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I was removing some programs from my computer and accidentally removed some that I needed. I can use my recovery disc (Recover XP with service pack 1) because I removed the program that plays DVDs. How do I fix this without taking to a repairperson?

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Hi,

Please tell me the programs that you accidentally removed, and I will try to give you some links to free software that will accomplish the same thing. You really don't need to go through a system recovery for what you want to do.

For example, Windows Media Player (WMP) will play almost all DVDs. If you click on the WMP icon from the START > ALL PROGRAMS list, the DVD you have inserted into the drive should be recognized and you should be able to double-click on it for it to play.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,

Lee

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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I suggest you try using SYSTEM RESTORE first

start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore.

select restore to an earlier time (or similar) then select the date you want to restore to. Select a date/time PRIOR to when you deleted the program you want.

This may restore your system. it does not restore data or files that were deleted though..

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