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I screwed up my computer

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Ok guys, so i probably deserved this one, but still....

basically i thought whats all the point of these extra files hanging around my c drive when before i didnt have any! So i deleted them all, not regarding that they were infact my boot.ini, ntdetect.com, ntldr etc etc etc. and lo and behold my computer decided it didnt want to reboot.

once i realised how stupid i had been i managed to fix it all and get back to windows, yay!

however now i have the problem that i cannot a) put my computer into standby mode via start, shutdown; the standby button is faded out. and b) everytime i shutdown my copmuter it gives me a sign saying "it is now safe for you to turn off your computer" . I havnt seen that sign in years since my old x486! I have been searching the internet for some time now and everything seems to reference the acpi settings, yet in power management i cannot find anything to do with this.

what shall i do!!!!!

ps system restore is a waste of time!
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post #2 of 6
Your going to have to run the Windows repair off the CD. Hopefully you still have it. If you cannot run repair from the cd,the you'll have to download the boot disks and run it from there.There will be a total of 6 floppy's you'll have to create.

There are a ton of vital files in there that you have deleted. If repair will not fix it.Make a back-up of your important files,emails and what not and reinstall windows.

I did the same thing way back when. I learned not to ever do that again. Hey the upside is a fresh HDD never hurt anyone=P

PS if those are the only two problems your having,concider yourself lucky
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post #3 of 6
The much easier way is just by going into Task Manager and deleting everything in the post "Computer"
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post #4 of 6
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no no, i have already done all that, and fixed it, its just that now i cannot shutdown the computer automatically. it just tells me that it is now safe to turn it off, when before, it would turn off the power itself.

surely there is just something i need to change in the boot.ini or download some other driver file that controls the acpi?
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post #5 of 6
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Anyone? If it helps, standby is also faded out and unselectable on the shutdown menu...
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post #6 of 6
Like I said before I did the exact same thing by deleteing system files. I would be able to use windows,but at some point things would get screwy. The only real solid solution I found was do a windows repair. If you have the windows CD then just pop it in and run the repair tools.

That way you know it's fixed and your not dealing with any quick/unsure fixes. Asa last resort if repair does not work. I would suggest backing up your important files/emails and such and formatting the hard drive with fresh OS. It might take a bit of time to do but it is solid fix.

Trust me,when first got my pc way back when I did a lot things like this while learning the inside of windows and such. I said oops alot=P
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