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WIERD WINDOWS FAULT


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#1 tfitzp

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:14 AM

Failed computer has OS = XP Pro
Faulty Status =
WINDOWS loads - desktop & taskbar up ok
Desktop & Taskbar links only respond to right click
rt click on link gets drop menu - option 'Open' works with right click
rt click on folder gets option menu - rt click Explore - opens folder
rt click on file gets option menu - rt click Open - opens file
but cant edit file
can only close open files, folders, menus or windows with rt click & menu

System Restore dont work - hangs on welcome screen
did start in SAFE MODE
get SAFE screen - stuck - no options list - F8 dont work
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went to Hamluis post - Apr 23 2010,
Read the following, http://www.punksbusted.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35677.
dont seem to apply to this problem

cant do BSOD - cant install BlueScreenView

tried check Event Viewer for errors [all by using right clicks]
cant check for errors - gets stuck

tried check Device Manager
DM list came up - rt click Computer - rt click Scan
goes back to DM list - no errors shown

tried
Start/Run...type chkdsk /r
Run dont work - just stuck
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dont have original Windows XP to reinstall
may have to puchase new version - if no solution possible
but would reinstall be affected the same ??

Any suggestions ?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:40 AM

I would try running chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console, rather than from within your XP install.

How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276527/how-to-create-a-bootable-xp-recovery-console-cd/

You could also try Dial-a-fix To Repair Windows Internals Problems - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/160132/how-to-use-dial-a-fix-to-repair-windows-internals-problems/

You could also try the Exe File Association Fix from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm.

Louis

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 12:56 PM

Thanks hamluis
Its not WEIRD WINDOWS - its weird tfitzp -having abad day
Checked out the mouse against spare - all OK
Sorry for trouble
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:21 PM

Resolution is good :thumbsup:, thanks for providing feedback.

It's no trouble at all, it may help someone in a similar situation...become aware of the possibilities.

Happy computing :flowers:.

Louis




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