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i do appreciate all of your help though. you've been a great help.
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quick quiz
Do you know if your operating system is an OEM (like Dell, Acer etc)
or a retail install
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i honestly have no idea. How do i find that out?
Did you copy those files to a boot disc?-What files do u mean ?
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Put the backup cd in the drive and change to the cd driveand at the prompt
type command.com enter

or

You said you may have backed up the registry to my documents. How did you back it up
1) Do you log on as an administrator
2) Do you log on with your name
3) Don't know.

To change to where you think the file is
c:>cd documents and settings\(the name the computer logs on as) Enter
Example
cd documents and settings\administrator
or
cd documents and settings\pandammonia

Edited by peterm, 02 January 2007 - 05:11 PM.

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I tried the command.com with backup cd in and invalid file name or path message again.
I log on with my name, so will try this option. Am looking into just going out and buying another windows disk at the moment, and using repair from that.
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