Running Windows xp pro, sp3. I can't even remember exactly what I was trying to accomplish, or how I got there but I sure caused a headache. I remember the setting was on windows 98' and drop down had windows ME, as well as windows 2000 Nt or whatever, under that as choices. For some dumb reason, I changed it from windows98, to windows 2000. Few seconds later, computer shut down then restarted, and now all my icons of installed programs are gone, and it is just like i've done a fresh install or something. Ststem restore in programs gone, just the basics now, and I have to try restart in safe mode to attempt to do restore. Tried 2 restores that said it worked, but computer still starts and loads like fresh install and no options like system restore etc., only accessories in all programs and address book only thing listed in there. If i could just get back to that setting that I changed, maybe I can put it back to windows98' and reverse this mess. As well when it restarted, it re-installed mouse, keyboard etc. None of my old programs come up when I click "all programs", but when I go to control panel, add/remove, and the list of currently installed programs comes up, all the programs not coming up now, are all still listed as installed. ? Anyone have any idea what/how I did that, so i can try going abck and changing it back to 98'??
Thanks in advance. Jimmy