[Resolved] Need SERIOUS HELP ASAP!!PLEASE!!

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I have no idea what the heck I did but whatever I did it messed up my whole computer. I can't open internet explorer or any thing else that is on my main drive. Even if I put a cd in and try to install a program I get an error that says "The specified path does not exist. Check path and then try again".

Please help ASAP I can't do anything and my hubby will be upset cause he just formatted 3 days ago.

If I could do a system restore maybe things would be ok but I can't even get into it to do it.

Please I beg you HELP ME!!

I am running XP pro.

Thanks
Lynn
 

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If I reboot and press F8 I get to the screen that asks advanced options. Would selecting Last Known Good Configuration help me or will it make matters worse???
 
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Originally posted by kickrz:
If I reboot and press F8 I get to the screen that asks advanced options. Would selecting Last Known Good Configuration help me or will it make matters worse???
yes - try that first
 

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Argg That didn't work either. Something is majorly screwed up. I want to do a system restore but not sure how I can get to the control panel but when I click on system is says rundll32.exe the specified file does not exist blah blah blah.

I need HELP!!!
Please is there a way to do a system restore from start up???
 
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try booting into safe mode - tap f8 key at boot up then choose safe mode

try system restore from there.
 

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I did try that and it is the same thing I can't get into the system folder.
 
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hmmm - i'm having a think about this now - maybe someone else will have a suggestion....

sit tight - don't worry :)
 
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so if u click start - help & support , then choose system restore - no joy ?
 

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Easier said then done. I am beat tired, pregnant and terrified I wrecked the computer :( I have to get this fixed before my husband finds out!
I appreciate the help and have no choice but to sit and wait.

If you have any other suggestions on how to do a system restore from start up I would appreciate it.

Thanks Again
Lynn
 

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No if I click on start Help and Support I get an error that says helpctr.exe The specified path does not exist.....But I know it does.arggggggg
 
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I have messaged another knowledable member & now we wait.

Make yourself a nice cuppa & try to relax - please.

I'm sure this will be sorted soon ;)
 

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I really do appreciate all your help and PRAY this can be fixed.


Thanks again and again :)

Lynn
 
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Typically XP will automatically restore system files like rundll32.exe

Can yu do a file search for it and let us know where it shows up? Perhaps we can copy it to the system32 folder where it normally belongs.

Also try this: Start > run, enter msconfig

Does it open? Try selecting "launch System Restore", do you get that same error message?

And if I were your hubby I would be much more upset if I formatted months ago rather than days ago. It simply means not too much will be lost if you have to do it again.
 

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Ok I did a search and found it in C:Windows.System32.

Also when I try to run msconfig I get the same error Specified path does not exist. Everything seems to be in the right spot but nothing is comming up. I am trying to figure out what I did to mess it all up. The only thing I can think of was when I took IE6 out of the main startup menu. Also I was having trouble recalling Microsoft Works and when I went to put it in the right directory everything I clicked tried to open in there (works I mean) so I deleted it and that was when nothing would open.

Hope this makes sense cause it is all I can think of that I did.

Thanks. My husband won't be terribly mad but he just doesn't have the time right now to be fixing it. I hate to bother anyone but I would like to fix my own mistake.

Thanks
 
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