Application links disappear RRS feed

  • Question

  • Lately many programs (mainly Microsoft programs that came with Vista) are disappearing from my computer. By disappearing I mean when I type their name in the search box nothing comes up. Also, nothing comes up when I navigate to the default folder where they used to be. I don't believe the programs have uninstalled themselves, more like the registry is corrupt. How would I fix this problem?

    Running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 x64, have anti-virus, up to date

    Friday, August 29, 2008 2:57 AM

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    Hello Netalarm!


    You didn't say did you install any 3rd application on your computer (I mean something like tune-up applications)?

    Maybe, you can try to install Advanced Windows Care 2 Personal to check your registry, or try to recollect did you exclude some Microsoft services, or, did you turn any of Windows features off?


    Is the problem start after some specific installation (programs or updates?).


    Please, be more specific, and I hope that we will resolve your problem.


    Best regards,



    Friday, August 29, 2008 12:49 PM
  • OK, well, did you try to check registy with TuneUp (Maintain Windows - Correct registry errors)?

    Do you have any previous system restore points; did you try to use it?

    Friday, August 29, 2008 1:13 PM