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Ext User(bluegayle)
04-06-2007, 07:23 PM
Have lost my start/programs/acc/system tools like defrag etc. I don't know
what I have done but would like them back.
Have original disk but do not understand how to do repair as I need to
"slipstream".

Can I just uninstall all my updates then reinstall windows? Is there a way
to relocate the missing files?

Need all the help I can get in simple instructions please.
Thanks

Ext User(Rey Santos)
04-06-2007, 08:43 PM
Expand everything on Start All pr ogramsand look around for them. You could
have drag and dropped the whole list somewhere else. Even the Desktop or a
folder somewhere. Perhaps they were accidentally deleted so look at the
garbage bin.

If no luck you can locate the programs and make new shortcuts on a new
folder to recreate them, defrag.exe is located in windows/system32 folder. I
doubt that the programs are missing, just the shortcuts to them have been
moved somewhere.


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"bluegayle" wrote:

> Have lost my start/programs/acc/system tools like defrag etc. I don't know
> what I have done but would like them back.
> Have original disk but do not understand how to do repair as I need to
> "slipstream".
>
> Can I just uninstall all my updates then reinstall windows? Is there a way
> to relocate the missing files?
>
> Need all the help I can get in simple instructions please.
> Thanks

Ext User(Ramesh, MS-MVP)
05-06-2007, 03:53 PM
A repair installation may not be needed. See:

The Accessories program group is not displayed on the All Programs menu in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=891893

Restore missing shorcuts to the Accessories group:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/accessories.htm

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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"bluegayle" <bluegayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BAB549EE-DBC6-466F-BB84-668B44F19B8A@microsoft.com...
Have lost my start/programs/acc/system tools like defrag etc. I don't know
what I have done but would like them back.
Have original disk but do not understand how to do repair as I need to
"slipstream".

Can I just uninstall all my updates then reinstall windows? Is there a way
to relocate the missing files?

Need all the help I can get in simple instructions please.
Thanks

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