I was editing menu (rearranging a few shortcuts) when something went wrong and the machine got frozen. Upon hard-resetting I found the "Applications" menu to be completely empty. No way to edit it as well; if I select "Edit menus" from the right-click list of items, the window fails opening (just flashes briefly).
Its "Places" and "System" counterparts work perfectly normal. Apart from the menu everything runs just fine.
I would appreciate ideas on how to restore it.