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Changing Root Name In File Paths

Q: Changing Root Name In File Paths

I'm trying to figure out how to change my file path names. The system name on my computer is Tsula but all paths still say the 'Owner' thing.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Music\Enya\Enya (new age)\2005 - Amarantine

Know how to fix it? x3

A: Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151 Louis

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I have a program that plays music on VB 2008 Express Edition. It accesses music from my memory stick because I'm going to need to move the program to another computer. However, the memory stick was always listed under the J:\ drive, but now randomly it's listed under the K:/ drive. Is there a way so that I can just get the music "into" the program so that it can just play the music no matter what computer it is on. P.S. I also need to get this program to run on XP, and the file path is E:\, I'm afraid that since mine changed randomly, the XP computer I'm moving it to will also change randomly.

Please Help!
 

A:File Paths Changing Randomly

You can change the drive letter by going to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and them going into Computer Management, there is a section called Disk Management which will show all connected drives, from there you can change the drive path.
 

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I'm having an issue with Windows Media Player for Windows 7.

I imported a bunch of playlists and their associated music files from an XP machine to my new Win7 machine, and some of the music files aren't playing - Media Player simply says that there was "an error" with no further explanation given, but this error only occurs with files with a certain file path.

On my XP machine a large chunk of my music files were located in C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\My Documents\My Music\[artist name]\[song title] as .wma files. I know that in Win7 the Documents and Settings subdirectory was replaced by Users or something - that's not the real problem, because for all my other music files, the file paths as shown in my WMP playlists will adjust themselves automatically and play the music files correctly no matter where the files are moved. My issue stems from the fact that WMP is not correcting the file paths for the files located in Documents and Settings the way it is for all the other files. There is no way to edit the file paths in WMP, or I would have tried that.

This is not the first time I've moved my XP playlists to a Win7 machine, but on my previous attempts I have had no problem simply copying all my music to one folder and playing them in WMP. So I'm not sure why it's not working this time.

I would prefer to avoid rebuilding all my playlists by hand - I really don't think that should be necessary, since as I said I've moved all my data from an XP to a W... Read more

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Hello! I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD for boot and main programs and use my 1TB HDD for general programs and media storage. The thing is I want it to by default install to my D:\ drive.

Now the only solution I see is editing the registry ProgramFilesDir - Which has some serious flaws. It will attempt to launch every program off of the D:\ drive even when it is stored on C:\ and about 9 out of 10 times, it still default installs to C:\.

Does anyone have a fix for this?

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There is an Excel App on our network that gets used by multiple users. In this app there are some VLookups that pull information from other spreadsheets. The problem we are having is that the physical paths in the VLookups are being changed to relative paths. Instead of using L:\Files\somefile.xls it changes to \\server\share\somefile.xls.

When this happens the VLookup stops working, it's odd because both paths are legetimate but only the one with the physical path works. This is happening on several different spreadsheets and the formulas have to continualy remapped.

All users are using Office 97 but the OS are mixed, Win ME, 2000 and 98. Any ideas?

Here are the Vlookups:

Before
=VLOOKUP($C18,'L:\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

After
=VLOOKUP($C18,'\\server01\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

 

A:Paths changing in VLookups (Excel)

Hi, Tal. I suspected, so I confirmed with someone else here at work, that your users have drives mapped differently and they really need to be the same.
 

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When I first installed Win 7 I simply went with the default user name of "Owner". I wouldn't mind changing it now but I'm concerned about the effect on my shortcuts and so on.

If I rename it, will Windows go through and automatically update all the shortcuts and program paths and so on? My gut reaction is "Of course it will" but I've learned to be cautious with Windows! Will I end up with a lot of tidying up to do?

A:Will changing username mess up paths?

Only the username will be changed. The c:\users\<username> path does not get changed and this can lead to more confusion.

Better method:

1) Create two new accounts. One in the username you want, and one temporary...you can even call it TEMP if you like.

2) Log in as TEMP. Use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate all files and settings from your old account to the new one you just created.

3) When this is complete, log in as your new user and make sure everything is there and working.

4) Delete your old user and TEMP.

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Hi friends!

I'm experiencing a very strange bug with a custom library. On the odd occasion when I open an explorer pane and navigate to my library on the left-hand side, two of my included folders - which are both located in 'C:\Program Files\...' will change to a non-existent 'C:\Program Files (x86)\...' version of the same folder. If I click on that folder in the library pane it will tell me the folder doesn't exist.

It happens infrequently but often enough to be annoying. It's not immediately clear what causes it or why it stops. When it happened just now I closed all open explorer panes and opened a new one, and the library displayed the correct 'non x86' folder structure.

Any idea what causes this and how it can be avoided?

Thanks!

Adam

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I changed the user name from "user001" to "user888". That changed the name on the login/logout screens. But the user folders and paths all stayed with the old name "user001". As a result some things, like the name installed programs will grab and use, are still called "user001".

