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I don't know if it's possable but is there a program out there that would just erase everything except the OS or only erase things I've installed up tp a certian point that I could use from dos maybe erase things by date
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ok 3 questions

when I type in c:\>dir window\desktop\secrec~1 I get,

Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 3D2A-1907
Directory of C:\WINDOW\DESKTOP

Secrec~1 LNK 432 03-30-06 (time)
1 file(s) 432 Bytes
0 dir(s) 584.43 MB free



1. If I type in del window\desktop\secrec~1 or something like that will that delete the program?
2. Is there a way to uninstall the program?
3. Will either deleting or uninstalling the program undo the programs effect and give control of the c:\ drive back to me and allow me to use windows again?
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first rename the window folder to WINDOWS

type ren window WINDOWS

i have a feeling that might let you boot up...MIGHT
deleting the program WILL have no effect..it will just leave the lock behind...(i tried it...) this program is not an ACTIVE LOCKER...(one that actually continually does something to lock the folders...which is the type that you can uninstall to remove the lock)...this one just renames something and changes the attributes then forgets about it...if you uninstall the program....it won't help at all
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I'm afraid I suggested an incorrect command back in post #95...an easy mistake to make, but it sure wouldn't have gained us the information I was looking for... :whistling: Let's try it again with the correct folder name...

At C:\, type windows\sysbckup\dir /p

We're looking for files named something like rb001.cab, etc...
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wannabe1- nothing happened either with window or windows and the first word

dsenette - it wiuldn't let me change the name to windows apparently there is a file windows already originally window was the file "window~1 {21" that I renamed earlier. by the was I have a new screen to ask about. I realised that well duh the c:\ is a hidden directory so I reconfigured the Advanced CMOS Setup Boot Sequence to cd-rom, A:, C: after the realization that having it boot up C: first would trigger an error ( the registry/configuration error that was disallowing any cd-rom to run) and this screen came up (leaving out a few words here and there)

Caldera Dr Dos

Cache Size: 7670 kb (XMS)
Minimum cach size: 1024 km
Write-through drives: A B

Current Options:
/MLX
/BL=16
/LEND=ON
/DELAY=OFF
(there are some explinations after the /xxx above)

[DR-DOS]A:\>

Now I don't know if it means the bootable disk I made actually worked and by changing the startup sequence I was able to get it to boot or what but I figured I'd let you know. Any Ideas?
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jkmira....from the c: prompt (not booting to the floppy drive..just boot normally to the c: prompt that y ou've been stuck at) type
dir /a /p
then write down EVERYTHING you see and post that with your next reply
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when I type dir /a /p I get this


screen 1

suhdlog dat
bootlog prv
frunlog txt
detlog txt
dos <dir>
diskette <dir>
dev <dir>
bin <dir>
bootlog txt
msdos sys
recycled <dir>
command com
config sys

screen 2

autoexec bat
em bat
em sys
config old
autoexec old
config dos
autoexec dos
dblspace bin
scandisk log
msdos ---
setuplog txt
netlog txt
progra~1 <dir>
temp <dir>
drvspace bin
mydocu~1 <dir>
system 1st
io sys
wpwin60 <dir>
wpc20 <dir>
npdsplay dll
iph ph
ffastun0 ffx
asd log
ffastun ffo
msoffice <dir>
ffastun ffl
ffastun ffa

screen 3

mymusi~1 <dir>
mplaye~1 <dir>
lxkz51 <dir>
window~1 bmk
expert <dir>
window~1 <dir>
szsite ini
windows <dir>
detlog old
unzipped <dir>
restart ini
os249510 bin
simsph~1 <dir>
setupxlg txt
pc100ez <dir>
~r_login nid
conexant <dir>
winform <dir>
config 001
npds zip
npwmsdrm dll
npdrmv2 dll

screen 4

npdrmv2 zip
instal~1 <dir>
install log
ram35 exe
config pss
instal~3 <dir>
instal~4 <dir>
autoexec pss
extrac~1 <dir>
design~1 <dir>
musicr~1 <dir>
r35help txt
tempel~1 <dir>
pl~2 qan
window <dir>

window above formally
window~1 {21

48 file(s) 8,153,171 bytes

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type cd windows then do dir /a /p and do the same but only list anything showing up with the .{21
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the only thing that came up was this

. <dir>
.. <dir>
desktop <dir>
alluse~1 <dir>
shelli~1
recent <dir>
temp <dir>
sysbckup <dir>

I saw nothing with {21
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ok....from the windows directory type cd .. (include the periods as that will jump you back up a directoryr) now you should be at the c: prompt
type
cd window
dir /a /p
tell me what you see there

(trying to figure out which of those two folders is the real windows folder as in highlander....there can be only one.)
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I typed in cd window and there was 21 screens of filenames I didn't see any {21 files (except window which was window~1 {21 originally before it was renamed)
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ok at the c: prompt type

ren windows windold
then
ren window WINDOWS

now try to boot the pc
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I wanted to say thanks for all the help. I did some reading and research and was able to build a windows file buy copying the necessary files I needed to boot windows in a safe mode and than I accessed the program that was effecting the c:\ drive. and unlocked everything there by fixing the problem. The only thing that was really hard was finding all the files I needed in different directories and copying them so suficite to say I won't be needing anymore assistance on this problem thanks again
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Well Done!!! Hand this man a :whistling:

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:whistling:
Well Done

Edited by peterm, 10 April 2006 - 05:51 PM.

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