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Missing start items

By computab ·
Compaq notebook Armada 7400 /64 MB/6 GB /Win98.
Can someone help please? There is a blank space in the startup menu where these items should be: Shut down, log off, run, Help, Find, Settings, Documents, Favorites, Programs. I can shutdown with alt-F4, and access the control panel in Windows explorer, and put shortcuts to programs on the desktop, but the user is complaining there is a fault. These items are not in the Windows\Start menu folder. Where are they?

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by DKlippert In reply to Missing start items

As always, backup the registry before trying this:

Look for this Registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

NoSetFolders, set at 01 00 00 00 removes the Control Panel and Printers folders.
To reverse the action, change the value to:
00 00 00 00

To remove Documents, name the binary value: NoRecentDocsMenu
To remove Favorites, name the binary value: NoFavoritesMenu
To remove Find, name the binary value: NoFind
To remove Log Off, name the binary value: NoLogOff
To remove Run, name the binary value: NoRun
To disable Shut Down, name the binary value: NoClose
To disable Control Panel and Printer folders, name the binary value: NoSetFolders
To disable Taskbar context menu, name the binary value: NoTrayContextMenu

Double-click the entry; select modify to change the value.

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by computab In reply to Missing start items

Sorry, I dont understand, this is not in accordance with the registry on my machine.

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by TheChas In reply to Missing start items

The settings for the Start menu are in the registry. Somewhere, I took a quick scan, and couldn't find them.

There are utilities out there for tweeking the start menu.

Alternately, I think the Start Menu will restore itself if you simply re-install windows over itself on the system.

It may also be an accidental deletion of the file that contains the graphics for the Start Menu. That would also be corrected by a simple re-install.

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