"All Programs" doesn't appear on my Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by DreamcatcherSandy, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. When clicking on Start, the "All Programs" selection is not there. Where did
    it go, and how do I restore it? To open a program, I now must go through My
    Computer to open it.
     
    DreamcatcherSandy, Jun 27, 2008
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    S.Sengupta, Jun 27, 2008
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  3. I cannot click on "All Programs" because the words "All Programs" are not
    showing showing on my Start Menu.
    --
    In Gratitude


     
    DreamcatcherSandy, Jun 27, 2008
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    Jaime Guest

    But did you try the fix on the page that S.Sengupta suggested?
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida

    BTW, are you running the XP or Vista Media Center?

     
    Jaime, Jun 27, 2008
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  5. James,

    Yes, I did what S. Sengupta suggested. I don't think I'm being clear. When
    clicking Start, one normally sees the words 'all programs' in the left pane.
    I don't see those words. I just see the 3 or 4 programs that I've pinned to
    the start menu.


    I have XP
    --
    In Gratitude


     
    DreamcatcherSandy, Jun 27, 2008
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  6. DreamcatcherSandy

    Jaime Guest

    I understood what the problem is, I was just wondering if you had tried the
    fixes on that page as they have to do with the Start menu defaults and may
    have fix your problem as well.

    Try this -- point to Start button, then right-click and choose "Properties"

    There is a Start Menu tab, click that and change the style to "Classic"

    Click OK.

    The next time you click on the Start button, you should have the Windows
    95/98/2000 style menu, does the "Programs" choice appear there?

    If so, try changing it back and see if you now have "All Programs"
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida

     
    Jaime, Jun 27, 2008
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  7. Switching to classic mode did the trick, James! Thanks for your help. I tried
    that before, but but it didn't work. Oh well, problem solved!
    --
    In Gratitude


     
    DreamcatcherSandy, Jun 27, 2008
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  8. DreamcatcherSandy

    Jaime Guest

    Con mucho gusto.
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey!"), FL

     
    Jaime, Jun 28, 2008
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    ann shrader Guest

    james, when i click my start button nothing happens. nothing. nothing appears. it is totally disabled.

    windows version: xp or media center im not sure.
    its not my machine.

    can't get into my computer because there's no my computer icon on the desktop.

    cant' get into control panel because - how? i can't go through the start button. nothing happens when i click start. can't see a thing.

    i want to defrag the computer. how to do it when i can't even get into my computer?

    can't see what system im working on, because can't get into my computer.

    how do i bypass the start button to get into my computer and control panel?

    ann
    951-816-1159 any time, 24/7
    im desperate



    Jaime wrote:

    Con mucho gusto.-- JamesOrlando (Goofy says "Hey!
    27-Jun-08

    Con mucho gusto.
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey!"), FL

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    "All Programs" doesn't appear on my Start Menu
    When clicking on Start, the "All Programs" selection is not there. Where did
    it go, and how do I restore it? To open a program, I now must go through My
    Computer to open it.
    --
    In Gratitude

    Start Menu 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the
    Start Menu 'All Programs' is empty or nothing happens when you click the
    menu

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/AllPrograms.htm

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]

    DreamcatcherSandy wrote:

    I cannot click on "All Programs" because the words "All Programs" are not
    I cannot click on "All Programs" because the words "All Programs" are not
    showing showing on my Start Menu.
    --
    In Gratitude


    :

    But did you try the fix on the page that S.Sengupta suggested?
    But did you try the fix on the page that S.Sengupta suggested?
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida

    BTW, are you running the XP or Vista Media Center?

    James,Yes, I did what S. Sengupta suggested. I don't think I'm being clear.
    James,

    Yes, I did what S. Sengupta suggested. I don't think I'm being clear. When
    clicking Start, one normally sees the words 'all programs' in the left pane.
    I don't see those words. I just see the 3 or 4 programs that I've pinned to
    the start menu.


    I have XP
    --
    In Gratitude


    :

    I understood what the problem is, I was just wondering if you had tried the
    I understood what the problem is, I was just wondering if you had tried the
    fixes on that page as they have to do with the Start menu defaults and may
    have fix your problem as well.

    Try this -- point to Start button, then right-click and choose "Properties"

    There is a Start Menu tab, click that and change the style to "Classic"

    Click OK.

    The next time you click on the Start button, you should have the Windows
    95/98/2000 style menu, does the "Programs" choice appear there?

    If so, try changing it back and see if you now have "All Programs"
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida

    message
    Switching to classic mode did the trick, James!
    Switching to classic mode did the trick, James! Thanks for your help. I tried
    that before, but but it did not work. Oh well, problem solved!
    --
    In Gratitude


    :

    Con mucho gusto.-- JamesOrlando (Goofy says "Hey!
    Con mucho gusto.
    --
    James
    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey!"), FL


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    ann shrader, Jan 18, 2010
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    Curious Guest

    If you right click on the Start Button can you get to Windows Explorer so
    that you can get to your applications?

     
    Curious, Jan 18, 2010
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    Jaime Guest

    David,

    I think see is replying to a *very* old thread in which I had suggested a
    solution to a 'somewhat' related problem.
    --------------

    Ann,

    Does the menu appear when you press the Windows key on the keyboard (or if
    you press CTRL-Esc)? If so, is it possible your mouse is not working?

    As pointed out, there are probably better forums to post this question, this
    newsgroup is for issues/problem related to Windows Media Center, your
    question is a General XP problem.

    --
    James
    Bart: "According to creationism, there were no cavemen."
    Homer: "Good riddance! Their drawings sucked and they looked like hippies."



     
    Jaime, Jan 19, 2010
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    Curious Guest

    And I guess you think the rest of us that want to help users have time every
    day waste to read through the majority of your posts that only tell the poor
    poster to get lost and at the same time almost provide absolutely no
    suggestions to how the OP could solve the problem.

     
    Curious, Jan 20, 2010
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  13. DreamcatcherSandy

    Curious Guest

    I read you posts since on occasion they have some good information since you
    are knowledgeable on many Windows programs.
    Since most of the owners of the MCE operating system do not know that MCE is
    XP Pro based I suggest that you mention that they should go to an XP Pro
    based group for an non MC application problem if they have the MCE OS.

     
    Curious, Jan 20, 2010
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