Solved: iexplore corrupt help

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jfk

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Can anyone help?

every time i connect to the internet i get a message saying?

WINDOWS/PREFETCH/IEXPLORE.EXE.271222324.PF IS CORRUPT AND UNREADABLE

I RUN ON WINDOWS XP SP2

:confused:
 
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Delete the contents of the Prefetch folder. (Not the folder itself, just the contents.)
They will be recreated on your next boot, (Your next boot may be slower than normal)

It is located at C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

To access the Prefetch folder, you will need to show hidden files and folders.

To do this, follow these steps:

To configure Windows XP to show all files

In Windows XP, on the taskbar, click Start > My Computer.
Click the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
On the View tab, uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files. Then, under the "Hidden files" folder, click Show hidden files and folders.
If you see a warning message, click Yes.
Click Apply.
Click OK.
 
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random aside. What does the Prefetch folder actually do? I've been told you can delete it permanently, and that helps speed up the cpu? Is that a myth?
 
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Glad to here it jfk (y)


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I am not quite sure if it is a myth or not, but this link will provide a brief explanation about the Prefetch folder, I have been advised not to empty it on a regular basis as this may in fact slow your system. (Not sure about that either though) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1683520,00.asp
 
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