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Old 12-13-06, 10:15 AM
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Alright, So, I went home to try to show my mother how to use an external harddrive.

In the process she tries going to Start>All Programs... But nothing comes up. Somehow her main programs became unlinked or something. I can't figure it out. So do any of you have any idea how to get the list of programs back under 'Start>All Programs'?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-13-06, 10:48 AM
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Old 12-13-06, 10:55 AM
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I suspect this could be the external drive's letter assignment messing up with the internal drive (most probably partition drive). When you plug the drive to the PC, Windows probably assign the new drive as drive D (for example) whereas previously drive D is a partition drive which is now changed to drive E.

Try to change drive letter assignment (it's in the Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management) for the external drive and see what happens.
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Sorry X/admin. Didn't know about the thread title. Wont happen again.

eedoon, so if I were to unplug her external harddrive and restart the computer. would the normal drive be recognized as being normal and not partitioned and will the Start>My Programs work again? is it because another drive is plugged in and it's comfusing the computer?
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If what I explained is the cause of the problem, then yes. Unplugging the external drive would restore the PC.
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