I accidently deleted some windows components....like monitoring & management tools & the pre-installed internet games.....like internet backgammon & such....also system restore no longer works it says it cannot restore my computer , even though the restore points are there. Is there any way to fix my mistake without having to have the WinXP Home CD?
What you do is to go fro Start to Run and into the Open box, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. The space before scannow is important. That invokes the System File Checker which runs through looking for missing or corrupt files and replaces them This might involve looking on your XP CD to expand fresh copies so have that handy or borrow one if you don't have your own. The process may take some time so have the coffee on - it's no fun watching it.