Solved

Windows Vista Start menu missing some programs from list

Posted on 2010-08-20
6
466 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a computer with Vista and suddenly the Start menu only shows a partial list of my programs. How can I reset it to show all the installed programs?

Thanks in advance for the help
0
Comment
Question by:Exl04
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:dreamcomputer2000
ID: 33489813
create a new account and see if they are there, if so move your data etc.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:bhartwell
ID: 33489830
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:bhartwell
ID: 33489853
Alternatively this is worth a try as well:

You can restore the Start menu to its original, default settings.

1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. Click the Start Menu tab, and then click Customize.
3. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, click Use Default Settings, and then click OK.
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
EugenX earned 500 total points
ID: 33499283
File association fix for Windows Vista:

http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnkfix_vista.zip

Unzip and execute the lnkfix_vista.reg file, restart the PC.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Exl04
ID: 33718227
thanks!
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:EugenX
ID: 33722517
Your welcome ;)
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The Service applet starts in Extended Mode by Default, with a taskpad on the left of the services pane. This view mode was introduced in XP. As I find it not very usefull, I like to use the Standard view as default, and without the Console tree. …
So who is this article for? If you are like most of the computer users out there, you probably only realize the meaning of 'System maintenance' after something goes wrong. This article is for you if you care about keeping your system working opti…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now