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#31
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id you check this post and see if applies to you

http://www.geekstogo...ate-t74896.html
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Grandpa, sounds to me like it's time to backup all your data then do a Clean Install which includes formatting your XP boot drive during the install process.

This is a somewhat painful process, I know as I just went through it twice this past week on my main computer. It does have some advantages though.
  • Windows Updates will work again
  • Gives you a clean XP system, no accumulated junk
  • Allows you to install only the programs you are now using
The main disadvantage is you will have to install SP2 if your XP CD is at the SP1 level, then install all Windows Updates. This usually takes me about 8 hours from start to finish.

How to do a Clean Install - Michael Stevens Tech
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Hi

Thanks to all who tried to help.

Reinstalled Win and all working fine.

Cheers

Grandpa
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Glad you got it fixed, sorry we couldn't help you resolve the problem without a format and reinstall though :)
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Hi Guys,

I suspect that what may have caused the problem was a version of ccleaner, although I can't be sure.

Cheers

Grandpa
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I sure hope not! I use, and recommend CCleaner all the time.
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I sure hope not! I use, and recommend CCleaner all the time.

as do I...for several years now without incident ...
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Hi Guys,

It may well have not been CCleaner, as Im still using it, and all seems OK.

Cheers

Grandpa
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