Look!

I need my updates!
Why is this happening!

try this, type or copy paste this into the run command

hcp://system/updatectr/updatecenter.htm

It says help and support is not running but it is

yeah i also keep getting crap about local security policy which is wierd as im running xp home ?

ill try and run SFC, then maybe a repair install, i think something screwed up my windows dir (i now have a windows and a winnt dir????)

We look forward to your HJT log if the repair doesn't work.

aha, SFC sort of fixed it + repair install totally fixed it.

It would appear that something changed my environment variables/registry to say that i was windows 2000 datacenter server.

i confirmed that as doing about under a ms app like solitare said that i was running NT5.0 (windoes 2000) instead of 5.1 (xp) - i tried checking the system box in control panel but that just crashed my pc

everything seems to be worrking fine now after repair install