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Ironically enough the computer that is down has a cable modem. But the one I'm using now is dial up and it took my parents until now to get their first computer so no cable meden here. I just moved here and haven't gotten an internet connection for my pc yet so this is all I have to work with
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So I need whatever it is I'm downloading in order to fix my problem
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yup.....and i've got a complete plan that SHOULD work first try
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any updates?
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Mind if I ask a question or 2
at the c: prompt when you type dir/p what do you get listed ?
Wannabe1 asked is windows listed? not what is listed in the windows directory
Yes or No

Edited by peterm, 03 April 2006 - 05:17 AM.

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hey peterm...i do have a plan here and i'm helping with a few steps in PM at the moment (a little slow going to get the groundwork layed)...i've done some testing on my own on this software and i cannot in any way modify the file names correctly through dos...the files get hidden then the name of the file or folder get's changed to fileorfoldername.{clsid of control panel} so far the only tool that i've found to rename this correctly is explorerxp from an older compilation of the UBCD4WIN....if you've got some quicker ideas on fixing this let us know cuz we're having a slight issue getting the iso to be a bootable image once burned..
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i take that back..i can indeed change the attributes and the file name through dos....jkmira...we may have another way around this..post here instead of pm when you come back online
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Should be able to change jus about anything in dos
Don't forget we are talking 98 still dos based!
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right....i just didn't have the commands right (been a while since i've done file management in dos)


what we'll need to do is when you get to the C: prompt i'll want you to type dir then write down EVERYTHING YOU SEE...

then we'll type dir /A and write down everything that is different from the other DIR...

the things that are different should end in .{long seemingly random..but the same number}...

then we'll do
attrib -R -H <filenameending in .{long number}> for each of the folders that end in that number

then we'll do

ren <foldername that ends in the number> <folder name without the number>

and then we should be able to get in...we may have to do alot of this as it may need to be done file by file...as i don't know if this command extends out to the subfolders and files...
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ok be back in a bit
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when I typed dir and dir/a the screen were the same although I couldn't see what was above the first filename if there was anything there I don't know if it only showed me the last screen page of the lists because on the bottem of the dir it says 41 file(s) 29 dir(s) and on dir/a it says 48file(s) 30 dir(s) so their may be more
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let's try this
at the prompt
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attrib -R -H <space>

now after you get that -H in there... press the tab key... when you press tab a filename should show up after the -h ...press tab till you see a folder that ends in .{bunch of numbers} when you see that folder there...press enter...that will make those files/folders unhidden...and writable...do that till you get to the end of the set of files that will show up by using the TAB key (don't know if it actually stops at the last letter of the alphabet..or if it starts over...so basically look for repeats to know if you're done...)

then we'll do the same thing with the ren command

you would type

ren <tab key till you see a file or folder ending in .{long number}> <filename without the .{number} ending>
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I tried it and after the space and tab nothing showed up. just a blank space. if I hit enter after that all it says
Not resetting system file C:\detlog.txt
Not resetting system file C:\msdos.sys
Not resetting system file C:\dblspace.bin
Not resetting system file C:\drvspace.bin
Not resetting system file C:\io.sys

maybe I did it wrong?
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no...you didn't...let me test again and make sure i've got my steps right here...
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ok...type dir /a /p and write down the names of anything showing up with .{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} at the end of it (or a similar looking number..(the /a switch for DIR will show you ALL files..even hidden ones...and the /p switch will limit the output to a screen at a time allowing you to press a button to move to the next screen...)
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