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Can't access most icons on my start menu

I am running windows XP on a compaq desk top

I click start then I click MY COMPUTER but a blank screen comes up ,also my
run icon does not work it tells me that it cannot create a shortcut here, when I click
RUN , and my windows media wont play anything music or video .

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  • preto86 Feb 08, 2009

    some how my restore points have been blanked or i don't have any the little calender is clear nothing no dates .

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Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore
Revert your system to the last time everything worked right for you.
It'll restart you computer and hopefully have everything back to normal.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • Dalynn Turner Feb 08, 2009

    Do you have another account you can use to verify it's not the account corrupted?

  • Dalynn Turner Feb 08, 2009

    See if you can do this via http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=30444...

    To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:


    1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
    2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
    3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
    4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
    5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
    6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.

    Have you tried safe mode with networking?

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