nearly 100 that I should have, there's only 20, seemingly random icons. The other programs still seem to be there, and can be accesses by going into the program files of my computer.
Is there any way I can get the menu back the way it was? And can I disable that pop-up system in Spybot so it doesn't happen again?
I'm running Windows XP and I have a high speed wireless connection.