I recently cleared out some files using a registry cleaner, which I've used many times over the past year or so, but must have hit the wrong button this time. Before I realized it, I also deleted the Recycle Bin, so here I sit. This happened once before and I found a solution fairly fast but my trial and errors from various help sites have not restored the H & S. Here are a few other things missing: I can see the desktop, but the icons are locked and lined up on the left side (I know how to unlock them normally)
I can click on icon and open most things,
If I try to use dial-up it tells me to install a modem (device mgr says no problem---I use an external modem for Linux),
Most of SERVICES listed in Start/Run/Services.msc are labeled "stopped" and won't start,
System Restore won't work,
I had a Ghost Backup but can't get that to function as it has previously,
Registry backup won't cooperate,
After searching for my last "correction" for this problem in vain, I have done the initial round of "googling" :
In Windows/inf/pchealth then click on Install, it tells me the "dataspec.xml" file is missing and to use SP2 disk.
This file does not exist on the CD I have of SP2 (genuine Windows CD), many help sites say that it isn't on the disk.
I have tried suggestions from forum.tweakxp.com/forum/Topic creating a fix.bat file,
Tried an alternative using help.bat with similar commands,
Created commands in Notepad which INCLUDE "start /w helpsvc /svchost netsvcs /regserver /install",
Looked in %Systemroot% \ServicePackFiles\i386 for missing files,
and I am going to bed...anyone have a suggestion? Thank God I have Linux, neither have let me down yet!
Edited by MikRose, 03 May 2007 - 12:43 AM.