Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Start Menu empty

07 Jan 2010   #11

windows 7

Right click on an empty area of the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, then click Properties/Start Menu/Customize.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2010   #12

windows 7

Sorry, I misread your original post. I thought you were having problems restoring the Start menu items.
Did you check for viruses and spyware by updating your AV and AS programs, and then running scans?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #13

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

It is the Start Menu I am having trouble with, not the All programs list.

Yes I've updated AV and Spybot with no change to the problem.

I'll try the MSCONFIG option that was suggested, thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jan 2010   #14

windows 7

If anyone else has access to your Administrator account, then they may have caused the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Start Menu empty

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Most start menu program folders say (empty)
Hi there, I have a problem with most of the programs in my start menu no longer containing any shortcuts but just displaying "(empty)" as shown below. And when I use "search programs & files" to find the program...
General Discussion
Most of the non-default progam folders in my Start Menu are empty...
Hi there. I actually raised this topic a few months ago, but didn't manage to get a solution. I have tried all the things suggested by people on various sites, including this one. Let me just say that I haven't had a virus, but I DO use CCleaner and Advanced System Care. When I click on Start...
most of my start menu program folders are empty
Hi there. I realise that the topic of this thread has been addressed in the past, but a definitive solution doesn't seem to have been put forward. I have tried all the things suggested in earlier threads. Let me just say that I haven't had a virus, but I DO use CCleaner and Advanced System Care. ...
General Discussion
Start up Menu Folders Empty
Hi everybody . . I was downloading a software but most probably got a virus with also. Using AVG, it also gave alert but mistakenly allowed the threat. Later i realised my laptop start up menu folders are empty. All software are working normally as previously but i can't find/open from start up...
General Discussion
Issues with access, permissions, (empty) Start Menu items
Hi, I'm confused. After over a month of troubleshooting my system :cry: I think I have found the problem. But I need confirmation and help with this question: Who owns drive C:? Let me start from the beginning. About a month ago, I felt the need to do a clean install of my system running on...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App