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Anonymous
September 10, 2005 6:40:17 PM

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Hi all.

Got an odd one. Windows XP Home, SP2 installed. Go to Start|Help and
Support, click and nothing happens. Someone invites me to RemoteAssist,
I accept and nothing happens.

Any ideas?

Thankies.

Simon.

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Anonymous
September 10, 2005 6:40:18 PM

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'Why doesn't Help and Support work? '
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Simon Hart wrote:

> Hi all.
>
> Got an odd one. Windows XP Home, SP2 installed. Go to Start|Help and
> Support, click and nothing happens. Someone invites me to RemoteAssist,
> I accept and nothing happens.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thankies.
>
> Simon.
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 6:40:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 14:40:17 +1200 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Simon Hart favored us with...

> Got an odd one. Windows XP Home, SP2 installed. Go to Start|Help and
> Support, click and nothing happens. Someone invites me to RemoteAssist,
> I accept and nothing happens.

From http://oakroadsystems.com/tech/winxptip.htm#HelpMissing, "Help
and Support is Missing":

Press Windows+R and type
helpctr -regserver
Reference: Usenet article posted 2005-02-25 by "Laxmi" and archived
at
> http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?selm=ACBA4889-583A-4C...

Alternative: download and apply this registry edit from Kelly's
Korner.
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/helpnsupport...

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?"
"My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."
"The waters? What waters? We're in the desert."
"I was misinformed."
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 6:40:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Simon,

For the Help and Support issue, here is a couple of options starting with a
DLL registration. (Proceed to next method if one fails to resolve the
problem):

Type in Start, Run dialog:

helpctr -regserver
regsvr32 itss
regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx
regsvr32 jscript

Fix Windows XP Help - from Doug's site:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/fix_windows_xp_help.ht...

In _nothing_ helps, try reinstalling HelpCenter:

Open %systemroot%\inf folder and locate the PCHealth.inf file (might show as
PCHealth in W.Explorer). Right-click the file and choose "Install". Insert
your XP CD when prompted. If you have a Service Pack installed, be sure to
point to the %Windir%\i386\ServicePackFiles folder, or your slipstreamed XP
CD (if available).

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Simon Hart" <trunkles@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
news:p IrUe.10290$iM2.943196@news.xtra.co.nz...
> Hi all.
>
> Got an odd one. Windows XP Home, SP2 installed. Go to Start|Help and
> Support, click and nothing happens. Someone invites me to RemoteAssist, I
> accept and nothing happens.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thankies.
>
> Simon.
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