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    HELPPPPPP

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    by msn ·

    I ran disk clean up the other day…and stupidly went to advance ….I unchecked all the boxes but one …but it cleaned everything…took out my explorer, email…and whatever else…I tried to run restore and of course it won’t …I have got explorer and mail back…but now whenever I click on a link in my email or any other programs installed on my computer they won’t open, links work fine on web pages just not anything installed
    like my email…yahoo messenger links etc. I am using a compaq presario so just installing certain files from a windows cd is impossible..Any Ideas?

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    • #2515031

      Clarifications

      by msn ·

      In reply to HELPPPPPP

      Clarifications

    • #2515013

      Repair possibilities

      by p.j.hutchison ·

      In reply to HELPPPPPP

      First make sure your C:\Documents and Settings\username folder exits and all the subfolders eg. Application Data, Local Settings, Desktop, Documents, Sendto and so on.

      Next open a command prompt and type CHKDSK C: to make sure the File system is ok. Use /F if it finds some errors.

      Run a SFC /SCANNOW command to make sure all your system files are correct and present.

      Let me know how you get on…

      • #2515970

        I think I am in trouble

        by msn ·

        In reply to Repair possibilities

        in c:/docs and settings …no application data folder..no local settings folder..no send to folder…only desktop,contacts, favs, shared, start, windows(which has nothing in it)….
        Ran checkdsk c: came up warning f parameter is not specified running chkdsk in read-only mode,
        it did its thing and closed…Ran sfc/scannow…it ran its course than closed

        Thanks

        • #2515935

          Create a new profile

          by drmicro ·

          In reply to I think I am in trouble

          Create a new profile (which will use the settings in C:\Documents and Settings\Default User and also incorporate the settings in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.)

          Copy your email, pictures, documents, music, and whatever’s left from your current damaged profile. Once you have the new profile set up (you may have to reinstall some programs or programs setups that only went with your profile), you can delete your old account and profile.

        • #2515897

          I will try but…

          by msn ·

          In reply to Create a new profile

          I will try that later…I am in the middle of broadcasting right now…but just to let you know…those folders…application data and local and all those are not in all users or any other user.
          Don’t know if that will make a difference?

        • #2515879

          Profiles

          by p.j.hutchison ·

          In reply to I will try but…

          All users profile contains shared data and does not have an Application Data folder or a Local Settings folder. The ‘Default User’ folder does but that folder and some subfolders are hidden by default.
          Use Folder Options to unhide files and folders for you, then you might see them.

        • #2515864

          Thanks

          by msn ·

          In reply to Profiles

          Ok then I do have those folders under my user name….So if I create a new user …should everything work again?

        • #2514995

          That didn’t work either

          by msn ·

          In reply to Thanks

          Made a new profile…
          started email…reput in everything…tried to click on a link…wouldn’t work

          Any other ideas?
          Thanks for your time

        • #2514819

          Fresh install

          by p.j.hutchison ·

          In reply to Thanks

          I suggest a fresh install of Windows again to fix this problem.

        • #2517050

          Repair MSIE

          by drmicro ·

          In reply to Thanks

          Before you start from scratch, try repairing Internet Explorer with IEFIX; that may restore your clickable links.

          http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

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