I noticed MS had pushed out that god-awful startresources.dll file again this week, which screws up all your custom menu ordering you do in MCS. Happened to me, so I deleted the file, and now all back to normal. Not saying its this, but its a possibility.
"... rename the startresources.dll file to startresrouces.dll.old and create a new file with the same name (blank file). Location: ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\Packages\MCEClientU X\dSM’. There might also be a dSM-2 folder, if so do the same."
for me juste create a new file named startresources.dll and the problem was solved today for me. Hope this help you.
Unfortunately running the fix manually doesn't seem to help me either. Looks like I'll be doing a clean install for now. I'm not sure I'm a fan of the XBMC interface. Is anyone out there still using WMC to record TV but using a different program for your media center interface? Any suggestions? It's so disappointing that Microsoft isn't really supporting WMC development and that so much of the hacker group that made WMC even better seems to have moved on...
My automated process worked fine for me this week. My wife has been trained, by me, to report any oddities with the HTPC. She told me sometime within the last week that the menus got all screwed up and she restarted it and everything was back to normal.
Had the same problem - My MCS customization disappeared. I just deleted StatResources.dll and I'm back up and running.
This is what I did too. I created a blank StartResources.dll to replace the deleted ones. I opened MC Studio and made a slight change, reverted that change, and saved. Luckily all my modifications where still intact and I didn't have to recreate anything.
Well, I finished my fresh install. The automated fix worked fine during the initial setup so I guess it's just wait and see if it will work on any new updates from Microsoft. Honestly can't see what the problem was before.