Windows XP a Goner? First Aid for your Windows PC

Desktop And Start Menu

The desktop has been wiped clean and lost all its icons. Like classic Windows, the Start button is on the bottom left on the desktop, but is actually labeled "GO". A no-frills Start menu opens with the usual options.

Desktop (click to enlarge)

Start Menu

The items in the Start menu are created automatically by PE Builder. The entries and where they appear are governed by the plug-ins' XML files.

Example file for adding WinRAR to the Start menu

  • agisvel
  • vladtepes
    Many times booting from xp cd , choosing the repair R option and using chkdsk /r solves the problem
  • number13
    there is program called winconsole.exe, make a bootable disk from your XP install disk that does all the necessary thing that you need a boot disk to do, great for saving data when you can't get the repair disk to do what you need
  • System (XP SP3 Home Edition) repeatedly failed while trying to boot (blue screen momentarily displayed then it would loop and try to reboot again; I captured blue screen with a camera but it didn't help). Tried to boot from MS XP Home Edition SP2 install disk (note earlier SP version) and was able to go into repair section. Most options didn't work ... but ran CHKDSK and found one or more errors which evidently repaired them. I ran CHKDSK a second time and there were no detected errors. Rebooted the PC and it worked! Thanks!