Well, A couple days ago I upgraded my computer, new cpu (Amd +3700) New mobo (Asus a8n5x) and new video card (radeon x850xt) And it's been working fine for a few days but not today.
Theres a bunch of "Dead icons" on my desktop, anything with a .exe or .lnk wont open, it keeps asking for a program to open it.
I noticed that the processes list in Windows Task Manager has only around 20 things loading, far less then usual. I guess what im asking is, How do I get my computer to re-load it's default processes when I cant get into msconfig or system restore? Thnx
US Army PFC
15th December 2004
You might have to reinstall windows, or maybe reformat your drive.
Yea I thought of that but, I really don't want to. I just reformated a month ago, took me days to put everything back on.
I would die without GF
15th March 2006
Try Start > Run > msconfig and make sure Normal Startup is selected.
Cant do that, it says cant open file "msconfig.exe" :(
Fix Yourself Broken
5th May 2006
sound like someone was messing around with your win32 folder. another possibility is that your computer flipped out and went berserk on your permissions and indexes. sadly the only way to restore things might be to roll back to a previous restore point or reinstall windows.