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all my link in start menu and task bar is missing one by one automatically

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i don't know what happen in my pc, all my start menu (.lnk) and my task bar is missing one by one, and clear to zero at last. It's seems a virus effect, but i have check by running AVG and Smadav Anti Virus, but they don't found that virus.

Are somebody know how to restore all my start menu item back ? I have running recurva to search any deleted items, and recuva is not found all my start menu items (.lnk).


I'm Running Windows 8 Home 64 bit.


Please help me....


Thanks Best Regards

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1. Press ctl alt delete and task manager comes up
2. Click onto applications and click > New task
3. Type regedit and press ok
Click Microsoft
Click Windows NT
Click CurrentVersion
CLick Winlogon
5. Now look for the entry SHELL
6. If it is not there you will need to create it, to do this right click on winlogon and click “new” > Key
7. Type the name SHELL and press enter
8. Now on the right hand side double click on the (default) this brings up a box where you can type the words explorer.exe
8. Press ok and then exit regedit
9. Restart your computer.
10. Now your back in business!


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