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Serious Crash-need recovery help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pradhan, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. pradhan

    pradhan Thread Starter

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    Subsequent to an automatic upgrade by MS Update, my start menu has all but disappeared...Every program folder is now empty. The folders are still there, for example

    Programs>Winzip> Empty
    >CorelDRAW 10 > Empty

    etc, etc.
    The programs are still on the hard drive but their startup menu shortcuts are all gone. I have restored from a previously back-up but the shortcuts don't return.

    Any suggestions on rebuilding this? Is is necessary to reload all the software to recreate their default shortcuts (God, I hope not)

    Thank you
     
  2. MaDKiWi

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    Strange, thats now the second problem ive seen related to an MS upgrade..... If you are on XP use the system restore feature, that should help you out there... if not then find your cds cause you could be there for a long while!
     
  3. pradhan

    pradhan Thread Starter

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    Wow, that was quick. I am W2K, sorry I didn't mention it. Yes I am collecting my CD's now.

    Pradhan
     
  4. MaDKiWi

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    No probs dude, id also scan for viruses too... you never know.. they are out there to peeve people off and shortcuts.. well life would be rough in the computing world without them!
     
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