I had installed Advanced WindowsCare V2 to try it out . I only ran a couple of the tests to start. I then found that I could not switch users using 'Win L' shortcut. It would just bring up a log in screen saying computer locked by user.
I decided to remove it, I did a restore of deleted items first and then re-booted.
The grief now starts :-(
I cannot access pictures or graphics in IE or Avant. Any window is just links. Firefox works ok. Turning off Firewall does not make any difference. Temporary Internet Files and cookies deleted.
System restore would not work.
Windows update will not run as clicking on the buttons to search for updates do not work.
Windows update does not work from Firefox, it does not recognise the browser!!!!
I have run sfc, re-installed IE6 and also have done a system repair. re-installed XPSP2, Java, Flash and Shockwave.
Apologies again, I didn't realise that was what you meant by repair. It looks like a complete format and new installation unless somebody comes up with a better solution. You should get Acronis True Image9, that would have solved your problem.
Yep as above True Image would have been the answer. But you don't have it so all you can do is try to fix it or a clean install. If you have a XP CD not Restore disc you could try a Repair with that but even that's no guarantee it will solve it