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Wondering if anyone can help as I've made a big f-up. Trying to get rid of some spyware etc on my brother's computer I downloaded some software called KillBox. Anyway I have somehow managed to delete the wrong file from the machine - specifically Windows/system32/svchost. God only knows what I've done but the machine won't work right now. Boots up and gets to windows, but no start menu appears and I get an error message from the internet service provider. I've tried to put the file back by copying it to CD on my machine, but on the other computer I can't copy/paste or anything. Basically I just don't know what to do now and wonder if anyone can help, or am I screwed?

Cheers for any help,

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Boot into the Recovery Console by following these steps:
  • Insert the Windows CD and restart your computer. Follow your computer's prompts to boot from the CD. (You might need to adjust settings in the computer's BIOS to enable the option to boot from a CD.)
  • Follow the setup prompts to load the basic Windows startup files. At the Welcome To Setup screen press R to start the Recovery Console.
  • Enter the number of the Windows installation you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When prompted, type the Administrator password. If you're using the Recovery Console on a system running Windows XP Home Edition, this password is blank by default, so just press Enter.

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Man, I'm not up on this computer stuff, what do I put at this prompt?:


c.Enter the number of the Windows installation you want to access from the Recovery Console

Cheers again.......
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Hi Again

Click link below to go to Microsoft Knowledge base to follow instructions.

Link here
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This Link might also help you to understand what to do

link


lokk at how to repair install.

Edited by usetobe, 04 June 2005 - 12:03 PM.

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Thanks for your patience here - my knowledge is poor. I'm still not sure what number to type at the prompt, but when I get to the C:\windows prompt do I need to copy the file svchost from the cd to system32?

Help much appreciated, thanks again......
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There should only be one to choose .....1

Unless you have dual boot...ie two copies of windows installed.

Have you looked at the 2nd link i gave you, it shows you some screen shots to follow
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Sorry about this mate!

Got past the number - finally found out it's just 1!

Problem now is I've tried copying svchost from e drive but it won't let me - what other alternatives do I have ?

Cheers yet again......
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OK go here and follow out Geekstogo instructions. it should help

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Well, it's OK again. never realised how long it took to do the installation. Just wanted to say a massive thank you mate - your advice was very much needed and appreciated. I owe you a beer or several.....

Thanks again and cheers,

Pete.
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