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i am attaching winini.txt whose contents are from win.ini of the laptop so that you could see for yourself - i couldnt find explorer there either. thanks.

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if you can wait till monday I can post the step by step fix for you. unless michael can figure out the exact steps.

sigh. its only been 4 years since I had to support win98.... its a little covered with cowebs and leftover microsoft files....
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My only suggestion it to try to change every Shell in the file to Progman (unless this was a typo and he meant program) do it one at a time and them changing them back and change the next shell. If this dose not work I can only think of the dreaded formatting the hard drive. if you can find this file using dos can you find all you personal ones so you can save them to an other computer just in case you have to format.
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in system.ini, replace
shell=explorer
with
shell=progman.exe
or
shell=winfile.exe

Do this by booting with a dos boot disk and using the edit command to change that line (in the [boot] section)


its in the system.ini not the win.ini. sorry for the confusion.
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ok. i'll just backup important files first. i could wait until monday. :tazz: thank you very much
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The system.ini makes sense, I think we are geting some where. Make sure you back up you e-mail inbox. And lets hope you don't have to framat, installing drives (which you shoud download before hand) can be painful. And I have had probems with in minute of install windows that I could never fix.
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