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Old 01-23-2004, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The other day I was messing around in the msconfig settings in XP. Well upon boot up, the OS reloaded, and all the drivers were wiped. I can install any hardware, I can't access the net (there is no LAN settings), I can't even read some word doc correctly. This is proving to be a big inconvience. Is there any hope beyond reformatting the HD, and reinstalling the OS? Mabye some utilities or tools mabye?

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Old 01-23-2004, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, do you have system restore enabled? You can roll back to a different day before the settings changed. Ultimatly, if you can't do this, repairing the installation might be an option.


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Yeah, I tried that. That was wiped also. I didn't record the last date.
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If the system does not have the restore on then - you can try to clean boot the system using the msconfig from safe mode (go for the selective startup and uncheck the items and restart the system - check them one by one to know what exactly the problem is)
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Yeah or you can try to repair your OS with the instalation disc that workssom times
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Old 01-25-2004, 03:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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did you set it back to normal startup from selective startup? look at the picture attached:
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