XP Pro Extended services blank

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I have an XP Pro PC, Application will not start, Services MMC Extended view is blank, no printers, cannot cut and paste, cannot do much of anything. Control panel > Admin Tools > Services I get and empty tab for extended services. It appears that all of the standard services are present (none started) however, & I can not start any of them.

Due to the services issue I currently have no copy and paste functions on that machine and the cd/dvd drives are not accessible. No printers

I have no programs being listed on my taskbar, yet I can still use [Alt]+[Tab]

I found info on regististering DLLs to fix it:

regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll

and bunch more, all registered fine, no change to the PC

Start->Run. Type "sfc /scannow" did nothing

Tried Windows Script 5.6 install --Failed to install got a COM install error

IE did not work, download IE7 and it will run

Dell suggested a reinstall from the Dell disk, but that would wipe out my HD, I can't do that, 100s of GB of data, a fresh install over windows won't work, the version on the PC is newer and it won't let me


Tomorrow morning I will be at the PC and can give more info.

Please, Anyone?



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just an update,

I put the drive in another PC copied the entire drive to another HD

Did a restore back to original config and rebuilding all the programs.

Kinda a pain but had to do something



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Was too fast writing a success note here, i'll reinstall instead...

Edited by hakare

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