Is there a way, short of re-installing Windows, to change all the appropriate folders, paths and registry entries to read "user888" and get rid of the old user name completely?

A:Changing the User Folders (and paths)

You may want to create a new account and move the user files over to that new account. Then delete the old account.

A good explanation can be found from Brink below:
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

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On my desktop-computer i have shared some folders with my home network. Then i changed their paths, as i reorganized myself. Now it seems, when I acces the network, those folders paths dont seem to be updated, as i cant access them.

I can now of course "unshare", rename and share them again, which makes them again accessible through the network, but the old "folder names" still remain. why is that, how can i correct it?

Same problem with some old "synched folders".

A:shared folder and changing their paths

Curious, where do the old 'folder names' remain? Just in the drop down menu under 'Map network drive ...'?

If so those paths are saved in your registry.

Best Wishes,
R?nce

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By default, programs install to the same drive that the currently running OS is installed on. What I'm trying to do, is to tell it to install programs to another drive/partition.

This way, if I needed to reformat and reinstall the OS, the bulk of my programs will remain intact.

I've read other forums and they've given skeptical answers to indicate that it can't be done, but I figured I'd pose the question here myself.
 

A:Automatically changing program install paths

Yea, mostly games are what I had in mind.

I always move the My Documents folder to a completely different physical drive upon each OS installation (I've been reformatting a lot lately due to instablity with recent hardware upgrades).

I've gotten into the habit of keeping multiple, up-to-date copies of select Application Data--most importantly, Firefox browser data. Switching between a laptop and desktop regularly, I also am able to perodically sync the two systems with the same bookmarks, cookies, saved passwords, and the like.

I've heard there's a way to do it remotely with FireFox so you can import them from anywhere, but for this particular purpose I'm more comfortable keeping the information in my grasp.
 

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Hiyas

Here's my story. I've just managed to change a systems boot letter from E:\ to C:\. The machine is working fine now, but all the programs that were installed are still looking in E:\ which no longer exsists. I've gone through and changed a few of these paths manually, but after an hour of that i realised it'll take far too long to do it this way.

What i'm looking for is a tool to look through the registry and replace all instances of "E:\" with "C:\". Does anyone know if such a product is available? It's be a great help.

Thanks in advance
BW
 

A:Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Good luck. This is going to turn out to be a real PITA, as I suspect you're finding out.
 

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Hi, new to these forums so I really hope I'm posting this up in the right subforum.

Long story: My old hard drive was dying, and after installing a new one I used this "EaseUS" program to clone the old HDD's data onto the new one. This worked fine except for the fact that all of my shortcuts stopped functioning because the letter assigned to the new HDD was different from the old HDD.

Is there any easy, automatic way of making all shortcuts point to the new file path? Or do I have to manually change the hard drive letter in each shortcut's properties?

A:Changing letter assigned to HDD, need to edit program paths to match.

just reasign new icon back

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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

I am trying to set a file path for a folder, but I need the folder to go to the current username, instead of my username. For example..

C:\Users\Matt\Documents\ - Is my current path

I want it to be C:\Users\*THEIR USER NAME*\Documents\

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

You can use the path below for a universal profile path instead.

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Im new to windows 10, i upgraded from windows 7. I am beyong annoyed with the File looking for is here, there, in that folder and dont forget the folder under it lol. I sync my phone to pc for Dropbox, Files starts to sync and im seeing the same file syncing over and over like 4 times, along with the annoying windows sounds each time. I look to see where they are going and one goes to a folder
Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
Network-THEBRANSCUMS201-Users-Branscum-Dropbox
and here
C-users-craig and lisa-Dropbox

i could go on but im confusing my self even more...Please i dont need all them access points for the same file ...Could some one explain this to me
 

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.




Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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Hello,

A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?


c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,
Bob

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd861346.aspx

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/l...33(WS.10).aspx

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I use WinAso Registry Optimizer; when I run it my computer crashes when it gets to Invalid File Paths, but when I remove the invalid file paths flag, it completes the process just fine. I would like some advice on correcting invalid file paths...thanks.
 

A:Invalid File Paths

Don't use registry cleaners. If you continue to use them, chances are that crashes will be among the least of your problems. Those things are junk, do only harm, and you should be thankful you were even able to reboot. Performance is not improved by using them, they remove needed entries, and they create their own "errors" so that they can "fix" them, making worse errors in the process.
 

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So I've been trying to use system file checker, and encountered a problem where it can't repair a file. I found this page detailing how to manually fix the problem:

Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

I was fine until step 2, where it says

"For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\extremely_simplified_example.dll"

The problem is, my CBS.log file says stuff like:

Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"

and I don't know how to translate that into a path to use with the takeown command. I searched for that file using explorer and found a dozen different copies, so I'm not sure which one to replace.

Semi-related questions: Can I just replace them all? I'm planning on using a copy of the file from a similar system that works, is that ok?

Thanks!

