Does anyone know how to delete an orphan entry in XP start menu? The program has been uninstalled but it didn't remove the start menu entry. It's imposible to delete it using the delete key directly,the delete item on the context menu or deleting it from the "Docs and settings | All Users | Programs |start menu" in explorer.
I have searched the registry and manually removed all references to the program including the item that appeared in the key for the menus, but still it persists. The error message is "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the Source file or disk". Anyone any ideas how to remove this ghost entry please?
Thanks again but already tried everything I can think of like that. It won't delete even in safe mode using either administrator or my user ID which has admin rights. The only way I can think of is to reformat the drive a re-install everything.
Tried to delete it with the program installed and no luck. Also tried the second suggestion (right clicking) and that won't work either. Have to get the hammer out and do it the hard way methinks! - format the drive and reinstall everything from the disk image.