no desktop, no start icon, no taskbar, just wall paper
Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:54 PM
Posted 23 May 2009 - 05:56 PM
Hope they get it soon.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:06 PM
i got what might be a dumb question. i am working with a desktop that was purchased the same day as the problem laptop. both had windows xp with sp2. is explorer.exe for the laptop different from explorer.exe on my desktop? could i just copy the desktop version to the flash drive and copy in onto the laptop? or are they different versions?
Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:13 PM
Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:37 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:06 PM
just tried to reboot to see if it would work. not a thing different.
tried to run it from task manger off flash drive got the "can not find" message.
tried to run from task manager off c:\windows. got the "can not find" message.
downloaded the zip file from above post and unziped it, copied to flash drive overwriting the one i copied from desktop.
tried to run (a-z):\explorer.exe. got message "explorer.exe" not expected.
dir cmd comfirmed it was on flash drive.
copied this one to c:\windows overwriting the one i had put there from desktop and dir cmd comfirmed explorer.exe was there.
tried to run from cmd prompt got explorer.exe not expected. run from task manager from flash drive got "can not find" message
run from task manager from c:\windows got "can not find" message
again dir cmd confirmed it was in both places.
tried a regular boot again. no change.
oh i did find there was an explorer.scf file also. do not know that that is significant.
Edited by kenbarber, 28 May 2009 - 12:09 PM.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 04:27 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:14 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:23 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:24 PM
Now you will need to tell your computer you now have the files on your PC. We do this is the registry (type regedit in the Run box on the start menu) by navigating to:
You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called:
It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to:
Simply double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.
Now restart your computer and try scannow sfc again!
Do you have a Windows CD?
Also download the right file on line #195 here: http://www.kellys-ko...m/xp_tweaks.htm
Save that file with the extension .vbs
Then copy it to your usb drive, and run it.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:30 PM
should i though put the xp home edition version of explorer on before i try regedit? of
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