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Windows 7: Start Menu Programs Missing

24 May 2011   #1

Win XP SP3, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, CentOS
Start Menu Programs Missing

Hi everyone,

I recently followed procedures for removal a rogue Windows 7 Recovery malware application on my Windows 7 Home Premium system.

After the successful removal of the malware, my Start Menu Programs are all missing (basically nothing in there) and 95% of all my icons (on the desktop, within Win Explorer) are all grayed-out. (They still work but are gray).

I have a feeling it could be a corrupted user profile, but I'm not sure.

So far, I've restarted twice, right-clicked the start button to make sure default settings are set, ran a CMD prompt with SFC /SCANNOW

Nothing has worked yet, any ideas, next steps?

Thanks in advance

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24 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

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