Total crash of MS XP

  Amalric I 11:31 17 Oct 2005

I tahink this problem was caused by a program downloaded to repair register after missing dll file reported.
A dll file used in graphic accelleration went missing and was reported so on startup. I downloaded and ran a program from the Internet to repair this. Shortly afterward, The system started displaying a non-albhabetic character set in all text. After restart this persisted. Presumably the registry has been damaged But I do no know how to restore a backed up registry.
In tahe amiddle of all this a message came up demanding that I validate Windows which as far as I remember has already been done. However, I tried to do so via the Internet but there was no connection. The phone number to call to do it that way is missing from the message.

  Hamish 11:38 17 Oct 2005

Is it possible to do a system restore

  SANTOS7 11:50 17 Oct 2005

You could try, restart pressing F8 and boot to last known good configuration..

  Amalric I 12:36 17 Oct 2005

The problem was resolved by a total reinstallation of XPm Many,many thanks to those who responded quickly and accurately, as usual.

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