Cannot access Internet and all programs on the start menu. How to get rid of a virus on windows xp
I was recently given a hand computer (compaq I tthink) so I'm not clear about all the fancy stuff to the extent of the ect CPU... but I know it has windows xp pro. in any case, a friend used my computer and for some reason any felt the need to download a program called 7-zip. Now, my computer is screwed... In the start menu > all programs, everything has disappeared! And I can access the system restore in normal boot and safe mode, but the window remains empty, we never really gave me the opportunity to use it. Oh and I can't get online in normal or safe boot mod either, what can I do?
Original title: how to get rid of a virus on windows xp proremove a virus from windows xp pro
1. Why do you think that the computer is infected with the virus? See you pop - unwanted ups or odd behavior of all programs?
2 have you made any changes to the computer before the show?
3. did you run any online scanners to remove infections?
4. What is the antivirus installed on the computer program?
Method 1: Run a scan antivirus on your computer.
Note: If infections are detected during the scan, there is a risk of data loss because infected files will be deleted.
Method 2: Safe mode with networking
Step 1: Check if you can browse the Internet with success in Mode safe mode with networking.
Networking Mode safe mode starts Windows in mode safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.
Step 2: Put the computer in a State of boot is a way to know which application is causing this problem.
To help resolve the error and other messages, you can start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This type of boot is known as a "clean boot". A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
Put your boot system helps determine if third-party applications or startup items are causing the problem. If so, you need to maybe contact the manufacturer of the program for updates or uninstall and reinstall the program.
Step 1: Follow the steps in the link below to do the same thing:
Note: After troubleshooting, be sure to set the computer to start as usual as shown here:
Step 2: To configure Windows to use a Normal startup state
After you have used the boot is a way to solve your problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.
- Click Start and then click Run.
- Type msconfig and click OK. The System Configuration Utility dialog box appears.
- Click the general tab, click Normal Startup - load all services and device drivers and then click OK.
- When you are prompted, click on restart to restart the computer.
Create a new user account and verify if you are able to access the program in the start menu.
Try to connect with a different user has administrator rights account and then create a new user account.
For more information, see these links:
I hope this helps.
Every thing seems to have returned to normal, but when I restarted my computer all the icons on my desktop and all programs in the start menu disappeared, and yet, all programs are always in: Control Panel > add/REMOVE programs. I can still connect to the internet by going to-Start > my computer > view > go to the desktop. How to get back all the icons on my desktop. I tried a click right, but in vain. I also ran a scan complete antivirus. any help would be appreciated.
Thank you Joel S. Before I could put your advice into practice a friend recommended a friend who advised me to do a system restore, which he said he would be happy to do it for me. So look like an easy option, I agreed. It seems to have solved the problem (fingers crossed), but now it seems that I need to format the hard drive. If you have any tips on formatting hard drive I'm all ears. Thank you Owen
My computer crashed the other day. I returned with a system restore. I have scanned for viruses. Now most of my icons (computer desktop and folders) is grayed out. When I click on "all programs" in the start menu, none is listed even though they are still on my computer and still work.
See the Microsoft article below to download and install the fix, check if it helps.
When you point to "Programs" on a Windows XP-based computer, the program list does not appear, or the list of programs is empty
If the previous step fails, then analyze and remove any malware or computer virus infections and check if that helps.
You can also use Microsoft Security databases to scan your computer
I am on 7 and want to create a folder under all programs on the start menu to contain all my design programs. How can I do this? There is no empty space to click in the menu that appears on right-click and choose new.
Hello@ sharon you can remove your message if you have understood the thread Q@cbr_foxIf you want to create the new folder in the start menuRight click on all programs< on="" newly="" opened="">< double="" click="" on="" programs="">< create="" new="">< rename="">< add="" the="" shortcuts="" of="" your="" programs="" to="" created="" folder.="">Now you can access the folder in the list of programs.Hope it solves your problem.Best regardsNikhilBlog:WindowsWorld
I tried to change the icons of the folders in all programs on the start menu. But after that, it has been restored. Nothing is left.
Hoping that windows can automatically display the icons of the programs installed on these files.
I understand that you want to change the icons of folders in the files shows all programs menu.
You can change the icons of folders which are displayed in the file Explorer, but these changes will not be reflected in the access to the start menu.
