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Unable to access any programs after startup


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#1 bagwan

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

Hi, I'm assisting a friend with computer problems.

Operating system is Windows Vista.

System will start up as normal and present the usual desktop.

Icons and menu items will not start and an error message will state "cannot find path for this file" (or words to that effect).

Programs such as Internet Explore will not startup so net cannot be accessed.

I have:

Started in Safemode with networking. I get the same error message and no access to any programs, files or the net.

Any Ideas gang..

Thanks in advance
Paul

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#2 boopme

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Hi Paal,try running SFC
Please run SFC (System File Checker)
Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the CD when asked.
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