The Accessories program group is not displayed on the All Programs menu in Windows XP

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Symptoms

When you try to access the Accessories program group from the Start menu, it is not displayed on the All Programs menu.

Cause

This issue may occur when the program group is not created correctly when you add Accessories in Add/Remove Windows Components.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, in Add/Remove Windows Components, remove Accessories and then add it again. To remove Accessories, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, start Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the left pane, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components box, click Accessories and Utilities, and then click
    Details.
  4. Click to clear the Accessories check box, click OK, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.
To add Accessories again, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, start Add or Remove Programs.
  2. In the left pane, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components box, click Accessories and Utilities, and then click
    Details.
  4. Click to select the Accessories check box, click OK, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.
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Article ID: 891893 - Last Review: Feb 15, 2017 - Revision: 2

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