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Windows ME Explorer.exe not found


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civiccrazy

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I am tryin to fix a friends computer with Windows ME on it. All I can get out of it is when it goes to start up it says Explorer.exe didn't load and i have to reinstall windows. I do not have a ME disk so what else could i possibly do? I do have a windows 2000 disk but idk if that will work or not?
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You may not need an installation disk. In ME the cabinet files are usually in windows/options/install and you need a win98 or ME boot floppy to extract the correct file from the right .cab file. I can't tell you off the top what cabinet file explorer.exe is in. I suggest that you run scandisk and scanreg before you extract the file, then reboot the machine. Scanreg may correct the error, if not then extract the file. Scandisk will correct any faulty sectors on the hard drive.

Edited by Tyger, 17 April 2008 - 08:05 PM.

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Windows ME: explorer.exe is in "Win_16.cab"
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Th ecomputer wont even boot up. I turn it on and it acts like its going to then that stuff pops up. How would I run scandsk or scanreg? I pushed f8 to try to start up in another mode but it still wont
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Well you need that boot floppy that I mentioned. You can go to

www.allbootdisks.com

using any computer that has a floppy drive and download a boot floppy.
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