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Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:48 PM

In display properties. I can't change anything, from changing backgrounds, screensavers, themes, etc. I've been customizing my windows XP a lot throughout this week by replacing dll's with modified ones, and I'm wondering if that could be the problem. The weird thing is I can still change my background if I go into a picture and right click it and "set as desktop background" but that's about it.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:12 PM

when you do modification do you back up it first??? if not please to back up it before do modification thing...
cant you tell what dll that you replace and modification you make...

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:47 PM

Yeah I do back up before modifying and I did restore my settings, but still I can't change any settings in display properties.
Also, when I do try to change the background for example and I press apply and ok, nothing happens
same goes for when I try to change the screensaver and so on...

Edited by beno26, 24 July 2010 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:06 PM

Try this in Command Prompt runing as adminsitrator

sfc /scannow that command will check your system protected files and it will restore all system protected files back to original configuration It may ask you for the I86 folder.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:21 PM

Try this in Command Prompt runing as adminsitrator

sfc /scannow that command will check your system protected files and it will restore all system protected files back to original configuration It may ask you for the I86 folder.


Thanks for the suggestion,
Ok i've tried it, and its asking me for my Windows XP Professional CD which I can't find.
Any other alternatives?

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:34 PM

Try this in Command Prompt runing as adminsitrator

sfc /scannow that command will check your system protected files and it will restore all system protected files back to original configuration It may ask you for the I86 folder.


Thanks for the suggestion,
Ok i've tried it, and its asking me for my Windows XP Professional CD which I can't find.
Any other alternatives?



Ok, that means that the system .dll files are very corrupted Hench, it ask you for the CD. Which the system file checker utility is unable to to repair. Try a system restore roll back to before you make the changes. I should of ask you if you had your disk before running that command I am sorry

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:49 AM

Alright,
so I found my Windows XP Professional CD, ran sfc /scannow, rebooted and the problem is still happening. Also it didn't seem like it change anything because when I ran sfc again it's asking for the CD once again, after I finished running it without any problems...

Edited by beno26, 25 July 2010 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

Hmmm..
Ok, so I copied the folder i386 from my Windows XP Pro CD into my C:\ drive and change the sfc.exe source path to C:\ through regedit so just in case I don't lose my CD and ran sfc scannow again and I figured out in eventviewer that explorer.exe and shell32.exe were the files that couldn't be replace with their originals. What was suspicious is that when I looked into my i386 folder all of the files in it had an underscore at the end of the name for example SHELL32.DL_ and EXPLORER.EX_ is that suppose to be normal? Could that be the problem?

Edited by beno26, 25 July 2010 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:39 PM

you shouldnt change sfc source path..
here guide for How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

about underscore file...
you must do it with others ways...not only copy paste it...

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:58 PM

Uhmm alright, so should the Sourcepath be my CD drive (E:/)??




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