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Running Windows XP - Services have disappeared, system restore has disappeared Other than reloading XP..Any Ideas?

So far have tried everything I know and this one's got me stumped!

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Open it in safe mode than restore windows .so it works as usually

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Could be a driver update issue. My kodak easyshare software regularly causes me grief when it updates itself. Have now removed it and use windows scanner/camera tool instead. Less glamourous, but less stressful !

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SOURCE: Start Menu Picture Disappeared Suddenly

Turn the Welcome screen on or off It sounds as if you accidentally turned off the welcome screen. Here's how to turn that function on and off:

To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.

  1. Open shortcutcold.gifUser Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box. A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.
    • To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box. The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.
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SOURCE: cannot install fax services in xp. running xp

I've lost count of how many hours I spent looking for a solution to reinstall my fax services. Fax was working without a hitch on my XP - SP2, until a windows update about 3 months ago. I'm obviously only one of about a million people looking for help fixing their fax issue. Some of the "solutions" scared the **** out of me, I don't like messing "behind the scenes" of my puter .... and none of those things worked. I finally found A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER that worked for [i][u]ME[/u][/i] and am posting it in case it might help someone else.

1. Click on the Windows Start Menu.

2. Click Run.

3. Type esentutl /p %windir%securitydatabasesecedit.sdb in the Open
box, and click OK.

You should now be able to install fax services through the Control Panel Add/Remove Windows Components.

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SOURCE: I am running Windows XP Sp3 and System Restore

If the safe mode doesn't work, try to restore your system using a third-party system restore software. I use it to remove virus, blue screen, and etc. It works good for me.

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