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ummm...yeah i did the change start button thing and like i had it all goin but i wanted to change the icon and like i did somethin wrong and explorer wont come back. When i try to start it under porcesses it says not win-32 complaint or w/e. What do i do?
 

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o duh...i didnt think of that cause the start menu wasnt there so i didnt even think of look for it :S. I will try that and see if it works
 

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could try sfc /scannow from cmd line .. should check explorer and replace it I would think if there is a problem w/ it.
 

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ummm...yeah...it asks for the xp cd...and its not the same cd i used to install xp. I kinda scratched the xp cd up so much that it would work nomore :S. So i my dads gf made me a copy of her but i have never installed windows with the cd she made...so does this mean i prob gotta reinstall windows again?
 

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shouldn't matter as long as its same XP version as you have ... doesn't check codes or anything ... just files :)
 

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then how come it says it isnt the right cd?
 

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does it ask for XP or SP1 disc? sometimes it wants a SP1 disc in which case you need to make one. :(
 

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Could be the Gran's CD has SP1 on it.

Or you could have the XP Corp Verison on the machine.

Or you could have XP Pro and Gran had XP Corp.

Or one could be XP Home.

Plan A -
Try it with your original XP CD. You may get lucky and the scartches won't be in a critical data area.

Plan B -
Figure out what is really on your comp and find someone with the same CD version and have them bring it over to try the repair.


Plan C -
Make backups of everything. CD blanks are only 10 cents in bulk.
 

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i unno where u got grans from? and i know for sure that it dont have sp1 on it...and i know its pro cause it says pro on the cd. Also i dont have my cd anymore since it wouldnt even read it :S
 

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Looks like Plan C then... burn backups and reformat.
 

2z

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just do a repair install
no need to backup & format

*_*
 
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i unno where u got grans from? and i know for sure that it dont have sp1 on it...and i know its pro cause it says pro on the cd. Also i dont have my cd anymore since it wouldnt even read it :S

Just give the local microsoft distributor in your country the closest one a call.
Explain your cd got rubbished, say the dog ate it or something if you must now listen don't take NO for an answer ask them to replace the CD, cost about £10 + P&P.
 

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