Weird Computer Issue
Just now my brother called me who lives in the cities and told me that last night when he was trying to uninstall Knight Online the uninstaller froze up. So, he pressed Ctrl+Alt+Delete and terminated the program. His screen went black, his computer "blanked out", and when his computer came back everything on his desktop was gone. In the Start Menu, there is nothing there except for a folder called, "Start Menu." It is empty. There is no accessories. Nothing. When he goes to "Local Disk C:/" he can see everything though and launch everything from there. But, when he goes to Documents and Settings and such, everything is wiped out. Since his start menu is gone, he cannot access System Restore. It seems like all his system files got wiped out from his Documents and Settings, Desktop and Program folders.
However, when he tried booting up his computer this morning he got the error: "Invalid boot .INE/Windows" (that's what he said it was). Then, it turned on as normal.
Does anybody know how to fix this? Or at least access system restore using the command prompt or not using the start menu. He is using Windows XP Home Edition.