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cfs45

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Whenever I click on the start button , with the right mouse button, to get into explore I find it is blocked out. What can be causing this? I have Windows 98.
 
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Hi cfs45
Are you able to access through my computer?
Are you able to access through start*program?
 
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Don't know for sure why you are blocked but it is easy enough
to install a short cut. Explorer is located at c:\windows\explorer.exe . I drop a shortcut on desktop and in the start menu for easy access anytime.
 
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The link Max19 posted is the reason you are having this problem (very common). Check it out. It's due to the fact that one of your drive letters is unchecked in Tweakui.
 

cfs45

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Thanks for your help, but I don't have Tweakui in my control panel. I uninstalled it about 6 months ago. Any other ideas?
 
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That'll do it too. I just tested it. I unselected a drive in TweakUI and, of course, the Open and Explore options were not available when right-clicking on Start. I then uninstalled TweakUI and they options are still unavailable. You're going to need to reinstall TweakUI and check all the drives again.
 

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G to Start>Run, type regedit. Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Click once on the Explorer key to highlight it.

In the right pane you now ought to see a value 'nodrives'

Doubleclick it. Change its value from 01 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00.

Close Regedit, and reboot.

Good luck,
 

cfs45

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Hi Tony,
When I go through the steps you outlined, I get to the edit binary value window which is 0000 E0 DF FF 03 aBy. Is this what you want me to change to 0000 00 00 00? Thanks
 

cfs45

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Hi ,
Still having problems with the explore being blocked out when trying to use the right mouse button on start. I reinstalled Tweakui , checked A, C, & D drives, clicked apply, and still explore is blocked out. Any other suggestions? Thanks
 

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Try this:
Go back to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
Now just highlight the value Nodrives in the right pane, and choose delete.
Subsequently, reboot.

That ought to work.

Good luck,
 

cfs45

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Hi Tony,
The last posting did the trick. Thanks a lot for your help. I have one more question. When I ran the ad-aware, it told me to delete the webhancer. Will this cause any problems? Once again thanks.
 

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Providing you have the latest version of Ad-Aware, have installed the latest reflist update, and you reboot after running Ad-Aware (this is vital), no, it won't.

Regarding the reflist updates: http://www.lavasoftusa.net/aaw/binary/reflist.zip
Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

Second, download this Winsock fix and save it somewere: http://www.lavasoft.de/aaw/binary/whndnfix.zip
Should your Winsock registry key ever get corrupted by incorrect removal of WebHancer, NewDotNet, or for some other reason, here's an easy way to restore defaults.

Good luck,
 
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