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98/XP upgrade can't access "my Computer"

By baegis ·
I upgraded a friends Win98 PC with XP. Everything went fine and all his hardware worked straight off. His hard drive was partioned in 2 halfs as C: & each 15 GigBytes.

Problem 1. He had messed around previously and the computer name in Win98 was not repeatable. Not knowing this when I upgraded, Win XP now uses this as the computer/ system name and I cannot work out how to change it. I went to CTRL Panel | system and changed it there but it still shows on Win Explorer and system applications running????

Problem 2. When I left him, He had to reinstall some programs that did not work. He installed Norton's Antivirus 2000. After that nothing worked very well. I unistalled it and got it all going again except: Can't access My Computer. The desktop Icon does not work and you cannot access it from Win Explorer either. Also drive does not come up in Win Explorer. You can only get to it by Typing in the address bar or through an application you may be running. egrecently used files in word etc. From all other appearances seems to be working normally.

How do we get MY COMPUTER back and the on Win Explorer.

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by jwbirdsong In reply to 98/XP upgrade can't acces ...

Both of those problems can be caused with incorrect setting in Tweakui. To show the drive in tweakui go to (I beleive) My Computer tab and check all drives. I would actually reccomend uninstalling Tweakui and using X-Setup from X-teq systems http://www.xteq.com/. You can hide and show any drive or Rename Entire system

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