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See if you can open regedt32 the same way you opened regedit

can you remind me where to find regedt32 ???
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C:\Windows\system32\regedt32.exe
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See if you can open regedt32 the same way you opened regedit

can you remind me where to find regedt32 ???

i found regedt32.exe but paint wont open it.... :whistling:
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Just out of curiosity, mspaint.exe is in the system32 folder, too. Will it open with paint?
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Just out of curiosity, mspaint.exe is in the system32 folder, too. Will it open with paint?

yes it do's open...
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Can you use the run command to start a command session?

Start, Run, type cmd and click "Ok".

Or navigate to C:\Windows\system32 and see if you can open cmd.exe

Does a command window open?
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Can you use the run command to start a command session?

Start, Run, type cmd and click "Ok".

Or navigate to C:\Windows\system32 and see if you can open cmd.exe

Does a command window open?

start,run cmd doesnt work.....but navigate to system 32 cmd.exe and a command window opens...... :whistling:
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Oooohhhh...stay right there.

Let me try a couple things on my xp machine....
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Type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press "Enter".

Does System Restore open?
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Type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press "Enter".

Does System Restore open?

it does .....so im trying to restore but i can only restore to a date in bold which is only a few days ago,so i try to get the last month up to see if there are any bold dates there but i am still waiting for it to revert to the previous month i am only getting the option of the 16th,19th,20th of december
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Is the earliest one before the problem started?
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Is the earliest one before the problem started?

no.... the problem happened about 2 weeks ago
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Is the earliest one before the problem started?

no.... the problem happened about 2 weeks ago

why wont it let me go back 1 month?
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At the prompt, type sfc /scannow and press "Enter". A small dialog with a progress meter should open and begin checking files. This will take a while and you may be asked for your xp installation cd, so have it handy.

Let me know when this completes.
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At the prompt, type sfc /scannow and press "Enter". A small dialog with a progress meter should open and begin checking files. This will take a while and you may be asked for your xp installation cd, so have it handy.

Let me know when this completes.

ok so i have done that....i am now left with the wecome to microsoft windows xp installation page...................what next???????????
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