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start menu/all programs is blank


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#1 Alduin's Khajiit

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 03:57 PM

when I open my start menu on Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion a1423w and go to "all programs" it shows up blank! no folders no programs nothing. just a blank white space. Googling the problem only resulted in Windows XP help items (incl. Microsoft kb article) but nothing pertaining to Windows 7! how do I fix?


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:07 PM

Maybe this will help you http://footyntech.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/empty-all-programs-start-menu-windows-7/



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:17 PM

Is anything else missing?

Are all your files visible?

Task Manager opens OK?


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

yes everything is visible. files. task manager. etc



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:48 PM

does not apply. that computer has very few programs installed in it hence very little amount of shortcuts. my Dell has like 3 times as many shortcuts than the computer with the problem


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:19 PM

I (and anyone else) can only go by what you tell us. We can search and find things that may or may not help and if they don't then we move on to trying to find other solutions.

 

Have you tried a system restore back to date to just before the problem began (if you know when you last saw everything listed)?



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:43 PM

does not apply. that computer has very few programs installed in it hence very little amount of shortcuts. my Dell has like 3 times as many shortcuts than the computer with the problem

 

That doesn't mean to say that it doesn't apply to you.  Instead of dismissing the suggestion outright have you tried it?






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