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I hate to say this, but it's blank. The two arrows and home are at the top but that is it. Nothing!
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Download the attached file and extract it to the desktop. Right click the extracted file and choose "Copy". Navaigate to C:Windows\System 32 and "Paste" the file into the System 32 folder. If prompted to overwrite or replace the file, choose Yes.

See if Control Panel will open.

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Same screen. Blank
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Then do the same with this file.

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Still blank.
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Again with this file, only this time...as soon as you have pasted the file to the folder, double click on it and see if User Accounts opens.

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still no
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I'd give just about anything for an XP cd about now.... :whistling:

Do you know anyone with an XP cd you might borrow for a bit?
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I'm off work today but I'll see if I can find anyone. I have to leave for awhile anyway so I'll let you know when I get back if I had any luck. Thanks!
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I'm just running out of tricks to throw at this....with the cd, we'll be done...up and running in less than an hour. :whistling:
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No luck. Maybe I should just buy a new computer:)
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Wouldn't it make a little more sense to buy an XP cd than spend a grand on a new machine? :whistling:
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Actually, right now I can't afford either. Guess I'll have to hope my son comes up with the disk next weekend.
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I came up with an E-machine System Recovery CD - Windows XP- will I lose all my files if I install this?
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Let's see if we can use it another way. I think it will want you to use it for a complete recovery if you just "run it".

Click Start then Run...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour). When it's finished, click Start then Run...type chkdsk /r /f (Again...note the spaces) and reboot when prompted (type Y and press Enter). This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.

Let me know if these fail to start from "Run"...we can try them from cammand prompt.

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