Search Is Missing Form Start Menu

Sep 25, 2008

i have went to start properties and customize and advanced and it still dont show up. what does show up is a magnafiing glass that wasnt there b4. it dont let me look up files and folders.

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Double Click On Start Menu And Get Search

Aug 11, 2005

On my links for My Document, My pitcures and My Music when I double click them I get the search window, when I right click on them the drop down lists
search first and open second or third, How can I correct this and put open first? any help?

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Mar 17, 2007

In the last few weeks I have noticed that if I try to search for a file or folder by clicking "Search" on the start menu I am not able to open the search window. I used to be able to do it this way until quite recently. I can however, search by opening a new explorer window and hitting the "Search" button on the tool bar.I have looked on Microsoft KB for a solution and tried repairing it by following Article ID:913503, to no avail. I also tried doing a system restore but no help.The problem has occurred on both my Desktop PC as well as my Laptop.Has anybody else come across this problem, and more importantly found a solution.I'm running XP MCE on both machines, with Norton Internet security on my laptop, and Zonealarm Pro Security Suite on my desktop PC.

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Jun 17, 2008

Recently my XP start menu has dropped the search icon. I've looked in all settings menus I can find, but see no way to reinstate it

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Aug 12, 2002

It was impossible to get an Icon Package / Theme that would change ALL the icons in the Start Manu. The Typical Problem would arise with the Search and Run icons (I have disabled the rest...)A small search in the registry and I managed to identify the "keys" that control the default icons.To change them you need to get in the registry, and that can be done by going to Start > Run (or WinKey+R) and typing "regedit" (yes, without the quotes...)

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Start Menu, Task Bar Locked When Search Facility Is Used

Jan 15, 2009

Trying to search for files. Open 'start menu', can't open search facility. Start menu and task bar then becomes 'locked'.Still able to access programs from desk top and open 'search facility' from control panel.

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System Restore And Search Option On Start Menu Not Funtioning?

Dec 8, 2008

im having this two option in start menu is not functioning as well as my system restore.i wasnt able to fully explain in words so ive decided
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Xp Desktop Icons Missing,start Menu Missing?

Jul 5, 2009

All my desktop icons are missing ,start menu missing, only thing i could see is wallpaper on desktop right click is laso not working,i could only use ctrl+ alt+del to open task mgr and run a program what should i do to take them back.

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Taskbar And Start Menu Are Missing

Jul 28, 2005

I've recently had some corruption to my c: drive as a result of resizing using Partion Magic 7. I managed to run chkdsk via Recover Console and was then able to boot.But now the Task Bar does not show. Also it thinks there is new hardware. I can run some application via the icon on the Desktop but not others. Does any one know of a way to resolve this? Am I running XP sp2.

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My Icons And My Start Menu Are Missing

May 18, 2005

I Had A Trojan On My Computer, And A Few Viruses, I Think I Have Got Rid Of Them, But Yet I Still Cant Get My Icons Or Start Menu To Appear, Safe Mode Or Not. The Icons Arent On Hidden. I Have Tried Everything. I Dont Have A Boot Up Disk Either For Windows Xp

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Missing Programs On Start Menu

May 20, 2005

im using windows xp on a computer i just bought recently. im not sure what happened but since last week, the menu on Start > Programs is missing, its totally empty. some other programs, windows media player and my ie also stopped working, the programs hang the minute i open them. i cant access my computer's profile settings or search. I have absolutely no idea what happened.

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Missing Shutdown Option In Start Menu?

Nov 7, 2007

A few days ago the Shutdown option at the bottom of the start menu has disappeared and from the Ctrl+Alt+Delete also.I have scanned the computer with Avira antivirus, free version, and super antispyware. Lots of things were deleted, but the shutdown option is still missing. I have not been able to shut my laptop down for two days.

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Run Command Option Missing In Start Menu?

Jul 6, 2010

I am using Windows xp. In 'Start' menu, the 'Run' and 'Search' options are not being shown. When I try keys 'Windows + R' it shows a message reading " This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your System Operator."

