Sounds like you deleted something windows needs, or something a program you deleted made windows think it needs. Back up all files you want/need. Then try doing a regestry clean, there are numerous programs out there to do it (I have never done one myself), there is a list containging a few stickied at the top of this forum. If that doesn't work, then make sure you have backups (again
), insert the windows install disk, and reboot. Then go through all the windows installer boot up garbage, and when it asks you, tell it to "repair" windows. I would think this would replave whatever system component you may have killed. I suggest you have another computer with net acsess on hand if you run into problems (again I haven't done this, so I cant help you
). And look up info on it beforehand too, just to get a feel for it. If that doesn't sound like soemthign you want to do, then reformat, after backing up EVERTHING and ensuring you won't nedd the comp for about a day.