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systray, iexplorer etc doesn't work


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Hi

My pc crashed not so long ago. I repaired WinXp, but I think it messed up some files. I am having problem with certain things like:

1) Can't see the start-menu or the system tray. Task manager doesn't show systray. I can't either start it manually

2) Inernet explorer closes down immediatly after I try to open it. I can only use Mozilla not Netscape.

3) Can't install some softwares

4) Can't paste sometimes. I can't even drag files to other maps

5) I can't change account. Only my administrator account works

etc

I tried to use system restore but I get this message when I try to start it:

[Translation] System Restore can't protect the computer. You have restart and try to start system restore again.
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Did you repair it this way

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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