NEED HELP QUICK!!! please help!! HURRY

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bubbabyte, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. Bubbabyte

    Bubbabyte Guest

    i used a program like Logon UI, except instead of a logonui.exe i used a explorer.exe by accident. My computer reboooted and i'm stuck in the System Account....i cannot open any programs or it will say (not enough quota to run this application) the only way i got on here is because windows update opened up.....then i went from there....i need to switch explorers back......there has got to be some pro's here that know some back alleys through windows......i cannot open up system restore.......i put in my xp disc and it iwll not install......i tried booting from my cd rom...but it own't upgrade the installation it will just delete everything i have and do a fresh one.......please help......
    where can i find a back up of explorer.exe
    when i first log in to the system account.......it says something about it can't find /status what does that mean..and how can i change that......
    i need help bad......
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    you'd have to get into windows explorer...then goto your windows dir then system32...then the dllcache dir and use the explorer from there..hope it helps man =o(
     
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I'm not sure what your problem is. You corrupted your explorer.exe file?

    put your XP disk in the drive and open a command window. Type sfc /scannow. Hopefully it will replace anything that's whacked and give you your computer back.
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    You can open a command window from IE by going to File> Open> Browse (select 'all files' for the search). and look for the 'cmd.exe' file in your 'system32' folder.
     
  5. Bubbabyte

    Bubbabyte Guest

    thank you so much

    Thanks soooo much to everyone that helped out with my problem......i'm back up and running.....what a weird mishap.....i couldn't open anything.....i was stuck in the admin account....Lonman i tried what you said, but i kept getting the same message.....not enough quota to run this command! so i threw in the xp disc and booted from the disc......it gave me the option of a clean install, or repair.....so obviously i picked repair....well what that had in store was to reboot and run a repair from inside your account......well that wasn't gonna happen.......so i tried again booting from the cd.....and after about 5 tries and reading every little thing the setup said........i found that if you pick clean install......it checks your discs, blah blah blah......but just before it goes to the clean install it gives you one more choice if you want to repair.....so once again i picked yes.....and it worked...deleted all system files and copied new ones.......
    one big problem when all this was happening was that while in admin account i could open explorer....(you could only have one program open at once....and it seemed explorer was one of the only ones) i thought i could just copy from the dllcache to the system folder.......well that worked perfect....only problem was.....the settings couldn't be saved...lol.....there was no shut down button......and the log off button didn't work......
    how weird is all this..........

    lesson to people out there......no matter hoe qualified you are with computers....shit can happen, and it usually does.

    thanks to everyone that tried to help out........i really REALLY appreciate it......

    message to Mods.....i'm really sorry about all the repeat messages on all forums......i apologize
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I'm glad you're up and running. I guess some things just aren't covered in the textbooks, lol. :D :p