However, you can use some 3rd 3rd party apps that can help you to do the same.
Note: Using third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
Please refer to the article below for more information on the option of customization available in Windows 7:
Hope this information helps, let us know if you need help with Windows.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 installed on my laptop. In recent weeks, I noticed that a lot of programs have disappeared from all programs in the start menu. If I dig up the program on my HARD drive so I'm able to find but it causes a lot of problems that the programs are not visible in all programs. Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the reply!Yes, I had most of the programs listed in there, but some programs were missing...Such as PowerPoint and Word, etc were missing from the list of all programs...So what I did that I dragged the original MS Office program into the specified folder...I guess that is not automatic!
If I organize my program shortcuts on the list of all programs from the menu start when I reboot they are all changed back.
As in, I move the "CyberLink PowerDVD 9" folder in the "Media" folder when I restart a new
Folder "CyberLink PowerDVD 9" is placed on the list of all programs on the start menu.
Now I have two folders "CyberLink PowerDVD 9" in all the programs one at the root of the list and the other in the folder 'Media' from the list.
How to stop windows 7 to change the list of all programs on the start menu?
Is it only occurs for the shortcut of CyberLink, or perhaps for each shortcut where you changed a location?
You can check this: Start > right click on all programs > you can select Open and open to all users > you can check is not listed in the two location?
Shortcuts usually appear at the previous location after a few updates to the specified application.
I'm going from XP to 7. In the start menu > all programs listing all downloaded programs is listed. Under XP I could go to "documents and settings", create folders and put the files listed in all programs into separate folders. It resulted in very few files containing the downloaded files. For example, I got the files listed as 'Business', 'Security', 'Internet' etc. How to do this in 7 so that my ALL PROGRAMS list is first files and downloaded programs. I hope I have made myself clear... Thank you
There are two places where the start menu programs .
For a particular user where where programs installed to be used by this user look in:
For all users look in:
NOTE: AppData and ProgramData are hidden files.
I just installed the Blackberry Desktop Manager for Blackberry 7100i Nextel (version 220.127.116.116).
It does not appear under all programs on my Winxp start menu. It seemed to install correctly, but it just doesn't appear in the start menu. I removed it by following the instructions (requiring the removal of certain registry entries and files and more using Add/Remove programs in the control panel).
I reinstalled the program and it will not always be displayed on the start menu. I can run a couple of .exe files and run it manually, but I don't get the full program.
I am the administrator of my pc Windows XP Professional.
Any ideas on what could be the problem?
Hi and welcome to the Forums!
Yes, that would do makes a difference. For reference, the best procedure must first install the full package of DTM (what version you need for your PIM version if you plan to synchronize via attached USB/BT), then, at the top of the DTM installed, your bundle of BONES of carriers (which modifies DTM so that it can provide you with options that apply to you).
You can edit your previous post - but it's actually better not unless there is a real error needing correction. It is good to leave the wire in place just in case someone in the future should have a similar situation... so that they can find your description and solution and I hope to find their response without the need to post a new thread.
Oh yes, once you are sure that it is resolved, please don't forget to mark the thread as solved.
When I press the Start button on my user account on my computer, the button that shows "all programs" is not there so I can't access any of the programs on my computer. What should I do to let me have access to all the programs here?
Try this link to see if it helps.
How can I remove windows box office and upcoming facebook in the start menu
I moved your question answers feedback to Windows desktop and personalization areas.
You care to offer up what version of Windows, you are talking about but if it's Windows 7, I would right-click on the offending list and either:
- Remove from this list , is that the entry is in the most recent lower part / area most often used.
- Delete the Start Menu if the entry is pinned in the Start Menu (above the most recent / most often used).
I use Win7 Pro SP1 and whenever I come back to my office after finishing a session desktop connection to my computer remotely, I noticed several of the icons in the all programs from the Start Menu section changed to default page icons. If I try to open any programs that are pinned to the start itself, it will indicate that the program cannot be found. Notepad and Calculator in particular to keep more victims of this problem.
I also noticed that the audio controller is disabled until I restart.
I found a batch file that will rebuild the icon cache, but this very annoying to have to keep doing it because I have to remote into my computer almost every morning for the daily scrum meetings we hold in a conference room.
Does anyone know a permanent fix?
What is your length % PATH %. See if this applies in your case.
