when i started my PC the taskbar and the start menu did not appear. i tried to go into system restore but through the control panel but it gave me a message saying" system restore cannot fix your problem. please restart your pc and try system restore again". I did but i still got the same message. I have also noticed that some other progs are not working, User Accounts screen, Search or Help, also when i try to uninstall some progs i get a message saying that the RPC Server is not running. there are several other parts not working either. I dont want to do a full new XP install, as that is what i did yesterday after this happened the first time. After the new install everything was working fine until i restarted the after installing a prog. I have always had this prog on my pc and it has always been fine so i dont think it has anything to do with this problem. any ideas anyone ive tried Safe mode to get to system restore but i still get the same result, so i need some help PLEASE.