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Stupid Windows XP Pro!!!!!!

By Intel Inside Me ·
Dear People,
About 2 mounths ago my computer froze(like always). So I restart it by holding the Power button. When I turned it back on, All it shows is my desktop picture. I try Ctrl+Alt+Delete. It shows the Windows Task manager. I create a new task(which is Internet Explore) and then it shows the start button for 1 sec. Then it disapper. I try it like 20 millon times,and it does the same thing. Good thing I had Real Player, so I use real guide and I have internet connection. I could go on the same sites but still, NO TASKBAR, NO ICONS. I been using realplayer for like 2 mounths now and still nothing works. Only realplayer. I don't have any restore disks or that stuff. So culd anyone help me get my stuff back like icons and taskbar?

Thanks,
Nikita Kotov

P.S. Explorer doesn't work. I tryed it.

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by ctrservices In reply to Stupid Windows XP Pro!!!! ...

What is the make and model of your computer? If it is a major brand (like Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.) you can purchase the recovery disks from the manufacturer (probably easier and less time consuming than trying to figure how to fix the system). Also, your computer may have come with a repair feature which you access through your Windows Start menu. However, after this long, the feature probably won't give you a reliable reinstall.

If you do reinstall, repost asking for information to keep your system running good in the future.

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by Intel Inside Me In reply to

I reinstalled it with my cuz's disk and it works fine!

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I reinstalled it with my cuz's disk and it works fine!

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I reinstalled it with my cuz's disk and it works fine!

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Stupid Windows XP Pro!!!! ...

The only real solution to this is a reinstall of everything.

I had one just like this about 3 weeks ago and nothing that I or MS could try would fix the problem. I did the same thing to my NB recently by reinstalling Nero and that is exactly what I got as well so I pulled the HDD and fitted it to a USB caddy and fitted another drive so I could save my Data and while I was at it I removed the offending Folder when I replaced the drive Windows sprang back in all its gory but I can not reinstall Nero or update the NB so when I get some spare time I'll have to do a wipe & reinstall.

If you have a Dell, HP, Packard Bell or similar there may be a hidden partition on the HDD with the reinstall option there, that may cure your problem but before you try anything make sure that your data is backed up.

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It helped me

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It helped me

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by rhunter In reply to Stupid Windows XP Pro!!!! ...

Microsoft OS's are really hopeless at recovery. I suggest a complete, and clean re-install-you have back-ups...right?? [Including re-partitioning and reformat, I also recommend securely wiping your hard-disk].
For the future, I would suggest three things:

1. Nlite: This program allows you to make a bootable re-master of your WIN XP install CD. At the same time, you can make it an unattended install CD. It works by asking you a series of questions [such as the CD-key] and many other things. You can also slim down the crap, so that it won't install things like "My Pictures". Try it out. I re-mastered my XP CD down to 150 Megabytes, so that it fits on a 3" [8cm] CD-R mini-disk.

2. Get, and learn to use Bart PE. This program creates a "Live-CD" of XP. It is bootable, and is a great rescue and recovery resource for WIN XP. For one thing, you are working in what Unix folk call a chrooted [change-rooted] environment, which is great for solving problems such as registry issues, virus problems, or whatever. This is because windows will not let you modify a file that is in use, or shared. When you work a file system based on CD and RAM, you can modify any file you like.
3. There are also Linux Live CD's like Knoppix, which can now read-write to NTFS file systems quite reliably. Because they are open source, there are no licencing issues with Linux rescue live CD's, and the learning curve is much easier than using Nlite or Bart PE.
Microsoft have a system called "Windows PE", but it's hard to get,[severe criteria for the licence, like being an OEM etc], it's VERY expensive, and not as good as NLite, Bart PE or a Knoppix-like Linux live CD.
Unless you REALLY have a REALLY GOOD reason to stick with Microsoft, I suggest a move to Linux. Distributions like Mandriva are very easy to use and install, but others, such as Slackware or Debian, require more effort to learn. So check out a Linux Live CD like Knoppix. You will be amazed how easy to use, and how secure it is.

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by dmiles In reply to Stupid Windows XP Pro!!!! ...

Boot system up
Push F8 as system is booting if you get startup
menu choices,select the last known good configuration option.
If that does not work,try booting computer using F8
Select option to boot in safe mode,using the command prompt use type system /restore

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