Windows 7 - after the remote computer desktop target some shortcuts do not work, may be losing %windir%\System32 - Super user: http://superuser.com/questions/867950/after-remote-desktop-target-pc-some-shortcuts-don ' t work-possibly-loses-Amelia
lost all my programs from the start menu, favorites as all my photos and docs. Can I get them back thanks for any help,
What did you do last before this happened?
It looks like someone may have maliciously tampered with your computer.
Take a look in your trash and see what you can find.
If they are not there, try to download and run this program:
He'll pick up things that have been deleted from the Recycle Bin.
Be forewarned, it will probably work for a long time.
Hope this helps
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HelloMy portable computer with windows Vista has recently been infected with a virus that I have now deleted.But all my application to 'All programs' files have been deleted. I managed to download a zip file of the links standard for Vista Home Premium which is my OS and pasted these in the start menu for all users in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu. However, I don't know how to do to back up all my personal applications.I really can not re - install all the, they are too many and I am not sure that I have even all disks and downloads at hand to do. The task would be enormous. Is there a way to solve this in the registry? or any other method? Can someone direct me please?I tried to use system restore, but I have nothing but the most recent restore points, and it did not work. I am also concerned about restoring the registry entries virus files.Please can you let me know if something can be done to solve this problem. I am a user experienced and confident enough in taking a challenge complicated if you are available.Look forward to a response, thanks a lotJohn
Forget the junction points. They are only for backwards compatibility (and are not called points of junction of the system, only in the documentation of the system). I don't think that the Start Menu, Documents and Settings folder (the point of junction for your profile among others) will seek to replace the one right that should be there. I might try it if it was me, but it's not worth the risk for you (it could cause more damage than it solves - and I'm not going to try it just to see if it works).
It's a shame to system restore because this would probably solve the problem quickly and efficiently. Perhaps you should consider maintaining that a few points spread over time even if they do not place - you are short of space that you need to restore space? I didn't know you had only a very current restore point or I have suggested the procedure.
If you're short on space, here are some suggestions:
A great many things affect speed and performance, and the amount of space available on your system - especially the existence of various files and which is loaded on the system. There are ways to handle this in Vista (and that you follow all the suggestions) - and of course the amount and type of RAM and the speed of your processor and motherboard (but I'll just discuss here the software solutions - you can go to your supplier/manufacturer of computers for hardware solutions, if some are available (I) for example, am maxed out at 2 GB of RAM in my motherboard and there is no motherboard better available for my laptop model).
To enhance your speed, to using Disk Cleanup: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76073-disk-cleanup.html.
Go to start / search options and type msconfig and enter and then double-click on the program icon that appears. Go to the Startup tab and uncheck any program that you don't need from start. This will probably be the majority of the items here - otherwise most of them (some are needed as the AV program but more are there to make open source programs more quickly and make you believe that they are more effective). This will free up a lot of RAM and a great help to make your system faster (but maybe not as long as you'll be able to see the difference - but maybe according to how many useless stuff loads at startup).
You can perform some of these tasks (and more that aren't entirely related) using http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm (which also seeks the malware). I do it on a monthly basis only as part of normal maintenance, and I suggest you do the same. Make sure that you select a full analysis - it will take a few hours (mine can take about 5-6) but can works in the background so start when he has enough time to complete.
You also want to have good AV programs and HAVE on your system (so no malware running in the background drain resources). Windows Defender is a good PROGRAM. The new, free Microsoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx is a great AV / AM program that has one of the least impacts on resources and the performance of the system, according to reliable sources and it does the job very well. If you are using MSE, you don't need really Defender (but you would with any other AV program). I suggest also download http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and it works every month to catch anything that might miss MSE/Defender.
If you follow these tips, and do this regularly (at least monthly), then I think that you will have faster to a machine as it is able to give material.
Perhaps one of the recovery programs will work (try Recuva if you have not already - this is a very good). It is possible that this only works with the data files and not with files system (which would explain why you're having without success) because I never used them to recover before system folders (I have always used the system restore).
Good luck! Lorien - a - MCSE/MCSA/network + / A +.
Original title: Lost programs
in some ways, I lost my programs in the start menu and on the desktop.
He says: program has been changed or moved
This may work incorrectly or not work.
can someone offer me solutions
Thanks for the reply.
Please let us know if the problem persists in the new user account.
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