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Many Windows functions not working; no original CD


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wannabe_geek1

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Hi,

I have been trying to access several programs (all windows related-explorer, help & support, system restore) and keep getting the same error message that there has been a "problem" and the program needs to close. I probably deleted some file preventing these from opening; is there some generic file that could help me? Any help much appreciated, thanks.
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Without providing us with more specific details, at this stage I would recommend you first use 'Sytem Restore' to turn your system back to an earlier date which precedes the start of your problems.
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System restore was one of the programs that wouldn't work. I eventually got it to work by inserting someone else's windows xp cd (that I do not have the passcode for). Is there some way to copy all the registry files off the xp cd that I have so I can restore everything back to normal on the computer? What other details would you need?
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Do you have YOUR product key? It may be located on a sticker somewhere on the machine...usually the back.

Is the cd you have for the same version of XP that you have installed?

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Edited by wannabe1, 08 October 2006 - 12:12 PM.

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