Hi everyone I need help in rebooting my desktop computer running windows XP OS, just before the trouble began I had just used control panel to remove several programs. Then I rebooted the computer, when it came back up; my desktop icons were grayed out and unrecognizable to the computer. Clicking on them only brought up a message stating that some ink files were not found and were needed. Then I did a dumb thing, I used a restore disk trying to replace the files, when I should have just used f8 at startup to access my safe mode menu. Well anyway, now I’m stuck because my desktop only displays a black screen and the courser blinks in the upper left hand corner. And if I assess safe mode using f8 at startup I get this message “the system is not fully installed please run setup again”. I have photos and other files that I don’t want to loose, please tell me that there is a way to save my files.