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deleted shared file, now windows explorer won't run


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#1 choco

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:46 PM

My friend was deleting some unused programs from her computer (win98SE)
And she accidentally checked yes when it asked her whether she wanted to delete the shared files

Now windows explorer won't run

The computer can't even be booted in safe mode

Since there is no system restore in win98, will restoring the registry help?

Or does she have to reinstall?

Be great if someone can help out! ^^
I am not familiar with 98 OS

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:14 AM

Use a 98 bootdisk to boot the computer and run setup from the 98 installation CD without formatting. This will reinstall 98. You won't lose any programs or data, but you will need to reinstall all the Windows updates, and if a program won't run, reinstall that too.

Restoring the registry will have no effect because it won't replace the file thats been deleted.

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:08 PM

i restored the registry for her and somehow we can now go into windows, but since the files are missing there are lots of things that won't run

I will try to reinstall windows for her.

Thx for your help!

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 05:48 AM

If you can boot to windows you won't need the boot disk. Just go to Start>Run and browse to setup.exe on the 98 CD and reinstall that way.

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