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Problem with diplay

When i start my i e that is opened but not display anything. also when i start my users account there is no any file i thing some system file is missing. so i want ur help

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Okay, to check and replace missing system files, follow these directions. Make sure you have the ORIGINAL operating system cd (XP ?) in the CDrom Drive:

Start > Run > cmd (ok)

This will open a Command Shell (black window), and in this you type:

sfc /scannow

Here is mroe on the command from MS:

and another pretty good page on its use:


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