Solved Why don't all my programs show up in Win7 Start All Programs

September 23, 2014 at 07:59:57
Specs: Windows 7
I am using Windows7 Home Premium on a HP Pavilion laptop. Suddenly, not all of my programs show up on the Start/All Programs window and only about half show up in the window Programs and Features window. The list goes only through the letter 'M.' Any program that starts with a letter beyond that doesn't show up. Not all show up under the programs list in iObit Uninstaller, also. For example, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 came installed on the computer, but isn't listed anywhere, although with Belarc Advisor, I can pull up the CAB and other files for the program. How can this all be fixed?

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September 24, 2014 at 19:28:32
Then try sfc /scannow

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#1
September 23, 2014 at 17:03:26
Is the list in Programs & Features also incomplete (control panel)? Did you try anti malware from malwarebytes,org ?

Update it before you run it.

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#2
September 23, 2014 at 21:26:36
No, all of the programs do not show up in the Programs and Features window, nor in Revo Uninstaller, either. I have had MalwareBytes Professional for several years, and it is set to automatically update, so it is always current.

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#3
September 24, 2014 at 07:12:51
It's set to update but is it set to run? I would still do it by hand.

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#4
September 24, 2014 at 07:18:11
It is set to run at startup every day and does so. It usually shows only PUP issues, which it is set to automatically quarantine.

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#5
September 24, 2014 at 19:28:32
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Then try sfc /scannow

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#6
September 24, 2014 at 20:29:41
Thank you for this suggestion, as I had forgotten all about running it, so hadn't done it. The result was: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." So, the problem doesn't reside in the system files. I rechecked Programs and Features and Revo Uninstaller, and still neither lists more than 2/3 of my programs in their list. Next step?

I appreciate your interest and attempts to help.


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#7
September 24, 2014 at 22:07:10
Not accidentally removed "uninstall entries" in the Uninstall-or-Change list with revo -uninstaller?

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#8
September 24, 2014 at 22:59:25
Not already suggested but worth a try is System Restore. Revert to the day before this problem ocurred. Hopefully it fixes itself.

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#9
September 25, 2014 at 06:27:31
No, that didn't happen, SLUC, but thank you for your input. :)

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#10
September 25, 2014 at 06:33:08
btk1w1......System Restore was the first solution I tried. This, obviously, didn't fix the issue. I suspect it had happened long before I knew it, since SR didn't resolve it. However, I didn't notice because I wasn't using Programs and Features nor Revo Uninstaller to uninstall or repair a program. Otherwise, SR would have fixed it. I downloaded iObit Uninstaller to see what it would list and it did list a few below the letter 'M' in program names, but didn't list many of the programs. It is a really strange phenomenon.

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#11
September 26, 2014 at 07:26:41
By going to each programs .exe file, I was able to restore most all of the shortcuts to programs on the Start menu, but still when I go to Programs and Features or Revo Uninstaller, only half of the programs show up on the list. In other words, I couldn't uninstall many programs from these places. I haven't been able to figure this out. Does anyone have any more ideas what's missing? Every system checker I use shows that everything is OK; that there's no 'integrity violation' in Windows. But something HAS to be missing.

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