My slightly ageing Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop runs ME and was working fine until I recently installed a Sony picture viewer package following purchase of a digital camera and printer for my wife for christmas. Since installing it I cant open windows. The machine repeatedly produces a message box saying "Error loading Explorer.exe. You must reinstall Windows" When I click the OK button the machine restarts and I get caught in the same loop. I can F8 it into safe mode, but F10 and delete buttons have no effect on the start up so I cant change the boot order.I read a post on here with a similar problem which suggested pressing delete at start up to get into Bios This had no effect at all. I have the ME cd but cant get the machine to read the cd drive at start up. I can get it to run in Dos by inserting a MS Dos start up floppy and Ive considered trying a windows start disk from an earlier version of windows or installing a much earlier versions of windows from floppy and then running the ME cd once Ive got a version of windows back.But I hope theres a better way than that .
Any help would be greatly appreciated