Are you replying from this system now?
Icons that are links to web sites however wont work. I resent some to desktop and still they are unresponsive when clicked on. Can you direct me to a fix for that problem?
Can't open any files
Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:50 PM
1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer
2. Click Start/Run and type INETCPL.CPL
3. Click the Programs tab, and click "Reset Web Settings" button
4. Select "Yes" when prompted, and click OK to close the dialog.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:55 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:09 PM
Well that didn't work. Windows still needs to know what program created it.
Is this just for the internet links that you are having a problem with?
Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:31 PM
The data will be located in the Documents and Settings folder (C:\Documents and Settings) under your old user account name...so when you set up the new installation, give yourself a slightly different user account name.
The Control Panel is the parallel installation. You should not be accessing the old installation except access folders to obtain data
What's puzzling me is that when I go to users in the control panel it doesnt look like there ever was a password as it prompts to create one rather than change it.
To access your data (finally): go to Start -> My Computer -> Local Disc C: -> Documents and Settings -> Your old user named folder will contain all of your precious documents.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 March 2011 - 03:48 PM.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:53 PM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:04 PM
You will now have two options on boot, the new install of Windows will be the bottom option, select this using the arrow keys and press and "ENTER".CHECK which you are booting to.
BOOT to the new one and then go Control Panel, User Accounts and set up an account in your name, to make it easy for you an admin account.
Post back when you have done that.
HOWEVER as you did not specify a user name different from your original installation user name it MAY have gone badly wrong in relation to your data
Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 March 2011 - 06:07 PM.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:16 PM
AND you are in Windows - the new installation
Right click My Computer, click Properties, click the advanced tab, click the settings button on startup and recovery
On the top of that window that then opens you will see default operating system.
Use the arrow at the right of that box and set your NEW installation as the default.
Just underneath this is time to display list of operating systems, you may if you wish reduce that., from what is probably 30 secs.
Click OK and then Apply and OK.
DO NOT EDIT anything there just follow as I have said.
Now when you next boot, the options will still appear, but if you simply leave it , the system will then boot to that new windows.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 March 2011 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:53 PM
At this point I think it would be a lot easier or at least easier for me to understand if I just format the harddrive and be done with it. There is nothing on my computer that isn't replacable.
Do you agree?
Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:02 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:16 AM
It has been 12 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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