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task manager disabled start menu /desktop has dissapeared

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#1 mickyboy


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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:07 PM

hi all yesterday was downloading files and was very low on disk space.

all of a sudden microsoft privacy screen popped up and proceeded to scan pc,but then got message pc out of memory.

today on boot up the microsoft privacy screen loads and starts to scan pc, untill out of memory message appears, i cannot terminate the programe i get task manager disasabled by administrator messaGE.

i cannot run safe mode,start menu has dissapeared (win xp home sp2) no icons on desktop.

so i do not see how i can resolve this ,i downloaded a task manager fix ,but cannot get my pc to find my a drive to run the programe.

i could of course reistall win xp but i have about 20 gig of files i wish to save.

thank you


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Posted 17 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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