I've got a pc running xp pro sp2. On starting Word, which had been running fine for 3 or 4 years, it asked me to register the copy and after choosing to register on-line, it told me the I had an invalid code and made Word read only. After trying a few things (running antivirus and anti spyware programmes - which found nothing) I went to the services in the computer management console and found all but 3 items were disabled (including the antivirus). I restarted a few relevant services though a few could not be restarted due to errors, but when I re booted the pc later they were disabled again. One of the services running was the remote access serice and this was set with a password and could not be stopped, paused or disabled though I did manage to make it available to the administrator - but that just seemed to grey out the password. Any ideas anyone?
Interesting that your XP can start well with out all those services. tell me, is the themes service disabled, tell me also, is your bar at the bottom in classic style theme or in the modern XP blue theme etc.
Thanks for the tips Andy, I won't be able to get back to that pc until next Wednesday at the earliest (5th) so I'll get back with a proper response then. Thanks again and if anyone else has any ideas ... ? J
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