Trapper, You will have to do the "dreaded" registry hack thingy, Open your registry - which since you don't have "run" you will have to open from a command line - which you cannot get from the "run" either - so here is the long long workaround that I thought of for you ---- Try this - To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. If for some reason you cannot find that, then you can do the following --- Hit F1 - to get to the help and support - then do a look for MS-DOS overview. The overview will show up like this --- and hit the "Open Command Prompt" line - that will of course get a command line window. "MS-DOS, the acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System, is an operating system with a command-line interface used on personal computers. As with other operating systems such as OS/2 <ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\win_dos.chm::/HELP=glossary.hlp TOPIC=gls_os2> , it translates keyboard input by the user into operations the computer can perform, it also oversees operations such as disk input and output, video support, keyboard control, and many internal functions related to program execution and file maintenance. You type MS-DOS commands using a command prompt window <ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\win_dos.chm::/HELP=glossary.hlp TOPIC=gls_command_prompt_window> . To end your MS-DOS session, type exit in the command prompt window at the blinking cursor. The MS-DOS mode is a shell in which the MS-DOS environment is emulated in 32-bit systems, such as Windows. MS-DOS-based programs can run with Windows and might create a program information file (PIF <ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\win_dos.chm::/HELP=glossary.hlp TOPIC=gls_pif> ) which appears as a shortcut on your desktop. Open Command Prompt". On the command line type - regedit This should open up the registry for you... From there, navigate to the following key and make sure the data value = 1 Key:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ex plorer] Value Name: NoRun Data Type: REG_DWORD Data:(0 = disabled, 1 = enabled) Let me know if that solved the problem. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN - Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ________________________________ From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of trapper Sent: Thursday, 18 September, 2003 19:39 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: registry my run command from the start menu is missing..anyone know where it went and how to get it back??? trapper@xxxxxxx Arts of Alaska <http://www.streetfairamerica.com/dhar> by Diane To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.