Cant open most folders/programs dr watsn error

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On boot up, over half of my desktop icons wont come in and I lock up till I open task manager and stop drwtsn.exe...after that I can use a few programs but cannot open control panel or windows explorer or pretty much any other of my programs....Help?
 

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I cant open control panel or search my files..I have Spybot
& Spyware Blaster but they didnt fix it
 
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can you get into safemode... tap F8 on restart, then get in to do a system restore first perhaps?
 

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I was hoping I wouldnt have to do a system restore..I thought it was a windows fixable problem.
 
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:rolleyes: don't give up please.... that control panel issue is not un-fixable.... can you get into safemode though? A few simple walk through steps is all it may take.
 

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It wont let me boot up in safe mode, safe mode with networking or safe mode with command prompt
 
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hmmm, the big guns will be about later for more essential directions, ... I hope you can wait about/come back later for them. Do you have your xp cd [actually what system are you using?]
 

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IT goes through the logos and right back to the list of safe modes that wont work or start windows normally and then I have to cancell the DrWtsn.exe again
 

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I have to work in a half hour...I do have the system restore CD but it will do a full system restore only
 

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I put the system CD in hoping it will let me do DOS, hoping a scandisk would help but my C drive only loads a few programs and the CD doesnt have scandisk on it
 
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are you able to get into normal mode still, if so , go to start/run and then type;

sfc /fix

Then Press 'enter'-This will check for the system files integrity and do some fixes.
 
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Vortan said:
I have to work in a half hour...I do have the system restore CD but it will do a full system restore only
Restore CD was not referred to..... these are two seperate subjects.
The system restore I mentioned is not related to the cd you have... Please read that link I mentioned in post #6.
 
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