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Well, my the computer I got in my room its totally messed up. A while ago, if I had a folder open, where it would normally say the name of the folder it would say '%thisdirectoy%'. Then, a couple days ago I was unable to open any folder, the Control Panel, IE, prettymuch anything that came with the computer (I could still use Firefox, etc.) I have ran Norton and AVG Free Edition and they both keep catching this r.exe file. I tried to use Norton's instructions to remove it, but none of the files or registry keys were present.

Also, I was going to try to reinstall ME without losing my data, but I don't have a floppy dive that works on that computer.

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Also, I was going to try to reinstall ME without losing my data, but I don't have a floppy dive that works on that computer.

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What kind of installation disk do you have? Did it come from the computer maker, or Microsoft? Is it a full install or an upgrade? What brand of computer? Let me know and I'll help you.
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I think the disk came with the computer from Gateway. I beleive its a full install but I'm not sure. I beleive it's a backup. I was going to do the reinstall instructions that are pinned at the top of this forum, but I don't have a floppy dive on this computer, or my other computer.
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I think the disk came with the computer from Gateway. I beleive its a full install but I'm not sure. I beleive it's a backup. I was going to do the reinstall instructions that are pinned at the top of this forum, but I don't have a floppy dive on this computer, or my other computer.

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If you only have the computer makers disk you'll either have to look in whatever literature they gave you or follow the instructions on the CD for a reinstall. Very often the CDs will autorun when you put them in and give you a menu. You may need to set your BIOS to boot from CD-ROM. You do that in setup.
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Okay, thanks.
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