I'm working to setup am old DELL DIM 2400 with XP home to replace another machine of mine that recently lost its motherboard. This Dell machine belonged to a family member of friend of mine who is not all that into machines. The machine had a number of bad actors in it when I got it and I have methodically gone and eliminated the junk and the bad actors.
When I got it cleaned up, I went ahead and loaded the programs that I use. But then I started to discover missing some key items. without them I can not setup things like the static IP address change the DNS etc. Some I have been able to get back like the sound volume control. But for others I have no clue as to how to go about it handling.
The original disks are not available. And maybe I wasted my time trying to salvage the machine's XP Home OS and its Office 2003 system. Below is a list of the services that I know are not present.
The machine is a P4, 2.8Ghz with 1.25 gig of ram. It's XP HOME SP3 with my Eset Nod32 AV and Outpost Firewall nw installed. HJT, CCleaner, Spybot installed. Its main drive is a WD80 ATA and I would be putting additional ATA drives in it as well as a faster network card. Btw it will end up just being used as an email, browser and word processing machine, etc. Nothing real fancy.
So what is the right approach to handle this situation? Can I salvage the existing machine with its OS? or do I need to just wipe it entirely and install a new version of XP Pro?
thanks for looking at this help request. I have more details but this post seemed to be getting a bit long. So I'm stopping here.
Missing services details:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service -BITS
Media Center Reciever Service
Network Connections -netman
Portable Media Serial # service
System Event Notifier
Windows management Instrument Driver Extension
additional services that seem out of the norm
Windows Presentation Foundation
Web Card Space
TCP/IP NetBios Helper
Edited by Sam177, 01 November 2013 - 10:26 PM.