Help-I have broken my computer

  ianeon 19:41 12 Mar 2004

I run winxp - I have been "playing" - I have broken it - everytime I try to open a programme I get the message "windows cannot open this file" etc. etc.shortcuts don't work,sfc doesn't, I can't open anything from "explorer"- consequently I cannot restore to an earlier point or repair the errors. Before I make things worse by fiddling, could someone point me in the right direction of a return to sanity - Thank you - Ian

  BIG ben strikes 10 19:47 12 Mar 2004

1)shouldn't of broke your computer
2)try deleting the shortcut and make a new one
3)have you deleted the programme your trying to use but you still have the shortcut?

i dunno im not sure i can help u mate.but good luck

  Indigo 1 19:47 12 Mar 2004

Try to boot into safe mode (click F8 while booting) then run System Restore.

  ianeon 20:31 12 Mar 2004

Thank you for that advice - it worked well - Ian

  gudgulf 20:34 12 Mar 2004

Alternatively try booting to the advanced startup menu (f8 or if this just brings up a boot menu f5)

From there select last known good configuration

  gudgulf 20:35 12 Mar 2004

oops---too late

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