Win XP Pro, Start, All programs,Menu items gone ?

  Nickelback1 15:12 10 Oct 2008

I've had a virus this week which I've now sorted but I'm missing some of the items/folders on the start menu. Accessories for example is now missing
How do I repair them ?

  johndrew 15:19 10 Oct 2008

Found these, do they help?

click here
click here

  VoG II 15:34 10 Oct 2008
  BurrWalnut 15:35 10 Oct 2008

Go to Start, Run, type Shell:Common Start Menu and press Enter.
Make room on the screen for another explorer folder and type Shell:Start Menu and press Enter

Now you should be able to drag items from one folder to the other.

  provider 2 15:55 10 Oct 2008

Are you sure the virus has been removed completely?
Can you tell us which one it was and how you removed it?

These things have an irritating habit of turning up again repeatedly.

  Nickelback1 07:43 11 Oct 2008

Tried all the solutions above & still no accessories on the menu.
The first virus was a Trojan Horse (un-named) & a second virus called Antivirus 2009 which NIS 2008 dealt with.
Details @
click here

Can I re-install the accessories start menu links from my original windows XP CD to solve this ?

  brundle 08:46 11 Oct 2008
  birdface 09:28 11 Oct 2008

Maybe try here

  Nickelback1 11:25 11 Oct 2008

I now have accessories on the first menu but no sub-menu etc
However if I double click accessories on this first menu I get a folder view with all the items in it ! - how do I get this to show as a sub-menu instead of a folder ?

  Nickelback1 09:16 12 Oct 2008

Anyone know how I can rebuild the Accessories sub-menu in XP Pro ?

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