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#16
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Can you compare your boot.ini tab to this screenshot?

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yes, but there is nothing in the top box.
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Then we will have to make a boot.ini.

I will need to know how many drives (physical) you have and how many partitions there are on the main drive.
Is the install on C: the only one or were there more?
And is that XP Home or Pro ?

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There is only one hard drive and I am running Windows XP Home. It is loaded on C: drive. I have tried using my windows CD and go to recovery but I get a blue screen with the error............DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x88F98396, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x88F98396)
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Copy the part in bold below and save it as boot.ini directly to C:\
Set filetype to "All Files"

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


Or Rightclick My Computer > Properties
On the Advanced tab click Settings under Startup and Recovery
Click Edit and paste the bold above in the resulting field.

Whatever works for you.

Try the check all paths for validity on the boot.ini tab in msconfig before you reboot.

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That took care of the Invalid Boot.Ini file problem. Thanks so much metallica. When I reboot though I get this window from Microsofts Antispyware saying that it has stopped Windows Shell Common Dll (shell32.dll) from being installed. Should this concern me that this is trying to be installed each time I reboot? Again thanks for the help with the boot.ini problem.
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Hmmm. Can you do a Find Files for Shell32.dll ?

It is the name of a legitimate Windows file, but depending on the location it is, it could also be bad news.

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should I try to remove it?
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No, I'd like you to list where you have copies of that file before we start deleting important system files by accident.

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How can I make the list? I tried to copy and paste, but it wouldn't let me. I found 11 files with it.
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~~ shakes head ~~ :tazz:

Cope the part below into notepad and save it as searchShell32.bat
Set filetype to "All files"

dir %Systemdrive%\Shell32.dll /a h /s > files.txt
start notepad files.txt


Double click the file and when it is ready it will open files.txt
Post the content of that file

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Sorry, it's been a while. Been working. Sorry to be a lame on the pc also. :tazz: Here is what I got, hope this is what you wanted.

dir %Systemdrive%\Shell32.dll /a h /s > files.txt
start notepad files.txt
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Sorry again Metallica, I hit the wrong button on the previous post. :tazz: I think this is what you wanted.

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 4C9F-F5FC

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\KB893086\SP2GDR

02/28/2005 07:11 PM 8,450,048 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,450,048 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\KB893086\SP2QFE

02/28/2005 07:06 PM 8,451,584 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,451,584 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

03/11/2005 09:51 PM 8,348,672 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,348,672 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB826939$

08/29/2002 06:41 AM 8,336,384 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,336,384 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB839645$

06/11/2003 04:43 PM 8,240,640 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,240,640 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB841356$

06/10/2004 03:51 PM 8,350,720 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,350,720 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB893086$

08/04/2004 03:56 AM 8,384,000 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,384,000 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB893086_0$

08/20/2004 06:01 PM 8,442,368 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,442,368 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

08/04/2004 03:56 AM 8,384,000 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,384,000 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

02/28/2005 07:11 PM 8,450,048 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,450,048 bytes

Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache

02/28/2005 07:11 PM 8,450,048 shell32.dll
1 File(s) 8,450,048 bytes
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No problem.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll
looks like the real thing to me.
Maybe it's a matter of simply allowing it in MSAS to solve your problem.

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this may sound stupid, but what is MSAS?
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