Sound, Network stuff, Appearance broken after diagnostic startup

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dividertabs

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In Windows XP:
I tried to make WinAmp work more smoothly by using task manager to close different processes, but one of them made my computer reboot after closing. Then I used msconfig to do a diagnostic startup, didn't get what I wanted and changed it back to a normal startup. Now I notice several things amiss (after rebooting a few times):

I have no sound. Control panel->sounds and audio devices tells me "No Audio Device".
Control panel->Network connections shows no connection options. But I'm still using the same computer to post on this message board.
Going to desktop appearance gives me only the "Windows Classic" style--from the pull-down menu there is no "Windows XP" choice.

I would expect there are other problems that I just haven't noticed yet. Does anyone have any idea what happened and how I can fix it? Attached are a DxDiag I just ran and one from before this happenned in case they help.
 

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Try a System Restore, selecting a restore date before the problem started. System Restore can be found by selecting Start, Accessories, System Tools.
 
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I guess you tried several of the old Restore Points and they all failed?

Then another option is to download the latest sound drivers and delete all sound devices within Device Manager. Then reboot, Windows will re-discover them and you should select Have Disk when prompted to install the latest drivers. This has worked for me many times in the past.
 
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