A:Help understanding CBS.log file paths

Hello Southbound, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those instructions there are fine, but just a bit vague. OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can help give you only the SFC results to help make it easier to go through.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Next, the tutorial below can show you how to extract files from your installation disc to replace any listed files that SFC cannot repair.Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Before doing anything, please post back and upload your sfcdetails.txt file to see what all may be wrong, and if it any file that cannot be repaired is worth worrying about.Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
To help interrupt what it says to know the path:Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
The first line says that SFC cannot repair the FWPKCLNT.SYS file.

The second line is the path of the file. "SystemRoot" is a variable "%SystemRoot%" that is actually just a shortcut for "C:\Windows". This leaves you with the file path as:C:\Windows\WinSXS\Manifests\FWPKCLNT.SYS
Doing a search on the C: drive for the listed FWPKCLNT.SYS file would help give you all of it's locations if needed as well.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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after i run winaso registry cleaner/optimizer i get a messeage that i need to delte invalid files path

how do i do that ??????????

A:invalid file paths ???

Do yourself a favor, and if a registry cleaner offers to do something you don't understand, decline. It's far easier to clean the system to death than to actually fix something with a registry cleaner.

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ive done 3 re installs and this rootkit persists first off when i boot up i cant even press f8 if i wanted to it takes me straight to boot manager  my search and destroy finds changed master boot records and also ive never seen any volumes like this in disk part
 
 
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
 
when i did rootkit scan it brings up files that i dont even get shown in windows explore im hoping by looking at the log yall will see the probelm because ive been dealing with this for so long its too much to type thank you in advance for the help and sorry for grammar. also every malware scan i do shows changed registry , in task manager network traffic shows all kinds of users named SYSTEM, AUTHENTICATED USERS , ADMINISTraTORS , some with ( BULT IN) and some with ( NT AUTHORITY) il let yall ask specific questions because i have so muh in fo ut not sure whihc of it is relevant.
 
 

1DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 
Run by Jake at 16:31:57 on 2013-02-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3839.1246 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
FW: McAfee Fire... Read more

A:ROOT kit changing mbr

Hi,
 
Is this a duplicate post?

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ive done 3 re installs and this rootkit persists first off when i boot up i cant even press f8 if i wanted to it takes me straight to boot manager  my search and destroy finds changed master boot records and also ive never seen any volumes like this in disk part
 
 
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
 
when i did rootkit scan it brings up files that i dont even get shown in windows explore im hoping by looking at the log yall will see the probelm because ive been dealing with this for so long its too much to type thank you in advance for the help and sorry for grammar. also every malware scan i do shows changed registry , in task manager network traffic shows all kinds of users named SYSTEM, AUTHENTICATED USERS , ADMINISTraTORS , some with ( BULT IN) and some with ( NT AUTHORITY) il let yall ask specific questions because i have so muh in fo ut not sure whihc of it is relevant.
 
 

1DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 
Run by Jake at 16:31:57 on 2013-02-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3839.1246 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
FW: McAfee Fire... Read more

A:ROOT kit changing mbr

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
 
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
===
 
Nothing suspicious was found on your DDS logh
 
Please Download
TDSSKiller.zip
 
>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.
Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.
If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue 

If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue

If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file will appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

 
Download http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.exe (aswMBR.exe)  to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it 
 

Click the "Scan" button to start scan.  
Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <... Read more

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I've had the asian language pack installed on my laptop for awhile now and I know of a similar issue that involves the Korean won symbol, fortunately that never happened to me and I use my computer to type Korean frequently. I was attempting to get a program to run in Japanese to help out one of my friends, and after a restart; anywhere there's a file path it shows the &#65509; instead of \.

I know there's no difference aside from appearance, but it's really annoying to look at it.

I've uninstalled the program and looked around the Regional and Language options, policy settings, and about anywhere I can think of, maybe I missed it somewhere, but I can't find a way to revert it. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 

A:Yen symbol () instead of backslash in file paths.

Shameless bump.
 

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Hello everyone! New here with this problem, hope I'm entering it under the right category (if not, sorry)

I have a local and a network folder embeded in a tiddlywiki page in iframes.
They both contain folders, .doc and .xls files with both greek and english names.
I've set up the open office plugin to show the aforementioned files within browser, so the frames work as
a sort of view area (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=94384&page=2 ).

At the same time I need to be able to open the folders / files in their native windows environment.
The above configuration doesn't allow that as .doc and .xls links open in the open office environment by default.

A number of firefox add-ons (Open With 4.0 / https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11097/,
IE Tab 2 / https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/92382/) provide the functionality to open firefox links in different browsers and/or programs.

I've set up explorer, winword.exe and excel.exe as manual entries in the Open With add-on which allows you to right click on firefox links and select to open them with these applications. Other add-ons allow you to do the same thing with internet explorer or a chosen application.

They all present the following problem:

The plugin works perfectly when opening the folder file:///C:/a with explorer
and the files file:///C:/a/a.doc with winword and file:///C:/a/a.xls with excel.exe.

