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Windows 7: Start Menu empty

01 Jan 2010   #1
beabt1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Start Menu empty

My Start Menu......Once was populated but now is vacant. I'm not aware of any action of mine that has caused the original list to disappear. Items can still be added to the menu if I choose to do so.

Any ideas on why this may have occurred?


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01 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beabt1 View Post
My Start Menu......Once was populated but now is vacant. I'm not aware of any action of mine that has caused the original list to disappear. Items can still be added to the menu if I choose to do so.

Any ideas on why this may have occurred?
Hi and welcome

It is a known problem when start gets more than abt 80 items. I have it now. there are 2 fixes. first have less than that number of items. second there is a thread here that has the cure. I forget its name and fix. Just search for it. Me I just deal with it too much trouble.

Ken J+
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02 Jan 2010   #3
beabt1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you.

It's easy enough to repopulate the menu with what you need of course but knowing why it cleared itself is good to know. I'll have a search for the thread you mentioned.

Ditch
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02 Jan 2010   #4
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

If you turn on your Privacy ... It will always be empty .. along with the Jump Lists
Kinda makes me wonder .. What good is it ??
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03 Jan 2010   #5
beabt1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I have to ask you.......what Privacy setting are you referring to?

Don't worry, I've found them. Hasn't made any difference however.
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you still have the problem after checking the privacy settings, you can try disabling and enabling the start menu items. First disable the option in registry, restart and enable and restart again. Please refer the below link:

Start Menu All Programs List - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums
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03 Jan 2010   #7
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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04 Jan 2010   #8
beabt1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This should work with Win 7 as well as Vista?
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04 Jan 2010   #9
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beabt1 View Post
This should work with Win 7 as well as Vista?
Yes, you are right
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07 Jan 2010   #10
beabt1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think we are talking at cross purposes here. I have an empty Start Menu and the tip above is to fix an empty Program List.
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