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Old 08-12-2004, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a slight problem.

I read online how to change the start button in Windows XP. It invloved changing explorer.exe in the windows directory. So I copied it, and changed it, and then accidentally deleted the original. I just decided that I hate the one I made, and I wanted to go back to the old one. But now I can't.

So I was wondering if anyone could attach explorer.exe so I can fix my problem?

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Old 08-12-2004, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1st, if u wana change the start button or w/e use stylexp or sumthing and change the whole style, it looks much better. And the file should be on ur windows cd normally
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't find the file on my windows cd, thats the problem.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oh, well how do u atach files here? ill attach mine if its possible, or il send by email.
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well, you can just email it to me at andyhogarth@optonline.net

Thank you soooo much!
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alright 1 sec lemme send it
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god damn it its taking time to attach
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Old 08-12-2004, 06:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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andydude, just type in 'sfc' (without the quotes) at the run command. The system file checker will search for your missing file on the XP CD and replace it on your HDD.
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Thanks for the tip, lone. that's quite handy to know.
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Old 08-12-2004, 11:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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um, I think just copying someone elses explorer.exe would be a bad idea. If you've done that already and are having problems you can always goto dos, edit the system.ini file and change the

shell=explorer.exe

and change it to

shell=progman.exe

boot up and it will boot not to the desktop, but into program manager. from there you can run sfc


oh, forgot to add... when you're done running sfc, restart again in safe mode and go back into system.ini and change

shell=progman.exe

BACK to

shell=explorer.exe

dont screw with anything else in there!!!! man, I'm surprised I remember some of these win9x tricks....
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