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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

By JustMeAngie ·
ok I installed IE 5.5 on a machine her at the job it now on bootup wont even go in safe mode without this illegal operation. It goes through all the moves and when you should be arriving at desktop it says EXPLORER.EXE has caused an illegal operation and shuts down. I cannot even get into windows in safe mode is there some way i can fix this? without having to take the machine off the floor and installing cd and floppy just so I can Fdisk was hoping there was a way to get into it without fdisking

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by JustMeAngie In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

I may change the value if I dont have to fdisk this machine

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by mphoffar In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

Try extracting the files explorer.exe and shell32.dll from the cabs. Boot into a dos prompt, rename the current explorer.exe under c:\windows and shell32.dll under c:\windows\system and then copy the new ones you just extracted to their respective locations and see if that help any

Mark

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by JustMeAngie In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

Thank you for your support ended up having to fdisk and reformat and reinstall windows

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by JustMeAngie In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

ok one thing tell me how to boot to dos prompt when I cannot get to any kind of menus? is there a way to do it in BIOS this is the only thing i have access to

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by dcosgrove In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

You should be able to boot from a boot disk. From there you will have access to all the files on your hard drive.

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by JustMeAngie In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

Thank you for your support ended up having to fdisk and reformat and reinstall windows

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by jimjennings In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

There should be a setting in the BIOS for the boot sequence. select the floppy drive as the first boot drive. From what I have seen and read about ie5.5 you have a definate problem...there I have not seen or heard of a way to uninstall ie5.5 and reinstall another version of internet explorer. I would suggest that you boot up with either a floppy disk or press the <F8> key when Win95 begins to load, retrieve any data files that need to be saved, and either re-image the drive or do an fdisk and reinstall. either way all data on the disk will be lost. This is the point where you try ot cut your losses and save hours of frustration, heartache, and pointless effort. Microsoft may have come up with a way to remove ie5.5 , but I would check with their tech support web site before wasting time trying to get ie back up and running.

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by JustMeAngie In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

Thank you for your support ended up having to fdisk and reformat and reinstall windows

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by zbopz In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

You DO NOT have to fdisk. In the bios, select the floppy as the first boot drive. If you don't have a W98 startup disk, you need to make one at someone else's machine. This will give you CDRom Support along with some other good tools.

Boot with the startup disk in the floppy drive, and rename (C:\Windows\)explore.exe to explore.old. Then you extract a fresh copy from the CD. Remember that the startup disk sets up a ram drive as (D:) so your CD drive will be one letter more thatn it was (ie. will become E:) The extraction tool must be run from the ROOT of C: or whichever drive contains the windows directory. The syntax is as follows using the drive letter assignments on your machine. The switches /a and /l are shown in upper case forclarification.

extract /A E:\Win98\WIN98_22\explore.exe /L C:\Windows

This will probably correct the problem.

Good Luck,
Ken

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HUGE problem hope I dont have to fdisk

by zbopz In reply to HUGE problem hope I dont ...

The syntax SHOULD read:
extract /A E:\Win98\WIN98_22.cab\explore.exe /L C:\Windows

There are spaces after extract, after /a, after explore.exe, and after /l.

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