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By ranbodxb ·
I am running 2000 XP on my Toshiba Satellite A10

Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 and have received an inbox error repair tool to scanpst.exe
located at drive:/programfiles/commonfiles/systems/msmapi/locale id folder Can not find.

My system restore to an earlier time does not function. Try to reset a date and does not work. Can not change month or date. Changed disc space and still did not help.

I have picked up a virus and can not send or recieve e-mails: When e-mails come in tney are deleted and when I send they stay in a draft folder. Can not delete the draft folder.

Can I download system restore?

the only other option I have is to reboot my system by removing my programs and reinstalling.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.


john tidey

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by deepsand In reply to restore system restore

Try the "Questions" forum; the "Discussion" forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

Post problems such as this to the "Question" forum, rather than the "Discussion" forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that's where they go to look for such.

Additionally there are the benefits that:

1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions comingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.

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You need to reinstall the operating system

by nepenthe0 In reply to restore system restore

John -

From your description, you have so much corruption that you should do a complete OS reinstallation. Save your important files to any suitable backup medium, then format the primary partition in which you will reinstall your operating system.

Grab the original OS disc and do a 'clean' reinstallation. Reinstall your applications. Then recover your files from your backup.

Do not depend upon System Restore - it will fail when you most need it, even if you regularly create manual restore points.

I recommend Norton Ghost (Symantec) which runs ~$70 in U.S. dollars. Make periodic backups of the entire drive to an external hard drive. Should disaster strike, you can recover a working configuration in minutes.

Rick/Portland, OR USA

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uninstall an operating system

by lisa2k65 In reply to You need to reinstall the ...

How do i do a 'clean' uninstall of win XP Pro to do a 'clean' install of XP Home?? Please someone help, i am in school and need it now, not yesterday . . .not mad, just important to me. Please?

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Why on earth would you want to do that?

by deepsand In reply to uninstall an operating sy ...

XP Home is a crippled version of XP.

As for a "clean" install, that simply means beginning with a freshly formatted hard drive; in this case, that completely wipes out all trace of the XP Pro installation.

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