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recovery of win 95 "uninstalllms.exe" & "win.inifile"

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by challenged, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. challenged

    challenged Thread Starter

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    Inherited IBM Aptiva PC. Need to delete old programs to have space on the harddrive to install AOL; however, the "uninstallms.exe" and the "win.infile" are missing. Is there anyway to recover these files?

    Without the ability to remove old programs the PC is of no use. Won't be able to get online. Can't even print Word documents.
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    What are the programs that you're trying to uninstall?

    For the win.ini, try this.

    Go to Run and type SYSEDIT

    In there should be the win.ini.

    Also, uninstallms.exe may be a trojan, so if its not here, that may be a good sign.

    However, as this isn't online, can we see a copy of your startup:

    Go here and download Startup Log. Doubleclick, allow the DOS window to close, then copy/paste the contents here:

    http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/downloads/download.php/id/37

    Regards

    eddie
     
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