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Restoring Windows 2000


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#1 SRK62

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:28 AM

I think I have messed up things here.While downloading all sorts of codecs and converters I began to get 'explorer.exe has generated errors' when trying to open video files with in a folder like My Documents or New Folders created by me.I uninstalled many things and did everything Microsoft Support recommended but it just did not go away.Finally I uninstalled the Widows media player.While doing so,I think I corrupted or damaged or deleted some operating system file.Suddenly from the music or video file icons,the symbols of the default player disappeared and all are in the window icon mode.I can still play all of them through VLC player,Quick time alternative etc but I have to chooses them.Also when I double click a music file the message comes 'Widows cannot find Program.exe.This is necessary for opening files of type MP3 files"
How to fix all of these problems?Have I to reinstall the entire operating system.If so can I switch to wxp and IE7?
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:38 PM

Unfortunately, there's no System Restore in 2000. You can try SFC/scannow if you have a Windows 2k disk. You can also try a repair install. I should have asked first, is this Home or Pro?
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:55 PM

W2K was only available in pro and unless you have a w2ksp4 disk(integrated) the repair install is an iffy proposition, that's why MS had to implement the slipstream for sys admin's, or at least that's what I have read
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:00 AM

Thanks for the replies.I somehow solved the problem by redoing all the updating on the w2k.




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