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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by steve5566, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. steve5566

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    i deleted some files trying to clear disk space. now i get explorer error when i try to open any program. the deleted items are still in the recycle bin but the won't restore.the explorer error pops up as soon as my desktop comes on screen.once in awhile when starting up i get the message missing or corrupt file c:\atacr\atapimg.sys error in config.sys file on line 1 and c:\atacr\sr_aspi.sys on line 10. i tried reloading windows 98se but it doesn't help
    any help would be appreciated

    steve
     
  2. pvc9

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    Not sure if this will help but worth a try.

    Tap F8 constantly when the system starts. This would start a bootmenu and from the menu select the 5th option I guess which will be Command Prompt. Once at the C:\ prompt type -

    ren config.sys config.bak [enter]

    win [enter]

    Any better?
     
  3. steve5566

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    that didn't help it said duplicate file name or file in use
     
  4. pvc9

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    Ok at the C:\ prompt type -

    ren config.sys config.abcd [enter]

    win [enter]
     
  5. steve5566

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    tried it but still getting explorer performed illegal operation
    also when using f8 at startup it says the two file mentioned earlier are still corrupt or missing
     
  6. pvc9

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    What is/are the exact error message(s)?
     
  7. steve5566

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    it say the following file is missing or corrupted c:\atacr\atapimgr.sys
    there is an error in your config.sys file on line 1
    the following file is missing or corrupted
    c:\atacr\sr_aspi.sys
    there is an error in your config.sys file on line 10

    it doesn't diplay the message every time i startup but i have the problem of explorer perfored illegal operation message pop up constantly in windows i also can't explore in my computer

    thanks for trying to help

    steve
     
  8. steve5566

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    any other ideals on my problem?

    thanks in advance
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    I think you have 2 separate problems.

    Try this, start button, run, then type msconfig and press ok......uncheck the config.sys file and reboot....does that error message go away?
     
  10. steve5566

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    tried that it didn't help
    i was in selective startup so i changed to normal startup and get the following system.ini files missig
    c:\ieplore\iedial.386
    c:\iexplore\vxdpctcp.386
    c:\ieplore\lewcomm.386

    as i said before i try to restore from recycle bin and somtimes it shows the files moving sometimes not but the files don't move it may show the files moving for hours. i always get the explore performed illegal operation message and if i close it it shutdowns the program
     
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    I would reinstall Internet Explorer......your reload of Windows probably changed some file version numbers anyway.......

    and NOT from the 98 cd........what version were you running prior to your overinstall?
     
  12. steve5566

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    i don't know it was an older computer and the software didn't come with it
    i tried to reload my windows 98 upgrade from win95 for my old gateway and was given a message that the 98 upgrade was an older version than was already installed
    the computer came from an insurance office and only had 348mb left on a 2gb hard drive. that was the reason for trying to delete so many programs. if i can't get this working i may reformatt the hard drive but don't know if i would have the drivers and everything else need. my computer i'm using online has windows xp ans i should have all the software to install it on the old computer if i have to (last option)
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    In that case, I would definitely recommend a reformat.....

    Can you download anything? Or get a program to install on it so that it will ID your hardware, that will make it easier to find drivers.


    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
     
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    thank i will try but in windows the exporer error stops most programs
     
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