So...using msconfig, I enabled diagnostic startup to do some work...once finished, i disabled the feature, yet, while my old processes will boot, proving it is not stuck in a pure diagnostic mode, many of the normal startup features are still disabled.
example:the xp UI is reverted to windows classic
example:some windows features are unusable
example:many of my programs are not listed on the start menu
there are more issues but i dont want 2 take screens of em
keep in mind, i am a highly advanced computer user, and have tried almost everything in my knowledge.nothing seems to work. So it would be appreciated if you could list multiple methods if you know them.
Stuff i have tried:
the obvious (taking out of diagnostic
booting in safe mode and trying to revert
sys restore(ALL my restore points have vanished
more that i cant remember sorry
ANY help would be greatly appreciated
also, im aware of the fact that i can just transfer some programs and reinstall xp after a reformat, but i would like to try other options