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By bigfootdude1 ·
help! used doc watson to find problem and doc said "ADOBE TYPE MANAGER" has altered WINDOWS SYSTEM FILES. NOW WHAT,also computer cannot find MSCDEX.EXE thank you any help would be apprieciated. MARTY email bigfootdude1@yahoo.com

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to altered windows sys. file ...

In your basic setup, Windows should have included under accessories, system tools, a program under system information. In this program is a caption for tools. Under the tools, you will find system file checker. You can use this program to restoresystem files from your cd.

MSCDEX.EXE should be under your c:\windows\command directory. It is also included in your boot disk in the EDB.CAB. and in the WIN98 Directory on the cd in the Base4.cab (edb.cab) and in the Base5.cab.

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by mmcdade In reply to altered windows sys. file ...

Hi Marty,

I agree with the first post: you can use the System File Checker utility in Windows to scan your system files for altered system files; Windows will prompt you if you want to replace the "corrupted" (or newer one) with the original. However, I've had the exact same problem with regard to "Adobe Type Manager" in the past on my WIN98 PC. I've found the issue to be innocuous, though; but if you're uncertain, and it affects usability (it didn't with me), use the System File Chekcer utility. Keep in mind that SFC will find "updated" or newer versions, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing.

As to the second part of the first post, I agree again. You should be able to extract mxcdex.exe from the cab files.

Best of luck!

- Mark

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by csmith In reply to altered windows sys. file ...

The error message about Adobe is false.
Adobe Type Manager hooks into Windows at a very low level, thus the message.
I am assuming Win98 or higher.
You should not need MSCDEX.EXE unless you have an old proprietary 2 speed CDROM installed in your PC.
Is this message being generated by an old entry in AUTOEXEC.BAT?
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If you need MCCDEX.EXE, is the full path to MSCDEX.EXE in AUTOEXEC.BAT?
(Line in AUTOEXEC.BAT will be C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE or wherever the program is filed.)
Regards, Chris

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