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#1 onemanmosh

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:58 AM

I know that there was already a topic posted on this, but the website given did not work for me.

Anyhow, when i attempt to open any folder, or my computer or control panel, it causes the taskbar and icons to disappear and then reappear. On a different forum, i was told to reinstall my OS. the windows disk i had was for SP1, and i have SP2 now. is there any way besides reinstalling my OS to fix this?

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#2 onemanmosh

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:04 AM

oh, btw when i put in my old disk and reboot, it works fine until i log off or switch user.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 10:03 AM

The best thing to do would be to make a slipstreamed copy of XP using your original XP cd and SP2 and then you can do a repair install, or a fresh install of Windows.

If you cannot make a slipstreamed cd you can do a full reformat, install your XP SP1 copy and then update to SP2 using Windows Updates or order the free (except shipping) SP2 CD from Microsoft to install SP2.

Either way you will need to download subsequent critical updates from Microsoft.

Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
http://winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp..._slipstream.asp

SP2 CD
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...us/default.mspx

#4 onemanmosh

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 06:17 AM

i cannot do the slipstreaming thing because i cannot access my computer.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 06:59 AM

You can do it on any computer using your copy of Windows XP and either a downloaded version of a version on cd of SP2.

You can even get it made at Kinkos or any computer repair shop.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:14 PM

Hey 'onemanmosh'
You wrote: "i was told to reinstall my OS"

May you don't need to do so if you're shure you've been making system-restore back-ups.
W-XP does so automatically, unless this option is turned off.
If so, you start your computer in "Safe mode with DOS-prompt"
(Preferably login as 'administrator')
Change directory-- using DOS commands -- to: (ignore any error-messages)
C:\Windows\system32\restore\
then type 'rstrui.exe'
If you're lucky , the System Restore screen will appear and you can choose a restore-date
before your computer got messed up. After rebooting you will be fine again !!


(it worked for me, and I got my system back to before i f**ked up Internet Explorer by trying to install
the beta version IE 7, using the 'iecustom.dll' patch on an illegal XP copy. After rebooting the system
it reported not being able to open 'explorer.exe', cause of unable to find 'normaliz.dll.
This usually means the end of your OS, for explorer is an essiential filesysten of anu Window-OS)

:thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: GOOD LUCK ! com-pie

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:52 PM

You can do it on any computer using your copy of Windows XP and either a downloaded version of a version on cd of SP2.

You can even get it made at Kinkos or any computer repair shop.

okay. ill see what i can do.




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