Add-Remove Programs and then Windows Setup...or whatever the tab is called for adding Windows Components for ME. Once there, you should see the Accessories box. If there is a checkmark in it, uncheck it then reboot the computer. Go back now, and this time put a checkmark in it so windows will install them all over again, and reboot the computer again. If the box is checked but is only gray rather than black, it means that only some of the components are installed so double click it to see what else you can check to install the rest of them. Let us know....
Some of the installed programs are probably still there, such as Notepad and Wordpad, but have somehow disappeared from the Program Files list, and you can do a search for those programs, then drag them with the right mouse button to the Programs File folder (choose Create Shortcut Here as the menu choice when you let go of the button)....but that won't put them back into the correct area of Accessories if that folder isn't already in place.
In the programs files the "accessories tools list" is missing and also my notepad. I'm a newbie and don't know how I did it but how do I replace them? I have WindowsME email email@example.com.