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Screen saver freezing

I deleted some programs trying to increase the memory on my hard drive, and i deleted some programs that i shouldnt have. everything works okay, but when the screen saver kicks in after 5 minutes, the computer freezes. i tried going into my computer display options and changing the screen saver/power options and it still freezes. i've already installed some updates from windows (i have windows xp) and it hasnt helped.

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Do you still have your xp install disc?

If so, there are two things you can do.

1: go to start menu and click 'run' and type "sfc /scannow" (no quotes and note the space after sfc)
This is windows System File Check. It will check your computer to make sure the original windows files are on your system. If it does find any problems it will ask you to insert you xp install disc.
You may have to run updates after.

2: Do an in place reinstall of xp. Here is a link explaining:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
read from under the first horizontal red line. READ VERY CAREFULLY.
after the in place reinstall you will have to download and install all updates and patches sp's, etc

Good luck


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  1. Boot normally and do a System Restore to a date before you deleted some programs
Or
  1. Select a different screensaver
Or
  1. Reboot and keep tapping on F8 to go to Safe Mode.
  2. Once in Safe Mode select "Last known good configuration" and press Enter.
Or
  1. Reboot and keep tapping on F8 to go to Safe Mode.
  2. Continue to Safe Mode and do a System Restore to a date before you deleted some programs

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