Deleted wrong file

March 25, 2009 at 11:04:04
Specs: Windows XP
I deleted the wrong file and now I can not log onto my computer and I dont have my Win Xp disk any more HELP. I was trying to delete old files and some how I put the wrong one in the recycle bin and now when I try to log on to my profile it says that a file has been deleted to validate windows licenses PLEASE Any one help I am supposed to have my internet turned at home tomorrow and can not do it without a working computer

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March 25, 2009 at 11:14:20
If you have not emptied your Recycle Bin, then just go and restore the file from there.


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March 25, 2009 at 11:34:46
If you have a Microsoft XP install CD, do a 'Repair' install. That will refresh the Operating System files and leave your files intact. You will however lose all the windows updates.

How to do a 'Repair' install

If you have an OEM system like Dell, Compaq, etc, you will have to check your manual to find out if there is a 'repair' option.

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March 25, 2009 at 12:29:52
Since you can't logon, I have to assume you have no other accounts on this pc [something you should consider changing] and you don't have a xp cd.. your access is pretty limited.

Here are some possible tacts;

Logon under safe mode. [most likely get same error]

At a friends house buy/download file recovery software and put it on a bootable device [cdrom] then recover your deleted files to the correct location(s).

Borrow a xp cd of the same type [home vs pro] and do a repair install. Sounds like you would need to go thru the registration process again.

Borrow a friends laptop to get your intenet installed in the meantime.

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March 25, 2009 at 15:14:06
See if you can boot into safe mode. If you can & you didn't empty the recycle bin, just restore the file, then boot back into normal mode.

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