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Run Programs Missing Keep Disappearing On Start Menu?

Nov 27, 2006

usually whenever i run programs the shortcuts would be left on my start menu. so say after running several programs, like for example, adobe audition, divx player and ccleaner, on the start menu would appear the programs which had just been recently run.if i right click the start menu and go to customize, i can select the number or programs to be displayed on my start yup, usually the recently run programs would display but then it disappears like it emptied itself from the my question being is, whats up with my start menu and why does the recently run programs list keep disappearing.

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Uninstallers Are Missing From Start Menu Applications

Jan 21, 2006

Here is my problem - when I enter the control panel to add/remove programs, the list pouplates but I am unable to change or remove programs as the change or remove tabs are completely missing. All it shows is size and used (how often) info. Most of the programs don't even show this info until I click on them, but again, no change or remove tabs are there. Can anyone help here? Additionally, it appears that a lot of uninstallers are missing from my start menu apps...

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Desktop Icons And Start Menu Are Missing

Aug 6, 2009

First the customer told me that all his desktop icons disappeared. I thought maybe he accidentally hid them. He also says that when he goes to google and searches for something, when he clicks on the search results, he is directed somewhere else. Ok, so we know his browser is being hi-jacked. But this I didn't expect. Look at the screen shot below when I remoted into his PC. No icons, no start button. Customer has XP Home Edition. Right-clicking on the desktop does absolutely nothing. I can bring up the task manager and select New Task, but I cannot run explorer.exe. I just get a permissions error. I was able to install Malwarebyte's, but after scanning for 8 seconds, the program just closes. Now I am trying an online scan to see if that works. I can't access My Computer at all. I really can't even run most programs. After Malwarebyte's closes, I cannot open it again. Not even by typing the exact path in the New Task window. I can open IE, but it won't let me access his hard drive or anything. I just keep getting an error about permissions. Obviously not all his permissions are gone since I am able to install software. But his PC is definitely in bad shape. Unfortunately he lives in CA, and I live in NJ, so I have to do this all remotely.

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Start Menu And Icons Are Missing From Desktop

Dec 19, 2009

the start menu and Icons are missing from my desktop, how can I getthem back. There is a pop-up "Privacy center" that won't let me do anything, I can't get to the control panel either?

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Jan 13, 2006

A friend of mine is running XP and has a bizarre problem that I can't figure out. Their desktop, start button and taskbar have completely disappeared. They can only run applications by using the task manager to manually browse to the application and launch. All of the apps work perfectly fine, it's just they have no desktop.I'm sure I am missing something obvious, but this one has me stumped.

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Jun 8, 2008

In the start menu, the left half is completely devoid of any programs, except for the "All Programs" list. The right half works great. I've gone through the "Customize Start Menu" options and every thing is set up properly.

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Control Panel Missing From Start Menu

Nov 19, 2007

I've gone through and removed hundreds of viruses and cleaned it up pretty well. However, I can't access the CONTROL PANEL because it is missing from the START menu. I checked the start button properties, and it isn't listed in the customize/advanced menu. It's just not there. I'm fairly certain that I've gotten all the virus and spyware activity off the computer. I've now scanned it with 3 separate programs. I've tried booting into Safe Mode and Also logging on as Administrator (in safe mode), but it won't re-appear. I've even done the cmd: mmc / add/remove snap-in / add "groups" (as directed by another website) but "groups" isn't even listed. Come to think of it, it's not listed in this computer either (xp home).

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Missing Shut Off Button And Start Menu

Nov 11, 2007

I'm no pro regarding computerstuff what so ever, but I know my ways aroudn at least. But the other day I got a whole bunch of abd viruses I think..from where I have no clue. I run Nod32 and it probably missed this ones. So anyway, I noticed I had some kind bad stuff called Vundo trojan. is that correct? So, I managed to remove (I think) that with Spyware doctor.BUT, the problems I had stared before i removed it. I have one account, my own, with admin. rights. BUT the "Shut off" button is missing in my startmenu and I cant start the Windows Task manager, because it has ben blocked by the..administrator? BUT, thats me? So, how can this be?It's really annoying and I have noo clue what so ever on what to do here. I tried to create a new account, and that worked fine. But that would mean alot of extra work with mailprograms and stuff.

