Hello All, I have an old HP Pavilion dv4000 running Windows XP Home Edition version 2002.
I use it at work just to access Alldata.com for the car dervice manuals online
In my attempts to make it faster, I have been deleting stuff here and there and last week, I deleted what I believe was called "Quick Launch Buttons" and since, have been unable to start any programs. Everything is there, I can see all my documents and believe it or not, the computer is faster then ever starting because nothing will run. If I browse to "Program Files/Internet Explorer/Iexplore.exe, it runs for half a second and disappears. Nothing "runs". But everything is still there.
I do not believe I have any viruses or infections of any kind. I believe I created this problem by deleting the wrong thing in the "Add-Remove Programs" I didn't manually delete anything. I just removed the wrong program and now made the computer fast but unable to launch anything. I can open "My Documents" and browse anything there and browse the whole computer. I just can't launch anything.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thank you