But I get a path does not exist or is not a directory error when... Read more

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OK, here is my problem... I reinstalled Windows XP and accidentally installed it on my D: drive. Now I want to change the system folders, prog files, etc and make the C: drive my default one. Is there any way to do this WITHOUT having to reinstall XP again?

thanks in advance
 

A:Changing root drive in XP?

No.
 

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when i first got my computer i came up with a lofty way of partitioning my 16o gb hard drive into different sections for different purposes like media partition and a system and a possible linux/ UNIX partition. but i haven't followed my plan and my f ( 60 g's) drive is almost full and my E drive ( 50 g's ) is completely empty can i combine the drives without messing up all of my file paths? maybe if i named the new drive f it would change anything? e is completely empty though
 

A:Partitioning hard drives and file paths

Well, yes if you use a program like Partition Magic that does non-destructive partitioning you can then id the partition as F, and not have lost your paths.
 

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I have a bunch of music stored on Z/```music, and in a playlist. However, I wish to move the music to E/```music, but not have to go through the process of recreating a playlist

Is there a quick way to do this?

A:How to change file paths for music in WMP playlist

here's a real nifty way to move folders to a different location..
Add Copy To / Move To on Windows 7 or Vista Right-Click Menu - How-To Geek

good luck

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Hi,

When i open file dialog (saving/open files) i also get list of old path that are not existing any more.

how i can remove it ?

thanks.

A:how to remove file dialog suggested paths?

Hello Igalep,

This may be able to help. It will be the same location used for Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Delete Typed Paths

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

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A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on DonationCoder.com specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion - DonationCoder.com

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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Can you supply the correct paths and file names for initiating programmes to view files in
Powerpoint
Visio
Excel

These are needed so that when a user clicks wants to view a document referenced in Q-Pulse
the system ensures the correct programme is launched. This does not happen all the time
when older files are stored with unusual extensions.
 

A:correct paths and file names for initiating programmes

nik, these could be different on anyone's PC.

If you're looking for the executable file paths, just do a find for the following files and note the folder they're stored in:

PowerPoint: powerpnt.exe
Excel: excel.exe
Visio: visio32.exe (I'm pretty sure about this one, not positive)
 

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I have just changed from XP where I used random photos as my screensaver and I had the option to show the file path which was an effective caption. With photos going back many years it was always enjoyable as the photos brought back memories. I am now using Photos as my screensaver in Windows 7 but I can't find any way to show file path / captions. Can anybody help please?

A:How do I display file paths when using Photos as a screen saver

Welcome to Seven Forums romper. It can't be done natively in 7, but if you still have your XP PC, people report success in copying ssmypics.scr from their XP machine to the Window 7 C:\windows\System32 directory. Open the Screen Saver Settings window and select the My Pictures Slideshow option, and voil?!

A Guy

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I mistakenly deleted the contents of a user's account folder and was unable to replace the sub-folders manually or by pasting empty ones from another account. If I try to use the account to save files, I just get an error message saying that the folder xxx or file path doesn't exist, depending on where I am trying to save them. This is not just a long filename error and I am afraid that I have caused problems for the user that would affect any Windows 8 account he opens in future, because of Microsoft syncing. What do you suggest?

A:How to reset a user's deleted sub-folders/file paths?

Do you mean you've deleted the entire user folder in the root of C:\Users?

If so, just forget about it, unless you need to restore actual data. Simply create a new user after deleting the old one:

Code:
net user /delete DeletedUserNameHere


You can see the list of user names with

Code:
net user

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In C:\Documents and Settings\User I have 2 folders:

Start Menu
Favorites

The files within the Start Menu folder, as an example, have the path: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu.

If I rename the Start Menu folder to, say, xxxxStart Menu, and view path of the files in the folder again, the path remains the same C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu instead of what I expected to be C:\Documents and Settings\User\xxxxStart Menu

The same applies for Favorites.

Additionally, I can leave the renamed xxxxStart Menu folder in Documents and Settings\User and create a new folder of the same name (xxxxStart Menu) and it allows me to do this--even though both names are the same!

1) Is this normal?
2) Why is this?
3) Are these some kind of "special" folders that Windows XP treats differently?
4) Why doesn't this happen for other folders like Desktop, Cookies, Local Settings, SendTo, and Application Data?

Thanks.
 

A:Xp File Paths Question, pertains to Favorites and Start Menu

Are these some kind of "special folders"Click to expand...

That is exactly what they are called. For more detailed information:http://www.answers.com/topic/special-folders. Also check out the links at the bottom of the page for more details.
moper
 

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Hi,
Is there a resource available on MS website where I can get a list of channel/files paths associated with MS Event log source types.

For instance, event logs
MS Event Log - DHCP Admin
MS Event Log - DHCP Operational
Windows 2008 Vista EventLog Failover Clustering
Have the following channels:
Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client/Admin
Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client/Operational
Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering/Operational
Thanks
Ikram

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Hello.

