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This program cannot be run in DOS mode.


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#1 backache

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:36 AM

Fist off let me say hello to everybody..
Now the problem is a 7 year son, I left my computer on to take care of something and when I came back in he was on the computer..
From what I gather he deleted some Dll files and some kind of security files..Now when I open some files but not all the files I get this message(This program cannot be run in DOS mode.) The rest of the page is in some kind code..
I love my son but he really out did himself on this..I would take to a repair shop but I just don't have the money..
Any help would be a godsent..

thank you,

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:14 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have the disks which came with the system?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

It's a HP pavillon 775Ywith windows XP service pack 3...I do not have the disks//anything else just let me know

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Edited by backache, 26 October 2010 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

Do you have ab F10 option to restore?

Don't procede with this unless you want to take the computer back to it's original state?



Turn on the computer.
When the initial blue HP screen appears Press the "F10" key.
A Recovery menu will appear.
Click on "NEXT"
and then click on "YES"
Your system will now go through the product recovery


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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:20 PM

Chwy,thanks for the answer.Yes I have the F10 Will I lose anything????

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:26 PM

Will I lose anything


That's a good question, you will lose everything, but at least we know that option is available.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

HP Resource Webpage

Your only option may be a factory restore, you may want to consider it.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:33 PM

well that would be no good..Like I said in the first post not all the files don't open..If I can copy some files to disks then that would be ok..I have a copy of xp but it's a bootleg...What do you think Chewy????

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:51 PM

Even in our malware removal forum, the first step is backup, go ahead with that and we can
continue with other options.

Like Hamluis posted, the best option is to reinstall the OS.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07145&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/bph07143/en_us/bph07145/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=314159

The standard recovery seems to be a repair operation, leaving data alone but wiping out all windows updates?
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:58 PM

OK I will go with that,If I have any problems I will get back to you guys..Thanks for the imput..Ok then ,
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