i have a hp media center pc model m1160n running win xp sp3, ie7. i'm unsure exactly when it started but i first lost my system restore service, then my defrag service, then my internet games ( hearts, spades, etc.) and now my system info will not work.
What can be done to fix this and where do i start.
fyi; the restore srvice says that it is not started error 5. however it is still making restore points although i can not acess them or the restore service. i use 3rd party revo uninstaller and it will create restore points although it says that the service failed. i have found restore points in registry but cannot access them. when i try to reinstall with sr.inf only the sr.sys file will load the other files (srclient,etc. will not load so the install fails)
internet games error "reinstall games or restart your computer" but the games are greyed out in components install.
defrag window will open but nothing works.
msconfig.sys nothing at all happens
it has been ongoing now for a while and has reached a point where it is annoying to say the least.
please, please help