I am currently using Skydrive to synchronize files and folders between my home and office computers. I created an Excel file which has hyperlinks linking to files located under the same folder as the Excel file on the local hard disk.
In the past I was using Excel 2010 and the synching would work fine. I would open the excel file in any of the two computers and when I clicked on the hyperlinks the file stored on the local hard disk would open. Recently I purchased Office 360 and suddenly the paths in the hyperlinks linking to the files were changed from a local relative location I.e. \test.xlsx! to a cloud address I.e. http://d.docs.live.net/afodfldfad/test.xlsx. On top of that even if I click on the hyperlink the file does not open.
Also Skydrive keeps creating copies of the files at random with the name of the computer where it was modified at the end I.e. test-Home-PC.xlsx.

Anybody know the reason for this and a way around it?

Thanks.
 

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Hi,

Changing setting Security on root folder returns access is denied for some sub-folders.

I have an external HHD assigned with 'G' driver letter under my Computer. I have removed 'everyone' from the 'Groups and user names' on the root folder by choosing 'security tab' from the property options of root folder for that HDD, and while applying changes, 'access is 'denied' was shown to me for some subfolders, although when I added 'everyone' on that root drive folder, I have added 'everyone' in the Group or user names by choosing 'security tab' from the property options of root folder for that HDD, and I've taken ownership as ''administrators" under the current owner for that root folder. While applying new settings of removing 'everyone', whenever I have faced 'access is denied', I have clicked on 'continue'. Then, I ended up with no one taken access to this root folder.

These some screen shots show the subfolders I have faced 'access is denied' with.








After that, I have re- added 'everyone' on the same root folder, and the same thing happened while applying the new settings.


These some screen shots show the subfolders I have faced 'access is denied' with.




However, after the settings of adding 'everyone' on that root folder has completed, then whenever I open a subfolder, then I was still faced with 'message'.


Whenever I have clicked on 'continue', when faced this message.



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A:Changing Setting Security on root folder returns 'access is denied'

Could anyone at this splendid froum take some of his precious time out reply to me?

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Hi Guys... Not sure I am in the right area but I need your help.
I have files being sent to me in FTP Root and I can't open them.. Everyone else in the office can open theirs..
I am operating on XP as is everyone else..
Can you please suggest something so that these files can be read by my computer..
Thank you
MAJ
 

A:FTP Root File

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/928397-ftp-root-file.html
 

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so, the school I go to got me an eee PC (yay) for reasons I can't be bothered to explain.

I deleted the 5 accounts they gave me (for each school year) and also deleted a lot of the empty folders they gave me and a few programs.

I went into cmd and the root directory was C:\Documents and Settings\Year 10\

So I went to delete this folder and it said it's a windows folder and the PC needs it to run. How do I get rid of this, and how do I set C:\ to root?

Also, and tips on "improving" the eee PC in any way is appreciated.

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Hi.. Wondering if you can help me out.. I am getting some files that are FTP root files which I am unable to open.
Everyone else in the office can open these files but my computer..
I am on XP and so are all the other pc's.. Is there something I can do as I need to open these..
Thank you
Maj
 

A:Solved: FTP Root File

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I can't save a file to the root of the c drive, message "a required privilege is not held by the client"

Highlighting the C: drive, check permissions, security and all users have full control and everything else is checked except special permissions..

What am I missing ?
 

A:Can't save a file to C: root

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Due to lapse of sense at a particular moment on my part, my DELL Inspiron laptop was not protected when accessing the internet for a download. Windows XP is the operating system. When booting up, error message states that the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file. I've tried numerous programs and software packages that "guarantee" results but none have accomplished anything except wasting my time and money. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have some vital files I need to retreive. Thank You
 

A:Virus attack on XP root file

*maybe* you can fix it by following the instructions in the article below. Since you have a Dell, you can use the Windows/OEM system CD to boot with that came with your Dell.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330184

You may also verify the presence of and extract if necessary hal.dll using the instructions in this article:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000490.htm

do not use quotes in the actual command lines

If all else fails you need to reinstall by entering the "setup" phase of the XP system disk. You will need to reinstall all updates after that.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&
 

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I did a system restore, destructive. windows will not load because of <missing windows root>system32\hal.dll file. Help. do I need to take my laptop to the shop or is it something that I have a chance of fixing myself?

A:missing root system32 hal.dll file.

Windows System Restore caused this?

Do you have a Windows XP disc handy? A repair install should fix this..

