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Error with explore.exe HELP!!!

By gumbytech ·
Is there some way I can restore my explore.exe file? I have 2 physical hard drives. The first one used to be called C: The other one had 2 partitions on it and E: Now, when I can get a prompt, my original C: is gone. The is now C: and theE: is now I am running Windows 98 and the drives are FAT32.

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by 1stladytech In reply to Error with explore.exe HE ...

You don't need to restore explore.exe, you need to find out why your first hdd is not there, failure of hdd, reset cmos settings? The Windows directory and system is usually on drive c:, what you are getting is the errors that are trying to find software that is not there, since you now have your second harddrive as your first bootable drive. Check all cables, and settings and determine if your hdd died first.

Vickie

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Error with explore.exe HE ...

The hard drives are recognized when I start the computer and go into setup. Also, I know it isn't a virus, I didn't open anything. The last thing I did on the last day that my machine worked was run windows update, and installed the critical updates.

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by Albert Franco II In reply to Error with explore.exe HE ...

It does sound like the Windows update has screwed things up.

Do you have a startup diskette? If not make one on another machine. Copy the program FDisk.exe to it.

Now start up your bad machine from the diskette. Do you see C,D, and E?

If C is present browse it using the DOS dir and cd commands. What does it look like? Is everything more or less there? Or is it empty?

If it doesn't show up then start FDisk on the diskette. Use the options to drive details and switch from one drive toanother. Is C there or has it been deactivated or moved? DO NOT MAKE OR ERASE ANY PARTITIONS YET!

These are the first diagnostic steps to figuring out what went wrong. Based on what you find in these steps there are others for recovering your setup.

Do this first then post then results. Or you can write me directly at apf2@apf2.com

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