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Cant access to hel menu when i m pressing the F1 key

My helpctr.exe is missing so i cant access F1 hepl menu sir i tried it fully but now it is shownin the "Help And Support" service is not running & for that i go to the services.msc but there is no "Help And Support" service so what can i do

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  • WHEN I PRESS F1 KEY FOR HELP MENU THIS ERROR IS DISPLAYED & ABOUT THE RECOVERY I DONT WANT TO LOSE OF MY SOFT COLL. OF 600GB

  • I dont start the recovery



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If you are using XP, and you have no entry for Help & Support in the services.msc, you can download a file that will restore the registry entries. Click here or here.
This can be caused by the use of registry cleaners. If you have been using one, please see this article.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Posted on May 20, 2009

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    efs_perpends May 25, 2009

    Did you ever try to do the registry repair? Any luck?

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When did the issue start? Have you tried running the Windows system recovery tool?

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