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Hello All
There is some option to create file in directory root C:, without give the permissions of the administrator of the machine?
There is one form in the regedit, with the change value to 0 EnablelUA, but is necessary the permissions of the administrator.
someone have idea?
Thank




Hugo Monge

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HI Everyone
I have a system which consists of: motherboard U8668 Twin Pro.1.7Mhz celeron processor, 513 of ram, WD 40gigabyts and 200gigabyts IDE hard drives. multipl boot, win98 se, win 2000 pro and XP Pro. the problem that I am having is with XP at boot up I get the message that XP will not start or load up because it is missing a file '<windows root>\system32\hal.dll and needs to be reinstalled. I have tried to reinstalled XP but still get the same error message. BIOS cannot start XP because of the missing file so I cannot get past the boot menu. setup has been failling because of this problem.
Is there any way around this problem without reformatting and reinstalling, I do not have any problems with the other 2 OS I just don't know what else to do

Thanks

A:File <windows root>\system32\hal.dll needs to be reinstalled

You just need to use one of your working OS versions to do a file copy or an Expand operation: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;314477

(Wherever you read ntoskrnl.exe, substitute hal.dll)

Hal.dll goes in \Windows\System32

Sounds simple enough. Yet, see Kelly Theriot's notes for the subtleties: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

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my window root stystem 32 hal.dll. is corrupt. an d i eill like to install it free.

A:Missing <windows root>\system32\hal.dll file

**Please note: You will need a Windows XP CD for this exercise**

Insert a Windows XP CD into your CD/DVD drive.
Restart your computer.
It should now be booting off your Windows XP disc.
If it doesn't boot off the CD. Follow the steps below:
Change boot order in BIOSWhen your computer is starting up tap the Del key and until you enter the Bios, when in Bios click on Boot order and change it to : CD/DVD
Hard Drive (HDD)
Floppy

Then save and exit Bios (Your computer should now be restarting)

While it is booting off the disk you should get a prompt to Press R to enter recovery Console, Press R.

Press 1 to log onto Windows then press Enter. You will need the administrative password to get into to command prompt. If the administrator password was blank press enter.

Type into the command prompt : chkdsk /r and press Enter. When the Disc Check is complete type in Exit and press enter. Remove the Windows XP CD.

Windows should start up normally now.

Please post back with any concerns or problems.

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Hey,

I just did a custom install from Vista to Win7 with an upgrade disc. After completing the setup, deleting windows.old, and reinstalling all of my programs, I noticed that there were old folders on the C: drive. It is as if it didn't move anything from the root drive to the windows.old file.

I'm annoyed at myself for not noticing it sooner. Now I don't want to do another install since I spent all that time reinstalling the programs and configuring them for personal use.

I'm tempted to go in and just delete the old folders from the root drive, but I'm nervous. Honestly, I can't be certain of what should and shouldn't be there.
Is there anyway I can tell which folders on the root drive are leftovers? I thought about deleting according to the date modified stamp, but I'm not certain that is safe either.
Can anyone advise me? I really don't want to do another install of Win7, but I was pretty excited about starting with a true clean slate. I just can't help but wonder what else it left behind.

Thanks!

A:Custom Install and file on the C: root drive

What if you deleted the folders and left them in the Recycle bin? If something doesn't work, you can restore them.

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My computer has been working great until this morning.

When I started my DELL Dimension computer I could not start Windows.

- Dell Dimension 8400.
- Pentium 4 Processor
- Microsoft XP Home Edition
- 160 GB SATA RAID Hard Drives
- DVD and CD Drives
- Surround Sound

The message I get is...

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt <Windows Root>\System32\hal.dll. Please reinstall the file."

I tried each of of the options including " Last Known Good Configuration" but I get the same result: "Windows could not start..."

I have redundant hard drives that appear to be functioning ok on start-up so my data should be safe.

I have the Dell reinstall CD for Windows XP (service pack 2) if I need to access the specified file from the disk

Please advise what steps I can take to resolve this issue.

Thanks for the help!
EDO

A:Help! Missing File: <Windows Root>\System32\hal.dll

Insert your xp cd and boot from it.

Let it load up when you see a screen that has a list of options and Hit R to enter recovery console is one of them do it.

You should see your OS there, hit 1 and push enter.

Type the admin password in.

Type expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32

d: should be the letter of your cd drive and c: should be ur os drive.

If it asks to overwrite the file type y and hit enter.

When thats done remove the disc and type exit, your machine will reboot.

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I am having problems with my computer and the message <windows root>\system32\hal.dll file missing or corrupt. I have tried several of the posts on this site and none of them have worked. I have an E-machines T2692 and WinXP home edition came installed in it. I don't want to use the disks that came with the computer since that will clean everything off my hard drive. There are files and pictures on the hard drive that I don't want to lose. I have learned my lesson that data must be backed up frequently.

