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What Happened To My Program Shortcuts?!

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#1 legoman786


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Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:25 PM

I have no idea what happened. I definately have not done it, my mom could not have done it, none of my sisters and brothers are smart enough to do it. Then how did it happen? I open up my programs folder from the start menu and EVERY folder is empty!! I would not dare to do such an act. How did this happen then? I recently backed up my drive using Nero 6 and I made some tweaks to my Windows startup and apps. Could that have done it? I have no idea, that is why I humbly ask for your services.

Here's the link to the tweaking page: http://www.geocities.com/br_dalamar_br/PCHealth/index.html
I clicked on the link that says Optimizing Windows XP

Also, I have like the cleanest computer in the tri-state area... lol jk, but it is very clean. (viruses, spyware, etc etc)

Thanx guys.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 07:19 AM

You could try a System Restore to restore your settings back to the way they were before. More info on this can be found HERE.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:21 PM

When you stopped startup programs, what exactly did you uncheck?

Did you research everything you stopped?

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:28 PM

If you're not infected with a virus or spyware - then this is most likely a registry problem caused by the "tweaking".

System Restore may be able to get you back up and running as Albert says.

Otherwise, you're probably looking at a repair install if you don't have a good copy of the registry laying around.
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