Windows xp won't load after system restore.

  erniemilk 11:33 04 Jan 11
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I have windows xp, I did a system restore to get rid of some old programes, as I thought it might speed up computer. I then did another system restore to go back further. Now when I put password in to logon I get Explorer.exe telling me unable to locate component wininet .dll. It suggests to reinstall, but I don't know what to do. If I click on ok on this message it goes to blue screen.
I have tried F8 on start up, but start up screen has 'select first boot device' over it.
I would be grateful for any advice.

  northumbria61 11:51 04 Jan 11

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  Sea Urchin 13:02 04 Jan 11

System Restore doesn't "get rid" of old programs - you need to use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel to do that (XP) or Programs and Features on Vista/W7

  Sea Urchin 13:05 04 Jan 11

See No 9 on this list

click here

  woodchip 13:34 04 Jan 11

Restore does not remove programs. main thing it does is restores the registry. You may be able to rerun a newer Restore point if you can get to safe mode

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