I do not have a WinXP CD, but I have downloaded the 6 disk set from Windows and tried to run the repair console from that. I get to the repair option and select it. It does not give ask about any installation location. It takes me to c:\> and I can type in basic commands. I tried following the help posted at http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ing_or_cor.htm and was not successful. When I entered bootcfg /list it came back with No boot entries available to display. I proceeded to the next step and entered bootcfg /rebuild. The error that came back was Failed to successfully scan disks for windows installations. may be corrupt file system which would prevent bootcfg from successfully scanning. Use chkdsk to detect any disk errors. I ran Chkdsk and it stopped at 30% complete and had an error message. That message was The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems. I thought I could copy boot.ini from A: to C: so I tried Dir C:. ... Read more

A:Missing <windows root>\system32\hal.dll file

how many hard drives and/or partitions do you have ?

also i would read these articles : 1 2

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In the root directory there is a file named (System
Volume Information), in which access is denied.I took ownership and found 3 Files one of which is
( RESTORE {O5B7COB9-18BF-499****************}.What
is this file and what/how is it's functionality ?
OS Home SP2

Thanks,

Billjh
 

A:Solved: XP Home - Root Directory - File

That's your system restore, you shouldn't mess with it...
 

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Hi to all   I Installed “GoodSync” yesterday luckily’... because I found what I think is a remaining issue from the Dramas I had with Win 8.1 and the MS Windows Accounts and Log-in Phobia!
I finished up with about 5 User Accounts from scratch one of them was called "Dasha" so once I sorted it all I just kept Admin, CatDog and “Guest” Accounts? CatDog was the Account I was using and is was an  ‘Admin Local Account’ and is the one I use (just my wife and I use this Home computer)? 
 
So I deleted the rest. However I realised that my Computer is running on C\Users\Dasha.... So in Control Panel >“Users Accounts” I changed (Re named) "CatDog" to “Dasha”. 
Meaning I think that when I had deleted the "Dasha" account only the name "Dasha Deleted- all the Profiles and Programs etc remained and had renamed that account as "CatDog" and thats what I have been using until now
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My computer won't start, it says it is missing the following file

windows root\system32\hal.dll,

how can I reinstall it because when I press any key the computer reboots.

I do not have the original disk because windows xp was already installed when I brought the computer.

Thank you for any (not too technical) help.

A:Missing file> windows root\system32\hal.dll

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Your going to need a XP cd in order to fix this issue. Can you borrow a friends?

If you get an error regarding a missing or corrupt hal.dll file, it might simply be the BOOT.INI file on the root of the C: drive that is misconfigured.

Here's what to do:

1. Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD.
2. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key
3. Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair.
4. Typically this will be #1
5. Type bootcfg /list to show the current entries in the BOOT.INI file
6. Type bootcfg /rebuild to repair it
7. Take out the CD ROM and type exit

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ok i started a defrag lastnight and i heard the computer restart and it gave me a message that the windows root file was missing and now i cant get into windows?????????
 

A:dfraging deleted my windows root file?

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Windows cannot start. This happened after trying to install Spybot....

The message appearing on the screen says:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

We just bought this Dell Dimension 8400 about 8 months ago. It is running Windows XP Media Center.

On the phone with Dell all morning yesterday, and they said our hard disk has crashed and they need to send someone out to install a new one. The customer Service Center in India was shut down due floods.....on hold forever and ever.
We are wondering if the diagnosis is even correct.

Does this error message indicate that the hard disk has crashed?

Will I be able to recover my data on it, if so?

A:File missing<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.....WHAT TO DO?

HAve you tried downloading the dll that is supposed to be corrupt and replacing the defective one?http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htmThis might help.

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DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Stephen at 20:27:58.50 on Wed 12/09/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3319.2128 [GMT -5:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1368 [VPS 091209-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4aswUpdSv.exeC:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4ashServ.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:WINDOWScsasvc.exeC:WINDOWScsifcsvc.exeC:Program FilesCitrixGoToMyPCg2svc.exeC:Program FilesCitrixGoToMyPCg2comm.exeC:Program FilesIntelIntel Matrix Storage ManagerIaantmon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32inetsrvinetinfo.exeC:Program FilesJavajre6binjqs.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:Program FilesCommon FilesIntuitQuickBooksQBCFMonitorService.exeC:Program FilesCitrixGoToMyPCg2pre.exeC:Program FilesSpyware DoctorpctsAuxs.exeC:Program FilesSpyware DoctorpctsSvc.exeC:Program FilesCitrixGoToMyPCg2tray.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32tcpsvcs.exeC:Program FilesSling MediaSlingAgentSlingAgentService.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32snmp.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:WINDOWSsystem32SearchIndexer.exeC:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4ashMaiSv.exeC:Program FilesAlwil SoftwareAvast4ash... Read more

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"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt :
C:WINDOWS ROOT>\SYSTEM32\NTOSKRNL.EXE"

I am dual booting XP black 32 bit and Vista ultimate 64 bit.

I am having this problem when trying to boot into XP. I do NOT have the XP black CD, but I do have a Windows XP SP2 disk 32 bit. Could I use this CD to fix boot and/or replace the boot.ini or NTOSKRNL.exe? Would that work OK?

Thanks.
 

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Hello,

It's a Dell Inspiron. The part that is really frustrating is the laptop will not boot from cd! I can't even get to a command prompt bfore Windows attempts to startup. Whenever I select the CD ROM drive to be the primary boot it says no bootable devices. Please help. Thanks.
 

