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ok.... I managed to get to the part of extracting the explorer files, but I got stuck right at he beginning because instead of instructions it was asking me question such as:

Please enter the path to the windows CAB files (a:): - I blagged my way through and put explorer.exe

then it asked me

Please enter the names of the files you want to extract - so I done the same as before keyed explorer.exe

then it asked me

Please enter the path to extract to(enter for current drive) so i pressed enter but it could not find the file, probably because i had keyed explorer. :tazz:
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Ok...it's wanting to get the file, but you need to tell it where you want it.

Do the ext command again and when you get to "Please enter the path to extract to" type c:windows and continue.
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will do, what about the other questions that come up befor that?
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Sorry...I misunderstood your post. :tazz:

At the first question type c:\cabs

At "Please enter names of files", type explorer.exe

At "Please enter the path to extract to", type c:windows
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:) no problems mate

Done all of that, it then asked me to confirm my commands y or n and i stated y, then it came up with an error message-
" ERROR CANNOT OPEN FILE:C:\CABS\(NULL)
A:\> :)

Whats the next step wannabe1

by the way thanks for help, I really appreciate your time and effort :tazz:
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Hmmm...

That just means that you probably don't have a cabs file on the C drive.

If you didn't start with cd-rom support, do so. If you did, continue on...

Back to getting it off the cd. I'm not really sure where it's going to be on your recovery cd so I'll give you a couple of commands to try. At "Please enter the path to the windows CAB files" try the following...

e:\windows\explorer.exe

e:\windows\cabs\explorer.exe

e:\cabs\explorer.exe

The next two prompts remain the same...explorer.exe and then c:windows

Edited by wannabe1, 15 February 2006 - 04:42 PM.

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No joy, error messages for all 3 tries.

Not sure if this makes a difference but whilst going through the inital stages :

c: "Enter"
cd windows "Enter"
ren explorer.exe explorer.old "Enter"

after doing this i get a message file not found - explorer.exe

but I continue to:


Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart (with the startup disk in the drive). At the Options screen, choose to "Start with CD-ROM support"

Put the installation cd in the cd-rom drive.

At the prompt, type ext and press "Enter" and then follow the instructions on the screen to extract explorer.exe.

all ok until I ge tthe error messages we have been trying to fix. - thought i would mention it as i said not sure if it has anything to do with the problem
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The not found message doing the first part is ok...we've already renamed the file so, of course, it wouldn't be able to find explorer.exe (it's now explorer.old) You can skip this step.

Let's modify the commands and try again.(this is why I don't like working with recovery cd's :tazz: )

e:\windows

e:\windows\cabs

e:\cabs

Again, the other two remain the same.

If no joy...at the prompt, type e: and press "Enter"

At the E:\ prompt, type dir /p. Look in the directory (list) for Windows, Win98, Cabs, and explorer.exe. Let me know what you find. We may have to find the path with directory searches...it's in there somewhere.

Edited by wannabe1, 15 February 2006 - 05:37 PM.

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No joy with those commands either.

Done as you asked for the directory list, i didnt see anything you mentioned this is what was there:

1 PCX
2 PCX
3 PCX
4 PCX
ACROREAD DIR
AUTORUN INF
BITWARE DIR
DIRECTX7 DIR
DRIVERS DIR
LINKTEL DIR
MOUSE COM
MOUSE INI
PCCILLIN DIR
POWER DVD DIR
POWER VCR DIR
PQER EXE
PQER OVL
PQER PQG
PQER PQI
PQER RTL
PQSC DIR
PQTMP FIL
RESTORE BMP
RESTORE EXE
RESTORE INF
RESTORE PCX
RESTORE TXT
UPDATE TXT
V-MAIN DIR
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At the prompt, type c:windows\options\cabs\dir /p and press "Enter"

If this opens, is explorer.exe in the list?
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Hi Wannabe1 ,

I'll try that tomorrow as I am away from home at the moment.

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Hi wannabe1,

I tried what you asked but all I got was INVALID SWITCH /P\,

What do suggest? :tazz:
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Try it without the /p switch. (the /p switch just causes the directory to display 1 screen at a time)

c:windows\options\cabs\dir

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Thanks for the prompt reply -

Tried that this time I got an error - cannot open c:windows\(null)
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Have we hit a dead end??? :tazz:
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