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serious probs with accessing programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jrlfcx, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. jrlfcx

    jrlfcx Flightless Bird

    yesterday i did a system restore, and since it was done i cannot access a
    multitude of programs or applications on my PC. i cannot get into most of my
    control panel, cannot open programs without being asked what file i need to
    open it with, i cannot open help to find out if i can resolve the problem,
    it's a nightmare!!!
    can anyone please please help..........
     
  2. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Can you open System Restore and choose to undo the restoration ?
    If not, try booting to Safe Mode with Command Prompt and run the below
    command to open System Restore - How to start the System Restore tool by
    using the safe mode option with the Command prompt in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

    " To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

    1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the
    initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
    2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt
    option.
    3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow
    keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and
    then press ENTER.
    4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has
    administrator credentials.
    5. At the command prompt, type
    %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    and then press ENTER.
    6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your
    computer to a functional state. "


    And, why did you use a restore point ?


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    jrlfcx wrote:
    > yesterday i did a system restore, and since it was done i cannot access a
    > multitude of programs or applications on my PC. i cannot get into most of my
    > control panel, cannot open programs without being asked what file i need to
    > open it with, i cannot open help to find out if i can resolve the problem,
    > it's a nightmare!!!
    > can anyone please please help..........
     

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