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they did tell me that it was on its way to the store. i do not know what that means in days.
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Time is not a hindrance, so we could wait for a couple more days.
Hope they get it soon. :)
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i was notified that i can come tomorrow for my flash drive and will go get it if it is indeed there.

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?
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Yes in MOST cases. "Most" meaning around 90-99% or so chance that it'll work, again it might not be just explorer.exe but some other deep down problem or something weird.
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Yes. You could try copying the explorer.exe file from your desktop to your laptop. I don't think there would be much of a difference.
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okay. i have tried the following: copied explorer.exe from desktop to the flash drive. copied from flashdrive to c:\windows\ on laptop. a dir cmd on drive e:\ says it is there. tried to run it and get message "exeplorer.exe unexpected"

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.

what next?

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.

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What is the windows version?
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it is windows xp with a sp2
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Thatís not what I meant, I meant the windows version like windows xp home, windows xp media ect.
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{edited}

:)

Edited by Ectech, 28 May 2009 - 05:47 PM.

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if task manager help is to be believed it says windows xp home edition
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Ah, thatís the problem, I gave you a windows xp media center edition explorer.exe. Well thatís all I got. Good luck with the rest of your problem. :)
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Do the registry edit shown here: http://www.updatexp....cannow-sfc.html

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:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called:

SourcePath

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:

C:\

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!

Then, run:
sfc /scannow

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.
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actually Tyler I FIRST USED THE ONE ON MY DESKTOP WHICH WAS XP HOME EDITION TOO. SO THE TWO VERSIONS ACTED IDENTICALLY sorry about caps.

should i though put the xp home edition version of explorer on before i try regedit? of
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You can try that. If that comes to no avail, try the steps above.
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