My windows xp computer is nonresponsive. How can I fix it?

I uninstalled a program today and since I did that programs won't start. The internet explorer starts but then stops. I can get online.Is this a virus or is windows damaged?

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Might be coincidence

Certainly, use a program like Malware Bytes to check for malware if there's any question about that.

You don't mention what type of program you 86ed and if its all programs or a just a certain type of program like browsers. You might try reinstalling it to see if that fixes the problem. Also if it was just a coincidence that it started misbehaving around the same time, try a system restore to a restore point before the problem developed. If that doesn't work and you have an XP install disc, you can try a repair install. That just replaces windows system files that may have been damaged. Google repair install for Windows XP specifically and find a Microsoft KB article on the subject for more information on how its done.

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An error occurred when I was uninstalling. I found it when I looked up events.I may need to reinstall windows xp.Thanks for your comments. They were helpful. I am unable to run any program when I click on it. I have tried to restore it but it is always incomplete. I am not sure why.i might try reinstalling the program that seemed to cause the problem.It was suppose to be a text editor.

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Restore the program

In your case you need to restore your program to the date in which it will completely done ,don't stop until you got the program restored complete because this is the only way for you to solve your problem or else you need to reformat your OS if you know how to do that.

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More ways to gain control again

Hmm, don't reinstall a program that you aren't certain of, a text editor should not have caused any problem anyway.
Don't pay too much attention to event logs unless its just a sea of red from that point on, a few errors is pretty normal.
If you're not exactly sure of the program's source and veracity I might try a malware boot disc like Kaspersky Rescue CD. That way your system is inert and can't do anything to block access or proper function.

I often run across systems that won't complete system restore for one reason or another. The fix for that is to make a UBCD4Win boot CD (requires an XP install disc). Lots of info on their site on how to put one together. One of the utility programs on that CD (in the registry section) can be used to replace the 5 "registry" files with those from any restore point presented. It never fails and it has rescued many a system for me. In fact, it takes far longer for the boot CD to boot than it does to fix the system to an earlier restore point. Only a repair install will work though if there are missing or damaged system files. 90% of the time I find its just the registry settings in error though and your problem does sound like a settings error if its not one or more viruses.

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