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dolphindreamer

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hi, i recently, accidently removed windows xp professional components from my computer. the one i deleted were the accessories and utilities components. i bought my hp laptop secondhand with xp aleady loaded and i didn't get a back up disc. i;ve been trying to find away to solve this problem as buying a version of windows xp professional is well and truly out of my price range and so is taking it a professional. i am hoping that someone on here can help or maybe talk me through what i need to do as i am not exactly a computer genius. i've already spoken to hp and they said they couldn't help me. any help anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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blues_harp28

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Hi, you say you deleted 'accessories and utilities' can you list what exactly was deleted?
As you may already know the install Cd could be used to scan the Pc and replace what was removed.

Have you tried System Restore?
System Restore in WinXP
http://bertk.mvps.org/

Choose a date prior to the deletion.
 

flavallee

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What's the model name and complete model number of that HP laptop?

If you don't know for sure, advise what the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker is.

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If you bought that laptop second-hand and it still contains all the "debris" from its previous owner, you really need to do a clean reinstall of Windows XP and get a fresh start with it.

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