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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 6:00:04 PM

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

I'm running XP Home on an HP laptop, which has worked beautifully for over
two years, and suddenly when I rebooted after uninstalling a couple of
programs (the right way), there is nothing. I can get into Safe Mode, but am
unable to restore (have gone back a month with no help) or restore to last
good configuration. My laptop did not come with a recovery disc for Windows.
HP wanted $300 and for me to send it to them so they could fix it. Help! I
work from home as a part time job and really need my laptop back......any
helpful hints would be greatly appreciated. I am posting this from work, but
can check from my husband's desktop computer for reponses. Thank you!
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:29:29 AM

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

One of Kelly's tweaks might do the trick - instructions at the top of page.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 117 – Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

or Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm




Christine wrote:
> I'm running XP Home on an HP laptop, which has worked beautifully for
> over two years, and suddenly when I rebooted after uninstalling a
> couple of programs (the right way), there is nothing. I can get into
> Safe Mode, but am unable to restore (have gone back a month with no
> help) or restore to last good configuration. My laptop did not come
> with a recovery disc for Windows. HP wanted $300 and for me to send
> it to them so they could fix it. Help! I work from home as a part
> time job and really need my laptop back......any helpful hints would
> be greatly appreciated. I am posting this from work, but can check
> from my husband's desktop computer for reponses. Thank you!
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:29:30 AM

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

Actually, I discovered the problem last night in reading some of the other
posts to this site. I had StopZilla installed, and in their last update,
they had blacklisted explorer.exe. All I had to do was stop the stopzilla
processes from running, and run explorer.exe, and my problem resolved. I
have since uninstalled Stopzilla and called them to discontinue their
service! What a pain in the neck.

I had tried Kelly's fixes, but since Stopzilla was still running, it didn't
work, Stopzilla immediately removed explorer.exe again. I just wish HP had
known about this......

"TaurArian [MVP]" wrote:

> One of Kelly's tweaks might do the trick - instructions at the top of page.
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> Line 117 – Restore Taskbar and Start Menu
>
> or Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
>
>
>
>
> Christine wrote:
> > I'm running XP Home on an HP laptop, which has worked beautifully for
> > over two years, and suddenly when I rebooted after uninstalling a
> > couple of programs (the right way), there is nothing. I can get into
> > Safe Mode, but am unable to restore (have gone back a month with no
> > help) or restore to last good configuration. My laptop did not come
> > with a recovery disc for Windows. HP wanted $300 and for me to send
> > it to them so they could fix it. Help! I work from home as a part
> > time job and really need my laptop back......any helpful hints would
> > be greatly appreciated. I am posting this from work, but can check
> > from my husband's desktop computer for reponses. Thank you!
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:29:31 AM

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

Thank you for the feed back, it may assist someone else.
Kaylene

"Christine" wrote:

> Actually, I discovered the problem last night in reading some of the other
> posts to this site. I had StopZilla installed, and in their last update,
> they had blacklisted explorer.exe. All I had to do was stop the stopzilla
> processes from running, and run explorer.exe, and my problem resolved. I
> have since uninstalled Stopzilla and called them to discontinue their
> service! What a pain in the neck.
>
> I had tried Kelly's fixes, but since Stopzilla was still running, it didn't
> work, Stopzilla immediately removed explorer.exe again. I just wish HP had
> known about this......
>
> "TaurArian [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > One of Kelly's tweaks might do the trick - instructions at the top of page.
> >
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> > Line 117 – Restore Taskbar and Start Menu
> >
> > or Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> >
> > Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Christine wrote:
> > > I'm running XP Home on an HP laptop, which has worked beautifully for
> > > over two years, and suddenly when I rebooted after uninstalling a
> > > couple of programs (the right way), there is nothing. I can get into
> > > Safe Mode, but am unable to restore (have gone back a month with no
> > > help) or restore to last good configuration. My laptop did not come
> > > with a recovery disc for Windows. HP wanted $300 and for me to send
> > > it to them so they could fix it. Help! I work from home as a part
> > > time job and really need my laptop back......any helpful hints would
> > > be greatly appreciated. I am posting this from work, but can check
> > > from my husband's desktop computer for reponses. Thank you!
> >
> >
!