XP services

By Hueristic ·
I disabled a bunch of services which I've don't for many years and somehow my start menu is gone. What service controls this? Guess my memory is getting worse!

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WHERE did you delete from? That's rather important! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to XP services

Apart from your Start Menu - is your Desktop still intact? Do your icons still function? Can you invoke Windows Explorer via Task Manager?

Sorry, but without more info, I'm not really one for guessing games.

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more info

by Hueristic In reply to WHERE did you delete from ...

yes my desktop is still there and I can run from task manager. Also noticed "paste" is greyed out on right click and ctrl-v does not work either.

Explorer works fine.

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Paste is always greyed out

by jdclyde In reply to more info

until you copy something.

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Hush JD !! You're in the presence of an expert. <NT>

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Paste is always greyed ou ...
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Go away Troll

by Hueristic In reply to Hush JD !! You're in the ...

Just because you don't have a clue doesn't mean no-one else does.

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I'm a Peer - I'm a Troll - I'm a Peer - Do I get a mug for that? <NT>

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Go away Troll
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by Hueristic In reply to Paste is always greyed ou ...

true. only cannot copy cannot ctrl-c ctrl-v,

Actually I've managed to get the copy and cut to work now. just need to get the clipboard to store it now.

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try this....

by ---TK--- In reply to XP services

Ctrl+Shift+Esc.... File --> run --> explore.exe.

That should start explorer, and your start menue will show up.... as far as services... im not sure which one will do that... I would go to MSCONFIG from the run command and add it in in there or make sure its checked....

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actually its explorer.exe

by Hueristic In reply to try this....

and yes that works.

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Now that is what i would call Silly. , but you can do this to get it back..

Windows XP-Repair Install -2.

A Repair Install will replace the system files with the files on the XP CD used for the Repair Install. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied.
A Repair Install will replace files altered by adware and malware, but will not fix an adware, malware problem.

Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.
If you get a "Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD." message, if you continue, you will need to apply the SP 2 updates after the repair install completes, plus you will need to take the following steps to keep your system from being immediately infected with a virus.
1. If you connect directly to the internet without a router or hardware firewall, disconnect from the internet by physically removing the connections cable, removing a wireless card, or any other means of internet connection.
2. After the Repair install is completed, enable the XP firewall or install third party firewall software or router before connecting to the internet.
If you get the "Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD.". You should create a slipstreamed copy of your XP CD by using the software and step by steps supplied in the links below.
Slipstream XP:

A Repair Install is not foolproof and should not be considered the cure-all fix for non-boot situations.
The below procedure applies only if you can still boot into Windows.
To prevent loss of data and/or program settings, perform the following before the Repair Install.
Manually delete the Undo_guimode.txt file from the Windows\System32 folder before you perform any of the actions that are listed in the "Symptoms" section of this article. To do this in Windows XP, type the following command at a command prompt:
del /a /f %windir%\system32\undo_guimode.txt
1.From the Start menu, click Run.
2.In the Run dialog box, in the Open text box, type: cmd. Click OK.
3.Delete the undo_guimode.txt file. In the C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe dialog box, type: del /a /f c:\windows\system32\undo_guimode.txt. Press the ENTER key.

Very important!!
If you still have the ability to access the Windows XP installation, backup all important files not restorable from other sources before attempting any recovery console or other trouble shooting attempts.
Possible Fix by reconfiguring boot.ini using Recovery Console.
1.Boot with XP CD or 6 floppy boot disk set.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Type bootcfg.
4. This should fix any boot.ini errors causing setup not to see the XP OS
5. Try the repair install.

"Reboot, this time taking the immediate R option and if the CD letter is say K: give these commands

copy K:\i386\ntldr C
copy K:\i386\ntdetect.com C

(two other files needed - just in case)
1. Type: attrib -h -r -s C:\boot.ini del C:\boot.ini
2. Type: BootCfg /Rebuild

which will get rid of any damaged boot.ini, search the disk for systems and make a new one.
OR go here:

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this info is useful, please mark it helpful. Thanks

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