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Item In Registry Deleted In Error.


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#1 OldFossil!00

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:14 AM

A friend was trying to add or change a driver for a printer. I was not at work that day. He somehow got into the registry and, by accident, deleted an item, I think, a file. I do not know which one, but, the task tray is gone. No Start Key, no clock and nothing in between. I do not have the Windows CD for re-installing the Operating System. Can this be rectified and if so, how? Thanks for any help I can get.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:02 AM

System restore ?

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:29 AM

To replace some unknown system file (or registry entry)...you really need to run sfc /scannow, which requires a Windows CD.

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

It's not like XP CDs are not plentiful...borrow one from someone who has the same O/S version (e.g., XP Home SP2 for XP Home).

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 23 March 2008 - 09:29 AM.





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