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Thanks, I'll give it a try. I have to be gone tonight so not sure how soon I'll know if it works or not but will let you know how it goes.
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Nothing is ever simple with this computer!!! It doesn't ever ask for the cd. What am I doing wrong?
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Probably nothing...If it doesn't ask for the cd, it hasn't found a discrepency in the files...

Go ahead and run the chkdsk /r /f
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I think I'm missing something here. I typed y(enter) but it didn't restart. So I restarted it myself - nothing.?
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Hmmmm...that's odd. I wonder if it has been set at one time to not scan the root drive.

Click Start, then Run, type cmd, and click "oK".

In the command window, type the following, pressing "Enter" after each one:
  • chkntfs /d ..... (This will reset autocheck options to default)
  • chkntfs /c C: ..... (This will allow checking drive C:)
  • chkdsk /f /r c: ..... (To manually run a full chkdsk operation)
  • Y ..... (To accept having it run on the next boot)
If the machine doesn't restart automatically, reboot. This check should take quite a long while. Be patient, let it finish.

Edited by wannabe1, 28 April 2006 - 06:48 PM.

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Now I get the message chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this to be checked next time sys. restarts. I hit yes, it says it will be checked next restart but it just starts up normally in a matter of seconds.
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Does the Registry Editor open? Click Start, then Run, type regedit, and click "Ok".
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yes, it does
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Expand (click +) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, scroll down to .exe, and click on it. In the right pane, What value is shown for (Default)? What is the value shown for Content Type?
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In the right pane it says default reg SZ exe. file and cont.type reg SZ application/x-misdownload
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(Default) = exe. file or (Default) = exefile ?

Content Type = application/x-misdownload or Content Type = application/x-msdownload ?

Edited by wannabe1, 29 April 2006 - 12:25 PM.

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O.K. I just got new contacts and I can't see very well!! It is ms not mis. And it is exefile. Sorry about that!
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Ok...those values are correct. You can collapse that key (click -).

Expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows NT, then CurrentVersion, and click on Winlogon.

In the right pane, scroll down to Shell. What is the value shown for Shell?
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Explorer.exe
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Let's try something before we really dig into the registry...there are a kazillion entries to check and this might save us the trouble. :whistling:

Click Start, then Run, type c:\windows\inf, and click "Ok".

In the resulting folder, locate the file sr.inf, right click on it, and choose "Install".

See if this will reinstall the System Restore applet.

Reboot and see if System Restore opens normally. If not, it's back to the registry... :blink:

That entry (Explorer.exe) was correct, BTW.

Edited by wannabe1, 29 April 2006 - 02:14 PM.

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