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JSI Tip 0553 - Start Menu / Programs (and/or Desktop and/or .....) is empty or messed up.

Use Regedt32 to check the data at each of the following type REG_EXPAND_SZ Value Names at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

 Value Name   Default 
 Desktop   %USERPROFILE%\Desktop 
 NetHood   %USERPROFILE%\NetHood 
 Programs   %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs 
 Start Menu   %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu 
 Startup   %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup 

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