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#1 a_samuels

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 02:40 PM

Hi all,

I have been having problems with my laptop for a while. It started with a warning message when I booted up that a registry file was missing and that it had been replaced. Then all my exe and msi files didnt work. I got some help and managed to fix this. However, yesterday I had the same problem and now IE 7 and Outlook dont work. Also the programs menu from the start button doesnt work. Anyone suggest a way of sorting out the problem. Have tried using system restore but that wont work. Help!

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:20 PM

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Hiya,

If as suspected you do have a registry error, system restore will not correct that problem.

Do you have an installation disc so that you can attempt a system repair ?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

Hi,

have the CD I got with the laptop but it is SP1 not SP2. Just put it in and looked for repair but couldnt see it. Would this work if its an older version?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 04:38 PM

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Hiya,

As long as your CD contains the same operating system as that which is installed on your computer ,it doesn't really matter.

Am I right in assuming that you do not have service pack 2 installed ?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 04:48 PM

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Hiya,

This article should prove useful to you. Try Here

Very self explanatory,

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:36 PM

Hi,

have got SP2 installed. Will it still be okay to repair using an SP1 version of windows xp?

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:30 PM

Yes, but you'll have to reinstall SP2 and all of the subsequent updates (I last counted 96) after the repair.
You can also google for "slipstream SP2" to find a link on how to include SP2 in your installation CD.
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:41 AM

Hi a_samuels.

Get XP SP2 by any of these ways (Use it for XP Home and XP Pro):

XP SP2 on CD mailed to you

Download from MS Site This is a 272MByte file !

MS Developer's Network-Install Version This version has a different installation method.
This is a 272MByte file !

Edited by WinCrazy, 30 September 2007 - 10:41 AM.





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