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Can not Start XP all the way


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Let's try it from Safe Mode. Try just Safe "Mode first". If it won't boot to Safe Mode, boot to "Safe Mode with command prompt only"

Then type explorer.exe and press "Enter"

If Windows Explorer opens without hanging, check the registry as I suggested for Shell The value needs to be explorer.exe
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ok I restarted and got to the windows explorer but I can not find the folder C:\windows\system32 :whistling:
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Expand (click +) My Computer, then Local Disk C:, then Windows, and click on System32. It's got to be there or we wouldn't be able to do half the things we've done... :whistling: .
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I notice that as long as I do no hit send error report or don't send button on the windows explorer error window I can kinda do things without a problem :whistling:
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no it is not there, I have alot of folders but not that one, I have a system folder even a twain_32 folder whatever that is but no system32...
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I found a sytem32 folder under C:\I386 would that be the one I need?
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Nope...that's an install folder.

Click on Tools on the toolbar and choose Folder Options. Under the "View" tab, tick the box next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"...Apply the change. Is it there now?
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Already had it to show hidden files and folders but clicked on it all again and no it is still not there
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I am thinking target practice with this laptop
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I'm a weapons instructor...I'll join you! :whistling:

In the Windows Folder, is there a folder named Service Pack Files?

Edited by wannabe1, 28 April 2006 - 10:21 PM.

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Yes there is a ServicePackFiles folder
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under it is i386 and under that is lang
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Nevermind...I couldn't get what I wanted doing it that way...

What I'm not understanding is that the commands we're using are running applications in the System32 folder... :whistling:

Bring up Task Manager and type cmd in the box, click "Ok".

At the prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press "Enter". Does this open System Restore?
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that brought a box:

C:\Windows\system32\cmd.com

Then another box:

16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

C:\Windows\system32\cmd.com
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction,
CS:0000 IP:bd85 OP:fo 37 05 0a 02 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Then 2 buttons to choose from
Close or Ignore
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C:\Windows\system32\cmd.com

This is your problem if I can get to the registry to fix it... :whistling: It should be cmd.exe not cmd.com. All of the apps are like that so we need to change the Shell value in the registry.

At the prompt, type regedt32.exe and press "Enter".
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