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Windows 2000 - I May Have Deleted Appletalk Folder: Need Help With Recovery


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#1 Rob8UrChips

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:10 AM

Hi Folks,

For the avoidance of any doubt: I am the fool who MAY have deleted the Windows 2000 folder AppleTalk and I think I need it back to persuade my torrent client (Azureus) to make Remote connections again.

I did a file/folder search of my C drive for Apple*, and it returned three folders all titled Apple Computer containing folders/files for iTunes and QuickTime only - but no AppleTalk folder.

I then searched for AppleTalk, and it returned not found.

The Event Viewer returns literally thousands of error messages per day each time I run Azureus, eg:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: atkctrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 3001
Date: 27/08/2007
Time: 04:24:35
User: N/A
Computer: WISE-D7C351DD61
Description:
Unable to open ATK device for R access.
Returning IO Status Block in Data.
Data:
0000: 58 22 1a 00 00 00 00 00 X"......


So I think I need AppleTalk back, if that's the culprit.

Would any kind soul check their Windows 2000 to see if they have AppleTalk and, if so, where should it be (ie the path please), and where can I get it from so I can put it back where it belongs?

There are full details of Event Viewer error and warning messages in my Post of Aug. 27 at 11:54 titled Windows 2000 Not Fully Shutting Down On "restart" Or On "shut Down".

Thanks. I'll look in regularly if you need questions answered.
Rob
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2. asking questions becomes dangerous when they're answered; and,
3. eating too many chips wont make you into a FAT32).

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:18 AM

Open the Run box and type in sfc /scannow. You will need your Windows disk.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:04 AM

Hi acklan,

I don't have a Windows disk. The computer was given to me by a registered charity (that's why the computer name is "wise-....") with 2000Pro pre-installed and registered. They don't do support, fixes, etc. and I'm on my own. I'm thinking it easier to buy a new computer if this can't be fixed - any other ideas, my friend?
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:01 AM

What brand and model computer do you have? Is the current install a factory install?
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:59 AM

Sorry about the delay in reply acklan, I fell asleep for my afternoon nap!

It's an old Compaq Deskpro (more details in my Profile page), and the install was done by the Wise charity guys as they take in computers (from local government, etc.), wipe them clean/reformat harddrive and send them back out ready to use.

I've just checked my Event Viewer again and it's generating 39 error entries every two minutes!

Help!
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:36 PM

Can you contact the techs at Wise? We will need the disk to rebuild that file and I really do not see them letting you have one of the disks. I would recommend to see if you can obtain a Installation CD of of ebay for your computer. At some point you will need it.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:04 PM

OK that sounds bad as these guys aren't the easiest to contact let alone ask/get help from. I reckon it's time to fork out what little cash I have for a new computer, and see if my ISP will allow Web connection for both while continuing to 'experiment' with the Compaq.

Hey, maybe Vista has AppleTalk and I can try to copy and paste onto Win2k.

Acklan, does BP have an appropriate forum or link for seeking advice on what hardware I should get for running (or in my case ruining) Vista Home Premium, torrents, games, TV, video, etc? Bearing in mind it'll need to suffice for >10 years.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

Sure. The general Hardware Forum should be fine.

Edited by acklan, 28 August 2007 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 01:49 PM

Thanks acklan - done that and getting there. But it's getting expensive!

In the meantime, I seem to have fixed the problem by downloading the free trial version of CA's PC MacLAN. It's got Miramar AppleTalk Network on it, and even though it only works for a couple of hours on each bootup, my system has stopped generating the errors completely - even after the trial runs out!

For folks who also need it or just want to look the trial download is at the very bottom of this page:

http://home3.ca.com/STContent/Subscriptcen...x?sc_lang=en-US

All I need now is to fix the frequent system crashes and the list of error and warning messages each time I bootup - but they're for other Topics.

30 Aug 08:35 Can report no more repeated AppleTalk or Perflib errors in Application Log = woohoooo.

Edited by Rob8UrChips, 30 August 2007 - 02:40 AM.

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