ok so far.. the games are back, but not word pad,paint etc..
I did first get the games to go on by add and remove components finally when everything else was unchecked.
it ask me for disk and then it put all games back on.
so what is weird is I also have checked the accessories box for calculator,word, paint etc.. but for some reason they are not re installing. even though it is selected. so then i go back to add and remove and uncheck games(since they are loaded now) and only leave accessories checked.. hoping this will ask for disk and I can load them again or try to.
however at this point the operation takes place and removes all the games. and now again the games are missing. I keep repeating the steps... same thing happens. p.s. however the little sysocc fix above did allow me to see word pad which previously was not showing up on the accessories list. now if i can only figure out how to add these back to the accessories in the start, programs,accessories area.( since add and remove windows components is not working) the files are showing up visible and says it is a total of 3.2 mb for accessories
what is really weird is that also I was able to search for word and paint and found the applications. I then right clicked on them and sent them to desktop. so i am currently able to use those 2 programs in this work around way. but no others turn up in search, such as calculator or others.. If I search for paint and word again and right click them, should I send them to programs? to get them somewhere other than just my desktop as icon?
thanks for all the help
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