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Serious Windows XP Problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cummins2k5, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. cummins2k5

    cummins2k5 Thread Starter

    Apr 12, 2004
    I am not sure what I did, but somehow I deleted some stuff and now most of my microsoft won't work. Windows media player does not even open, most of the system untilities are down, and internet explorer will not load java scripts etc.....I was using TweakXP and deleted some "uncessesary/empty folders", this may be what went wrong...what can I do?????
  2. ian.t


    Nov 24, 2001
    If its all gone pear-shaped try taking xp back to a restore point before you used the xptweak utility. Go to:

    Control Panel
    Performance and Maintenance

    On top left corner there is an option for 'system restore'.

    you'll have a calendar of restore points to choose from so its a fairly easy process.

    Welcome to TSG by the way (y)
  3. roban


    Jul 9, 2002
    If Restore doesn't work make sure you can boot from your CD and reboot with your XP CD in the drive. let it boot from your CD and follow directions to repair your installation. It will install a fresh copy of Windows over your present one and will not lose any information.
  4. rude


    Mar 8, 2004
    The one thing that most of those "cleaning"programs fail to tell you right up front is that some of those "unecessesary/empty folders" are in fact necessary.
    Here are a couple of things you can do that might help:
    1)Follow ian.t's advice and try system restore
    If that doesn't work:
    2)Check the Tweak program to see if it kept a backup of deleted files and restore from there
    If that doesn't work:
    3) Click start/run

    Type: SFC /scannow

    Note the space between SFC and /

    keep your xp cd handy in case you're asked to chuck it into your cd rom
    If that doesn't work
    4)Chuck in your xp cd and do a repair,keeping in mind that you will have to go again to Microsoft for all patches and service packs
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