Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:45 AM
Computer is a eMachines XP Home Edition - T3092.
Okay, so for some reason last night, I disabled the 'Secondary Logon' service along with another service (RCP related, I'm pretty sure) and set them to 'manual' start - now my tool/taskbar won't come up along with a number of other things not working because of this; Microsoft Security Essentials tells me upon boot that a service has been stopped and gives me the option to start the service, but nothing ever happens after I click to start. I've tried to manage the services, (My Computer, Manage, Services) but there is no option to 'Start' the service (grayed out) and clicking 'Properties' on any service doesn't bring anything up.
I have tried booting into 'Safe Mode' as both a user and Administrator - each time it tells me that System Restore cannot help, and to reboot and try again. This is an old eMachines system with no boot disks either - no back-ups of any sort. I'm pretty sure that I've royally screwed the User profile/s - and can't seem to use my amateur skills to fix the issue this time....
Anybody able to help? I'm gonna call eMachines tomorrow and ask or a Recovery disk, but have tried that in the past and have had issues (can't find their specific eMachines serial number...blah, digressing...)