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Accidentally Uninstalled Important Yahoo! Hardware And Cant Recover

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by steve14625, Nov 3, 2005.

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  1. steve14625

    steve14625 Thread Starter

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    a 'friend' of mine told me he could make my computer go faster by deleting many things out of my 'add/remove' files. there was a ton of yahoo! files (yahoo! mail, messenger, links, ect.)
    apperently now yahoo doesnt understand any commands i give it -
    example - i type in 'hotels' for the search engine and i should get 1 of like 500,000 responses but it comes back saying doesnt understand, check spelling/ capitalization.
    i also cant open any attatched e-mails.

    basically something was removed and i cant recover it. can someone please help.
     
  2. EAFiedler

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    Hi steve14625

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    It doesn't sound like your friend did you any favors.
    It also sounds like they deleted items out of your directories and did *not* uninstall programs.
    Your mail files are not located in Add Remove Programs.

    How long ago did this occur?
    What operating system are you using?
    What e-mail program do you use?
    Have you tried System Restore to see if that corrects the problem?

    Let us know.
     
  3. steve14625

    steve14625 Thread Starter

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    This happened aboot a week ago - i've even call yahoo! personally -
    Im using Windows 98 and the e-mail program i'm using is yahoo! mail (if thats what you're referring to)
    lastly, i will definately try Systems Restore but if that doesnt work i may tweak out!
     
  4. sekirt

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    You don't have System Restore.

    It's difficult to say what the damage was. Does your "friend" have any idea what was uninstalled/deleted? Possibly IE had some files removed? What version of IE do you have?

    Try to repair IE. Start->Run. Type: msinfo32 Click OK. When System Information opens, click Tools and choose Internet Explorer Repair Tool. You may need your Windows 98 CD.

    sekirt
     
  5. brushmaster1

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    If restoring IE doesn't help, you do have system restore (of a sort).

    Restart in MSDOS Mode and type SCANREG /RESTORE and hit "Enter". Select a date prior to the start of the problem (but not the oldest date)...
     
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