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#1 alessa

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:02 PM

I'm still trying to recover from the damage that the newest version of Secretmaker did to my system. I thought I was doing well. I changed back the names of some of my programs that it changed to gibberish like this "XSEEJLU". Then, when trying to install office 2000, system file protection informed me that my system files were messed up. Lo and behold, I looked in that folder and found that Secretmaker had changed the names of many windows system folders...so I'm assuming Windows cant recognize them because they're not the right names. YIKES! To top it all of my computer came pre-loaded with XP so I don't have a CD to restore from. Any way I could find out what these files names were before so I can fix them? I'm at the end of my rope. Thanks so much.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:45 PM

If you have a system restore date set from before you used the Secretmaker ap, use it. Hopefully, you do.

How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q306084

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:10 PM

Evidently this was a major problem with version 4.2.4. The next version is supposed to have fixed the problem. The only solution seems to be a system restore or knowing what the prior name of the folders were.

If you don't have a restore point, or can't launch windows, if you have a windows xp disk try booting from cd, skip the recovery console and at the next screen run repair. This should fix windows and preserve your programs and files.

You wil probably still have the renamed folders in the windows folder though. So you might have to do some manual cleanup after getting your system back up.




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