At first my computer was fine. I was making a powerpoint and installed some random googled \"Avi - MPEG\" converters which I believe is my downfall. I needed to use the programs, and afterwards decided to sleep knowing tommorow I should uninstall them. The next day I logged on, had a lil browse of the net, watch some vids, chat with people. Suddenly my computer was going, at a stage where it would freeze for literally 5 minutes or so. Randomly an installer for Microsoft Office 2007 ran, even after clicking cancel it would begin installing again.
Then I remembered I wanted to uninstall the programs. Before I could navigate far enough to uninstall, it would keep freezing and explorer.exe not responding. I also tried a system restore, but again it was going so slow. Instead I decided to turn off and leave it for an hour or so.
When I came back, I turn on the power button and the first windows screen with a scroll green bar comes up. Then I get a blue screen error message. I have to just click the power button again so that the computer will turn off. Whenever I pressed the power button, a black screen saying that it didnt shut down properly last time, and if I wanted to go into safe mode or whatever came up. Whichever one i chose, aftewards the blue screen error would come up again before I reached the log-on screen; like this:
I ran the Windows XP CD (chkdsk i think or something like that) and pressed f12 and ran the Fixboot thing. That took about 3 hours to complete and afterwards when my PC restarted everything looked normal. I got to the log-on screen, logged in and the programs were working, so was the internet. However, the in Start -> All Programs, now everything was missing.
I decided to system restore, back a few days or so. AFter that completed, I logged on to my account to find an error message saying Microsoft Office was corrupted and to put the XP CD back in and restart and then it should repair itself. When I did that, it took about 7 hours for the repair to finish -doing 5/5 different steps-.
Restarted and relogged onto my account and the Start -> All Programs list was empty again (bar 2 folders, also empty).
I went about getting back the accessories folder by getting a friend to send me theirs, and that seems to work properly now.
Only problem is im still missing all the shortcuts/folders to my programs and other possibly important things in the All Programs Menu.
Is there any way I can get these back/ Would I need to get some of them back because they are important things?
As right now this is what my start menu looks like:
Im missing alot of pre-installed programs on my Start Menu, such as PowerDVD, Sonic DLA etc.
Theres no shortcut to the programs in Program Files.
Also, im missing the "Games" folder. In Program Files I can see the .exes, but when i try and run them it says they cant run, so try and close some programs or edit them in Add/Remove Programs (which I dont know how to do)
Edited by Vincent P, 08 October 2008 - 02:23 PM.