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I noticed the last few times I've booted up that it was lagging between the sign in and the desktop, and now after i tried to delete google desktop(dont even know why I d/l'ed it) it told me it had to finish installing (it would never fully install for some reason) and it restarted itself, now the desktop and taskbar wont load.

I've used Ctrl+Alt+Del to open explorer.exe but it just pops upand dissapears instantly..

I can obiously use programs, but i cant move files or get to half of my programs that are on the taskbar, including system recovery, which i wouldve done ( go back to a point and fully restore ALL files) but now cant.

I'd use my XP disc to repair XP... but can't locate the disc..



ANY help would be great!
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Welcome! :whistling:

You can launch System Restore by typing the following under Task Manager's File | New Task
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

If that doesn't work, is this only for your profile, or does it do the same for every profile?

Edited by Pi rules, 11 June 2007 - 02:05 PM.

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Yeah it's for all of em. I tried a retoration to an earlier time before, what im trying to get to is system recovery from a earlier time, its the same but it replaces every single file, like a format back to that day. But since my program list is on the taskbar i cant get to it.

Normally it gives me the option to restore or recover (the format like one) but using rstrui.exe only lets me restore and when i do that its still the same..

If I cant get this to work i dunno, cuz i cant re install xp MC without the disc.
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Do you know the name of the Recovery program?
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HP System Recovery
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I've found a few different things on the Internet, but try running the following:
C:\hp\recovery\splash.exe
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It just says it isnt a folder and that i should check if all my connections are in..

C:\hp exists theres just no recovery folder
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Do you know somebody with an XP Media Center CD?

Meanwhile, do you know the exact location and name of the shortcut? I was able to launch a shortcut without explorer.exe running with cmd.exe.

Edit - you can order replacement Recovery CDs here.

Edited by Pi rules, 12 June 2007 - 02:38 PM.

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Well I fixed it!

What I did was immediately after turning the pc on i hit F11 a few times and it jumped right to the recovery program i wanted.
I reformatted and now it's working (and now everything updates for windows correctly as well)
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Good to hear! :whistling:
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