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My laptop was taking ages to start up. I ran msconfig and accidently disabled all in the services tab instead of the startup tab. :wall:

Restarted, but all the services have now gone, so am unable to re-enable them. This has left it non functioning for most things. No restore points where available, and I do not have the recovery disc for the laptop. Is there anyway to correct this error?

:(

Found the list of items removed in Administrative tools / Component services

But they all prompt me with "service is unavailable"

How to reactivate them?

*Edit*

:D

Slow process of select each 1, check it`s use, then properties, changed startup from disabled to automatic.

This has my laptop back to normal. Though I do not know if I did the right thing here. :wacko:

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Wow, that is actually quite a simply mistake to make, but sounds like a right old job to get back.

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Go download ccleaner then on tools menu on left you will have window on right with uninstall and startup. You should be able to enable programs again that are listed in msconfig that way by enable.

You can also review http://www.blackviper.com/ who covers services and what each do in windows XP or Vista.

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Go download ccleaner then on tools menu on left you will have window on right with uninstall and startup. You should be able to enable programs again that are listed in msconfig that way by enable.

I have Ccleaner, but have not explored it, did not know of that option, cheers. :thumbsup:

But, when you disable anything in the services tab, for me here, they are also removed from the list, leaving no way to re enable them after a restart.

You can also review http://www.blackviper.com/ who covers services and what each do in windows XP or Vista.

Thnx for link, this is more to the case. Should be aware of what these services actually are.

Last point, ensure your system restore points are in order.

:)

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Did you check if Windows created a restore point at all?

Can be this was done right after installation.

Not sure about this but I find there are more restore points than I've created so it's worth a check.

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You can also review http://www.blackviper.com/ who covers services and what each do in windows XP or Vista.

Thnx for link, this is more to the case. Should be aware of what these services actually are.

Last point, ensure your system restore points are in order.

:)

Yes, Black Viper is the man. I remember visiting his site years ago trying to learn about which services were unnecessary in order to squeeze the last bit of performance out of my P3 700MHz for GR

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