Network Connections folder empty

Dell Dell inspiron e1405 single core not...
May 17, 2010 at 08:46:59
Specs: Windows XP Media center edition
Hello all,
The problem started when I tried to run disk defragmenter and got a message sayig that the chkdsk is scheduled to run so defragmenter cannot work. I restarted the comp and ran chkdsk, with "automatically fix file system errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" options checked. It found a bunch of error and fixed it, or so I thought. When the computer restarted I was unable to connect to the internet. I found that the network connections folder was empty. Read up on the subject online and found that I may need to start my remote procedure call service. I attempted to do this and got the message: "could not start RPC on local comp, Error 5 access denied." I also found that I'm missing many driver, including audio and video, inablity to start media player, inability to minimize anything (It just disappears!) If anyone has experienced similar problems, please help.

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May 17, 2010 at 09:00:40
chkdsk corrects disk errors by turning the portions of files that are marked as orphaned, crosslinked or corrupt into files. It appears your file system corruption was substancial.

I would suggest you proceed straight to doing a repair install of xp. This will keep your data/apps intact but refresh the system. You will need to do all of your updates and service packs again since you are at install defaults.

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May 30, 2010 at 08:08:44
Your recommendation worked perfectly! Thanks a lot.

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