i'm confused again
Posted 03 September 2005 - 07:20 AM
Posted 03 September 2005 - 08:12 AM
Regarding the error message you get with Control Panel it would be easier to look into if you could provide the full error message you get.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 09:52 AM
And here's what the 2 error messages say --
When I first click on the control panel == 'an error occured when windows was working with the control panel file C:\windows\system32\netsetup.cpl
When I click on anything in the control panel, once I get there, == Explorer.EXE - Bad Image == The application or DLL.C\windows\system\tem\ODBCINIST.DLL is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
I don't have an installation diskette. My computer came with XP already installed.
I have no clue what's happening here. I appreciate your help. Is it possible to chat in real time or do we have to keep going back and forth like this. What about remote access?
PS -- no floppy or disk in drives
Edited by goofygrmom, 03 September 2005 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 10:44 AM
It is possible to chat privately but the idea of a public forum is to offer assistance to everybody, someone else may have the same problem and reading this topic might be useful for them. Also other members may be able to offer different advice from mine which would help you solve your problems quicker.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 02:39 PM
'windows - no disk'
The other errors can be caused by a bad service pack install.
Download the network installation here:
and run it from the local harddrive or a cd
Posted 03 September 2005 - 03:01 PM
No, I do not have a restore CD. However, I do know how to take this thing back to its original settings. I had to do that shortly after I got it and didn't have proper security. That was almost 3 years ago. I can reinstall most of my stuff from existing CD's, but some things that I've downloaded, I'm not sure about. If I loose stuff, oh well, that's life. Win some, loose some. If that's the only way it's gonna get fixed, then that's what I'll have to do.
Any suggestions on how this happened? Maybe when my McAfee was messed up for a couple days? Any other suggestions on how to fix it will be appreciated. I probably won't get around to fixing it till Monday or Wednesday.
Thanks for your help.
Posted 03 September 2005 - 03:08 PM
Posted 04 September 2005 - 06:11 AM
I had another error that I didn't notice before -- RUNDLL - error loading C:\program~1\newdot!1\newdot~2DLL - the specified module could not be found. That occured when I booted up this morning.
The other suggestion I got was from LES and he said something about the recovery CD. I guess I should do the service pack install first. Do I have to uninstall the one I already got, or what? I'm a reasonably intellegent person, but I do get confused with this stuff. It's been only 3 years and I'm still learning. And, yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. It just takes a bit longer for us to learn them.
Posted 04 September 2005 - 09:06 PM
Thses hidden partitions can be accessed at boot while system is in post by pressing the F11 key or Cntrl-F9. Its best to check with the manufacture before attempting.
Some manufactures will send OS disks for nominal fees if you have legitamite COA on your machine.
Posted 05 September 2005 - 06:53 AM
Thanks again for your help.
Posted 05 September 2005 - 09:02 AM
You might also try a system restore to restore your machine to a time before the problem began.
1. Log on to Windows as Administrator (if prompted to do so).
2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click "Next".
4. On the Select a Restore Point page, choose a checkpoint in the calendar on the left (valid restore points will be bold (go back to a point before your problem began), and then click "Next". A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make... Click "OK".
5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click "Next". System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
6. Log on to the computer as Administrator (if prompted to do so). The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears.
7. Click "OK".
Edited by wannabe1, 05 September 2005 - 09:04 AM.
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