Windows 98 disaster

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jasonkruys

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I ave recently encountered a problem when using Windows 98. Whenever I try to do ANYTHING on the computer, such as enter display properties, run IE, windows says that it cannot find rgkhqix.exe which it requires to run the file of type 'application'. I think it may have been deleted during an AVG virus scan. I have trawled the net and found no reference to this file, so I can replace. I really cannot afford to do a full reinstall. Please help :(
 

syllinx

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My first sugestion would be to try a registry fixer like norton utilities it has fixed several problems like the one you have.
 
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jasonkruys

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Originally posted by syllinx
My first sugestion would be to try a registry fixer like norton utilities it has fixed several problems like the one you have.
I would if I could, but like I said, I can't even run any applications without it telling me it cant find that file.

Is it windows 98se? Not sure :confused: to be honest its not my computer, its my g/friend's. I think it may well be 98se
 

yoyo

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Can you somehow, maybe from DOS, rename regedit.exe to regedit.com or copy regedit.exe as regedit.com?

Then try to start regedit.com.

If this should work navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
The default value should be nothing else but

"%"%*
 
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jasonkruys

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Originally posted by yoyo
Can you somehow, maybe from DOS, rename regedit.exe to regedit.com or copy regedit.exe as regedit.com?

Then try to start regedit.com.

If this should work navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
The default value should be nothing else but

"%"%*
I'll try that when I get down there later. In the meantime, any other thoughts? Does the aforementioned file even exist in anyone elses win98 install? I have had a quick look on my 98se cd but cant see it :confused:
 

ejm

viking lost down under
#11
Hi m8
Just searched my win98se drive, it has all the latest updates on it, but as far as I'm conserned it has nothing to do with windows as it doesn't exsist on my drive. So your problem seems to be in your registry. Use norton systemworks to fix registry. If problem is still there find the offending party in file associations and delete it.

ejm
 
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jasonkruys

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#12
Originally posted by ejm
Hi m8
Just searched my win98se drive, it has all the latest updates on it, but as far as I'm conserned it has nothing to do with windows as it doesn't exsist on my drive. So your problem seems to be in your registry. Use norton systemworks to fix registry. If problem is still there find the offending party in file associations and delete it.

ejm
Yeah I have searched other systems as well. I would use norton to fix it, but I can't run ANYTHING without it coming up with this error, not even notepad or regedit. funny tho, cos if I go to my favourites and click on a page from the start menu, IE comes up fine, but wont if you click on the icon :confused: . Think I am going to have to tell them the bad news, that a format and re-install is required. Think I'll put Windows ME on it this time, at least them system restore might help them the next time. Obviously I will aslo advise binning AVG and getting Norton AV, I can't help but think this would never have happened with that :p
 

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