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after re-setting-up windows cannot prin

By europanorama ·
i had to make a new setup by copying windows me over the old. i forgot to load into the old windows-folder. now windows is located in a win001-folder. i can open picture-files, but they cannot be printed anymore.

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by TheChas In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

Hi Michael,

You have lost the old copy of the registry.
Therefore, Windows doesn't know about some of your installed software and hardware drivers.
Also, some of the files and DLLs that the printer needs are in the old Windows folder.

If youcan view the images, you should be able to recover the ability to print them by re-installing the printer driver.

If possible, use the driver from the printer manufacture, and not the default Windows driver.

If you are still having problems, or want to better recover the installed applications, I would re-install windows again, and make sure to direct it to the old windows folder.

I would go as far as to boot from the startup floppy, and delete the win001 folder from DOS, then run setup.

(So that I don't need to keep looking up DOS commands, I install a drive that I want to delete a windows installation form as a slave in another system.)

Chas

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by europanorama In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

so there are 2 options; delete the wron windows-folder in dos or in windows if drive is slave on a second system, right?
sorry i must rate unacceptably otherwise this comment could not be written. hej techrepublique, it time to change this!

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by europanorama In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

to make it clear here: i can only leave the question open if i unaccept and add comment below the message it is reffered to or not rate and make my own comment? right. this is so complicated. its christmas time its time for major changes here. why is most helpful technrepublique building up such hurdles liek microsoft. pls give this up and peace a chance. we are a free world.

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by europanorama In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

if untiring chas will not answer now he will not get any points although his first answer was perfect. strange stupid, silly system here. maybe with these words the responsibles of techrepublic will wake up!

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by TheChas In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

Hi Michael,

I do not have a problem with having my answers rejected if you need more information to correct the problem.

Thinking about this problem, I think I would boot into DOS, and delete the new Windows installation.

Then, re-run setupfrom the CD, and make sure that Windows instals into the original Windows folder.

You still may need to re-install some drivers or software.

Happy Holidays, Chas

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by europanorama In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

So that I don't need to keep looking up DOS commands, I install a drive that I want to delete a windows installation form as a slave in another system.)


you mean installing drive as slave and delete folder within windows?

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by TheChas In reply to after re-setting-up windo ...

The folder that you want to delete is the Win001 folder.

Then, re-install the drive in it's PC,
Boot from the startup floppy,
and re-install Windows,
Making sure to install to the C:\Windows folder

Then, the installer should pick up your old registry file and settings.

Chas

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