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heard's a wierd problem when i reinstalled my new XP, i've recently found out that the F1 button does not bring up a help window. I get a message saying windows could not find "helpctr.exe", what's that all about and how can i fix that?
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Check, if the file exist:
%Windir%\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpCtr.exe
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nah man that's the problem, it doesnt exist
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try going to This Microsoft Support pageand trying there solution. You might not be able to find that file because it might be a hidden system file and your pc isn't configured to show hidden system files.

hope this helps.
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do this as well

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:
    :filefind
    *HelpCtr.exe*
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
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