EmilyPam...Don't remember ever working with such a stubborn machine..
Try this REPAIR
to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's...if not available, try the following...
Try the recovery Console...
Insert the Windows XP CD in the CD drive, and then restart your computer.
Note: When you receive the following message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD: Press any key to boot from CD
When you receive the Welcome to Setup message, press R to start the Recovery Console. Note: Multiple options will appear on the screen...Select the Windows XP installation in question. Note: You must select a number before you press ENTER, or the computer will restart. Typically, only the 1: C:\Windows selection is available.
If you are prompted to type an administrator password, do so. If you do not know the administrator password, press ENTER. (Typically, the password is blank.)
At the command prompt, type cd $ntservicepackuninstall$\spuninst
, and then press ENTER. Note: After you complete this step, you cannot stop the removal process.
At the command prompt, type batch spuninst.txt
, and then press ENTER. Note: The Spuninstal.txt file appears. As the file scrolls down, you will see errors and files being copied. This is normal behavior.
After Windows XP SP2 is removed, type exit
, and then press ENTER.
Restart your computer in Safe Mode. To do this, press F8 as the computer restarts.Note After you restart, the system may lock up with a black screen. (Your mouse will work.) In this case, restart again by turning the computer off and then back on. The second restart will let you to log on.
When your computer restarts, if Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) does not run, and the Windows icons and the Start button are unavailable. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Press "CTRL+ALT+DEL" to start Task Manager.
Click "File", and then click "New Task" (Run...).
In the Open box, type regedit
, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs
On the right side of the viewing pane, right-click "ObjectName", click "Modify", type LocalSystem
in the Value data box, and then click "OK".
Restart your computer
Edited by wannabe1, 20 September 2005 - 12:32 PM.