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My PCs "res:" protocol is broken

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zenoxio, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. Zenoxio

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    I have Windows XP Home SP2. My res: protocol is broken. For what the protocol is, read this:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mind/0199/cutting/cutting0199.asp
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/networking/predefined/res.asp

    Anytime a page/program is opened using res, the entire process/program freezes. Which means the following programs freeze for me (just to name a few):
    -IE Tab for Firefox
    -Windows Media Player
    -Trillian MiniBrowser

    Doing sfc /scannow did not fix the problem. This is a big problem, because anything that uses the protocol cannot be used. Can anyone help me? I am not going to reinstall my entire OS. Thanks.
     
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    I've tried Googling, but found nothing. I have done a virus scan and a spyware clean.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    I forgot to mention, I've tried reinstalling IE and using chkdsk as well.
     
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    Wow, thats messed up. You did pretty good with tracking down the specific problem, but to fix that it would require someone very skilled at working with XP files. That is a system file corruption, and I did not see any information on what specific file contains the res protocol.

    Good luck.
     
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    Anyone else has any idea?
     
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    You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

    REGISTRY WARNING: The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically-knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible.

    I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please give this a try and print it out for reference

    How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

    Remember to always keep a backup of two things:

    Your registry and your data. You will never be sorry.
     
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    I have already tried a registry repair, didn't help.
     
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    Yeah I already looked through Microsoft's site, didn't find anything useful.
     
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