I was trying to see what was causing a slow startup. Was in MSCONFIG in XP, doing selective startups. Somehow I lost almost everything on my system! System Restore was turned off during this as well, so I could not try to recover all my lost settings. Services all were disabled, and would not start. I messed with them until I got some of the services to start, under automatic. My computer looks similar to how it would if I was running it in Safe Mode now, but is not. I did try to restart Windows Normally, Last known good Configuration, nothing has helped. Now I was told to back up everything, to reformat my hard disc, which I have no clue as to what I need to do to do that.
Can anyone help me with recovering from my stupid screw ups? I really could use some guidance right now, and really appreciate it. I do not know if I can get into my email, but will try to do that or get back here, I stumbled online while trying to run a network diagnostic tool lol, as I have no settings or connections listed in Internet Options either, like I said...I have nothing showing, no devices show up, cannot get any computer information, says that the service to do that is not running...I just have a mess here. Thank you for any help. parrotplay