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Q: Self-caused computer glitch with svchost.exe ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Self-caused computer glitch with svchost.exe
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: skahaggus-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 31 Jul 2006 02:01 PDT
Expires: 30 Aug 2006 02:01 PDT
Question ID: 751039
OK, don't ask why, but I don't have the "svchost.exe" files where they
belong on my computer anymore (Windows XP Home). Now I can't use the
Start Menu, and everything's REALLY slow. I've still got the files on
my computer, but I can't move any files at all now; I can't drag &
drop, cut & paste, nothing. I downloaded an executable to fix the
problem from another computer, but my computer won't recognize any
device I plug into it. (I'm in China and don't have access to a CD
burner.) HELP! I tried copying the files to where they belong through
MS-DOS, but it didn't work. (But I might have done it incorrectly.)
How can I fix this??? I've got the files on my hard drive, I just
can't move them to where they belong!

Clarification of Question by skahaggus-ga on 31 Jul 2006 02:15 PDT
One more bit of information: I did try System Restore, and it told me
"System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart
your computer, and then run System Restore again." It's the same in
normal mode and safe mode whether I log in as an administrator or use
my username. (I've only got one username on my system.)

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 31 Jul 2006 02:27 PDT
do you have an original copy of the WINDOWS XP CD?

If so try a repair install. DO NOT do a recovery, skip that part and
go directly to the set up and then when you can see REPAIR try that
option, it should reinstall the critical system files.

Let me know if that works.


Clarification of Question by skahaggus-ga on 31 Jul 2006 03:06 PDT
I got it! I don't have a Windows XP CD, though. Since I had the files
already on my computer, I made a zip file for each one and then
extracted them to the directories that they needed to be at; that was
essentially the same thing as copying and pasting. It took a little
doing, but now it's up and running! Thanks, though! I expect what you
said would work, but I don't have access to a Windows XP CD, at least
not a standard one in English.  :)  I appreciate it!
Subject: Re: Self-caused computer glitch with svchost.exe
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 31 Jul 2006 16:06 PDT
Make sure you do NOT lose this backup.
If I was you I'd obtain a backup CD asap.

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