services disabled in xp

July 24, 2011 at 10:21:41
Specs: Windows XP
I had a systems crash. When I rebooted many functions do not work. I can not run my printer and Copy and Move commands in My Computer no longer work. There are many others that are now disabled. I ran MSCONFIG and it shows that almost all the services are Diabled. How can I make my printer and the Copy and Move commands work again?

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#1
July 24, 2011 at 21:56:08
Either go back to a good restore point, or do a system repair.
Make sure you back up your important stuff, including emails & address book.

I have had good results using this way or in Safe Mode, different to Last Known Good Configuration in Safe Mode.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...
http://bertk.mvps.org/index.html
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode...

Repair
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/X...
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/inde...
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_...


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#2
July 25, 2011 at 14:58:42
Thanks for the suggestions to go back to an earlier restore point, but I really don't want to do this as I have 2 major data bases that I have continued to add to in the last 3 weeks since the problems first occurred and I really don't want to lose all that new data. Unfortunately I have not found any way to back up my data with the current problems as I can't move or copy any files.

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#3
July 25, 2011 at 17:25:59
"Unfortunately I have not found any way to back up my data with the current problems as I can't move or copy any files"
Take the drive out & slave it to another comp, then save all your important stuff including your emails & address book.

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#4
July 25, 2011 at 18:55:28
Johnw--You might have a germ of an idea there. The only other computer I have is a Netbook with only USB input. But I have an External USB hard drive. If I remove the current hard drive in that unit and replace it with the hard drive in my faulty desk top computer, I should then be able to transfer all my files to the netbook, hopefully with out transferring whatever made my desk top computer crash (I have run two anti-virus checkers that both report a clean computer) Then take the hard drive out of the External unit and put it back into my desk top, reformat it and reload windows XP as a fresh installation. Does all this sound like something that might work?

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#5
July 25, 2011 at 19:32:04
Well first, there may be a way to restart all of those services you know. Try this, it will be long, but you may be able to completely recover your system:
1. Click Start, Run, and enter in "services.msc".
2. A window appears with a bunch of items listed, maximize it.
3. Now you will need to find services in the list that are disabled, and use your logic to decide if they are needed. For example, the "Help and Support" service should probably be set to "Automatic".
4. When you find one that you think should be enabled, double-click it, and under "Startup Type", select "Automatic". You will need to restart the PC each time, or after applying and closing the window, click "Start the service" on the left side of the window.
5. Repeat for all of the services that are disabled.

Hope this helps!

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#6
July 25, 2011 at 20:00:07
Antman, try RMT2's way, my thinking was to save your stuff & then, play around.

"Does all this sound like something that might work?"
Should do.

"(I have run two anti-virus checkers that both report a clean computer)"
Dos'nt mean you are not infected, something altered your settings.


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#7
July 25, 2011 at 21:13:13
Help and Support service currently says Automatic. Exactly which service controls the Move and Copy commands in My Computer?

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