How Do I Repair Windows

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kev59, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    When i turned on my sons computer it has a file missing. So i have tried to repair windows from my xp disk but it asking for a administrators password. Any clues to what it is !!
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Unless you set one during install it is blank.
     
  3. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Have not set one just pressed return and it just goes to the next line and it says windows
     
  4. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    then your good to go - would advise setting an admin pass though
     
  5. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    but how do you go tried pressing return just says windows again on the next line
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yes then it means you are at the right place

    c:\windows <--- correct, enter the commands you need to replace/repaire the file/folder(s)
     
  7. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    what is the right command and how do you type it in
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    How about we start from the beginning. What is the missing file?
     
  9. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok thanks here it is
    Explorer.exe unable to locate component
    Browseui.dll was not found
     
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    copy C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\browseui.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll

    copy that line - as long as the file in is the dll cache folder you should be fine - if not try

    expand x:\I386\BROWSEUI.DL_ C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll - replacing x with the drive letter of your cd drive

    edit: j79zlrbeat me to it :D