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Lost Power Last And Start Menu Is Missing

Nov 19, 2008

I need some help figuring out how to reinstall/copy files for my start menu.I lost power last night and now my start menu is missing I have all ready replaced the these files.Every thing else seem to be working fine I have all my icons and can still browse my computer.were is the start menu located in the windows more thing I think might be important is that all user accounts are having this problem.

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Mar 18, 2010

Lately i've having issues with my computer (Windows XP Professional SP 2, Sony VAIO). The startup is normal until I log into my account, computer slows down and in the end nothing shows up, no desktop icons and even the task bar at the bottom disappears. However, I can ctrl-alt-del and log out of my account and when I log in a second time, everything is back up and running. Then, I go to start menu and for example I click on my pictures, the computer freezes again and I have to reboot. (if i dont click on start menu and instead go on the internet, everything is normal)I did some research and im not sure if it has anything to do with explorer.exe error or just my hard drive is not working properly,

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Start Menu Desktop Icons And Task Bar Is Missing.

Dec 11, 2005

When I log in to my XP home laptop (in regular and safe mode), I am unable to see start menu, desktop icons (however, wallpaper is there and mouse arrow is active) and task bar is missing. Also, pop up the message: wininet.dll is missing (twice).Now I am able to log in safe mode and can see all desktop icons start button and task bar but still I am unable to get all those in regular mode. Meanwhile, my Norton told me that computer has Bloodhound.W32.EP virus but unable to fix it.

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Jan 14, 2009

Items place in my user folder are not appearing in the Start/All Programs menu.For example, if I place them here:C:Documents and SettingsusrnamStart MenuAccessories they do not appear in Start/All Programs.But, if I place them here:C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAccessoriesThey do show up in the program menu.

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Aug 12, 2007

as i turned on my laptop today i realized that there is no start menu. All my desktop icons are there, though they take longer than normal to load and taskmanager works fine and i have all my navigation menus as well. I am also unable to run msconfig, even in Command Prompt. When i type in msconfig, i get the following message.msconfig is not a recognized command. Another problem that i have been having is that if i click on a window, and taskmanager was infront of it, taskmanager does not move behind my active window. I am running windows XP, on a Presario V2000 with a 60 gig hd, and a 512. i have tried everything to get it to come back, i have booted in safe mode and tried that way, i have also used StartUp Mechanic to disable everything that i do not recognize in hopes that something is blocking the start menu from loading. I am okay with a computer, but the simpler the instructions the better.

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Dec 9, 2008

i ran some pretty complicated malware-removal programs since my PC (on the office network) was showing loads of trojans and other malware. in the order of running, i ran Malwarebytes, MGTools, Combofix with the windows recovery option. Then, on not having found anything substantial, I uninstalled Combofix with the /u optiom and deleted C:Combofix and later, proceeded to delete C:MGTools.The PC allows me to do a Ctrl+Alt+Del log in, and once I hit Return after entering the password, it just shows me the blue background to the desktop - No items, no menus.Same thing happens in safe mode.

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Mar 31, 2006

You helped me fix my work PC today and one of my coworkers asked me to post this for him regarding his home PC.He has Win2000 and lost all his desktop icons, start menu and task bar. He has to do a ctrl-alt-delete to do anything.All of the previous fixes here appear to be for XP machines.

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Apr 16, 2010

I got a friend who is having problems with his XP. His start menu shows all the icons for programs but under some things like My Computer, and some others, there is no text or title text. On Facebook, you can see a person's picture on the feed, but no name. In Firefox, with new tabs, it doesn't show what the tab titles are. Control panel too also shows all icons and no title.

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May 31, 2005

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Mar 23, 2007

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