>> Stay informed about: Help and Support Center no longer works
> Help and Support no longer opens when I click the link, neither does
> the shortcut to System Information. This happened after installing
> HPs update for the HS center (I have a Pavilion laptop and run XP
> Media Center 2005). Their support team has no solution. I have
> uninstalled og reinstalled the update in safe mode, tried System
> restore, made a new user profile to see if it works there, checked
> that all the files are present in Windows/pchealth/helpctr/binaries,
> tried reinstalling the helpctr.exe file, checked in System Management
> that Helpctr is set to Automatic and Running. Any ideas anyone?
Ouch. Try contacting the free support at HP and see what they say; it might
be a known issue. There are also MS articles in the MS Knowledge Base about
how to restore Help and Support; try searching for them on the MS site.