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    Question Unable to open programs!

    Recently I've been having trouble trying to open up my cd/dvd writing software and my photo editing software. Both were installed on my system when i bought my pc and have been working fine until a few days ago. I downloaded software named "System Mechanic" and ran a system check using it, ever since then i have been getting messages saying certain parts of each program is missing and to re-install the application, only trouble is, I don't have the discs! Does anyone know of another way round this? Your help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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    recover the system mechanic backups
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    Thanks but how do I do that? I'm only a novice!

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    Anyone?

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    Hello orbiter.

    I don't have System Mechanic, is there an icon on the desktop?

    If so, right click on it and open Properties > Find Target.

    Look inside the contents of System Mechanic and see if there is a folder containing backups.

    Usually programs come with a 'ReadMe', the instructions to restore backups should be in it.
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    its been years since i had system mechanic installed.
    i think that you allowed system mechanic to just fix everything it thought to be corrupted or whatever

    i seem to remember that you could restore "fixed items" with system meachanic, there is a tool inside that program to make it, just cant give you specific instructions how to do it
    for more instructions i'd advise you to contact the programs support team
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    Thanks guys. Tried your suggestions but had no luck so i sent an e-mail to their technical support asking for help, I still haven't heard back, don't think i ever will! Any other suggestions? It's driving me cuckoo!

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    Thanks illukka but that must only apply to System Mechanic 6, i have System Mechanic 7 installed and it doesn't have the same set-up. I can't see a "Repair Tools menu" or the "Repair and Clean Registry link" so can't select "Backup or Restore the Registry from the drop-down list". I really appreciate your help!

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    this was available at the system mechanic support site
    http://iolo.com/customercare/kbartic...x?id=KBA-01815
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