well, if anything was done in the registry (like running hijackthis but NOT checking to make sure it was okay to delete, or regcleaner), then go into dos safe and type scanreg /restore <enter>
keep choosing a date if it says failed (note, while doing this remove ALL additional peripherals!!). If this doesn't work, you can always revert the registry settings back to its first boot. just type:
ren system.dat system.123
attrib system.1st -r -a -s -h
copy system.1st system.dat
these are in the c:\ root directory, I believe
then restart the system and see if that'll work.
just to let you know, if you DID delete any system files (I hightly doubt that!) this wont fix it.
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