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All Programs Menu Missing

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hi, i've got a situation here. my All Programs menu all of a sudden dissappeared. i've looked all over for a solution and found nada. i looked-up the paths in the registry and they look correct. any suggestions? to be clear... i'm running WXP Pro SP2 with all the updates. i click Start button and the All Programs link is missing, the space where it's supposed to be is there and the little seperator bar is directly above like normal, just not link and if i hover it the menu does NOT pop-up. thanks for any help. :)
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What about logging in as another user?
Does the same symptoms follow?
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Check this page:

Start Menu - 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the menu:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/AllPrograms.htm
If that doesn't help, have you tried changing the Start Menu or Display theme to Classic, then change it back to the Windows XP theme?  Maybe that will restore whatever caused this.
Please look this site over for the fix http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_t.htm
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zsoltib, any feedback?

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hey, sorry 'bout that. so far none of the solutions worked. so we're just going to recreate the profile. unless, anyone has any other suggestions? recreating the profile isn't a big deal so i'm happy to do that.
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