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I deleted some programs from my computer trying to increase my hard drive space, and i deleted something i shouldnt have. everything works fine, but when my screen saver kicks in, the computer freezes. i tried going into my computer display and changing the screensaver/power options, and the computer still froze.

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    Meesh Merritt Jan 18, 2009

    you are my new best friend!!! it worked!! thank you sooo much! you saved me 60 bucks to talk to microsoft, (not to mention the money i dont have for a new computer!) thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • Dana Balaky
    Dana Balaky May 11, 2010

    Can you explain more ,?? and what is your problem ?



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You can Change it to point to another one from the registry
just go to the following registry key.


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Try going to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools> Restore and do a restore to the day before you closer to when you deleted the files and that should clear you up. if that doesn't Work come back here and I'll see what else you can do to get it fixed. Mike

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