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Windows could mot start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.
 

A:<windows root>\system32\hal.dll, missing or corrupt file

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Hi,
I've tried to start my pc but after the verifying pool data screen, windows fail to start! then it gives me a message saying that system 32 file is either corrupt or missing it and prompting me to reinstall the file! when I tried to reboot it prompts me to use to setup cd to repair the system by pressing r at the first screen !! When I did insert the cd, it didn't do anything, instead it sent me again to the same prompt!! I fear this is a kind of virus that either corrupted or deleted my system files! I'm aware of some technical terms and things but I ain't a pc genious!!! Please, if any of you have any ideas...Feeling a bit down at the moment, have a deadline on my neck as well.. Thanks
 

A:window root/system 32 corrupt or missing file

Make sure your computer is set to boot from the CDROM. The actual repair instructions are here. (This site was chosen at random with a Google search, but I've used it before).
 

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I cant fix what i dont know what im doing. How do i fix my Labtop?

A:File missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.d11.

do u have an xp install cd

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I have a HP...I am missing the file <windows root>\system32\hal.dll.. I have been told that I can reinstall my whole windows operating system with a bootdisk and replace any damaged or corrupt files with this. I went to a friend and they gave me a bootdisk for Windows ME. My computer is (was) operating on XP. I can put my floppy in and I get an A: prompt. I dont know where to go from there. Will this even work anyway? I cannot access anything on my computer. Nothing will start. I am suspecting a virus....please help!!!
 

A:windows root system32 haldll file is missing...help!

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I'm getting this error message every time I start up my computer and it's stopping me from getting into Windows. Does anyone know how I can fix it? I've run CHKDSK /R 3 times and it hasn't helped.
 

A:The following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows Root>\System32\hal.dll

There may be an occasion when you boot up your PC that you receive an error message such as HAL.DLL file is corrupt or missing. In many cases this can simply be a misconfiguration in the Boot.Ini file and can easily be corrected by instigating a suitable repair.

1/ Place your Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM and Reboot your PC

2/ XP's setup program will automatically start and files will be loaded to memory

3/When you reach the Welcome to Setup screen choose the Repair option by pressing R

4/ This will start the Recovery console and the list of Windows installations will appear

5/ As you only have one installation on your PC you need to press the number which is relevant to your installations location. This, obviously will typically be 1

6/ Type in your Administrator password. If you are using Windows XP Home edition the administrator password is blank by default so simply press Enter

7/Now type bootcfg/list

8/ A list will now appear of all the entries in your boot.ini file

9/ Next type bootcfg/rebuild

10/ Your boot.ini file should now be repaired

11/ Finally remove your XP CD from the CD-ROM and then type Exit

12/ Reboot your machine to see if the the problem has been cured
 

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I have two Windows Vista computers both connected through a wireless router and I have been trying to share the root of the C: drive on both of them. After doing some research, I found out that I needed to make a registry change to enable this, and now it works for one of the computers but not the other. The one it works on has a login name and password, the other one simply logs in without a password. So I am guessing that the problem is that there is no name and password to enter to login to this computer via sharing, but there has to be some way around this doesn't there? Does anyone know how I can share the root of the drive while not having a password on the administrator account?
 

A:File sharing the root of the drive on Vista computers

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Appears to be a root kit. Thank you for your help! I am out of work and trying to get a business started to support my fam, but can't do it without this computer working, so I really appreciate it. Not exactly a beginner. Can understand and follow most instructions from tech. (Have used an online tech service before. Am more familiar with my PC than the average person. I also know how to do maintenance on my PC and am familiar with the most known antivirus programs).

Blue screen after root kit, ati2dvag file damaged, plus more...

I am in safemode. I can only work briefly in full windows mode. A month ago, PC started shutting down to a blue screen, at Microsoft page it said problem with ati2dvag file. It would not let me run or install antivirus programs. In safemode from a USB, I ran Malwarebytes and Spybot and VIPRE rescue. VIPRE found a root kit. I ran Eset online scanner which found and removed a trojan.
I followed instr from a web site for replacing the damanged ati2dvag file, but it would not allow the reset.

Also, windows firewall will not allow me to set it. I followed instr online to get it working, and then it worked. But after the next blue screen shut-down, it did not work again.

Thank you for your help! I am out of work and trying to get a business started to support my fam, but can't do it without this computer working, so I really appreciate it.

Here are the messages I receive:

FIREWALL Error Message:
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A:Blue screen after root kit, ati2dvag file damaged?

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I am running WinXP on a Dell9100. The system will not boot; the error message is
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll file missing or corrupt

I have not updated WinXP in a few weeks, so the reason for my problem is not a recent Win update (as seems to be true in many other cases).

Using a WinXP installation disk (not the one for this computer) I was able to get DOS running and poked around. There is a hal.dll file where it should be. I have no way of knowing if it is corrupt, but it is not missing. I did discover that there is no Boot.INI file where I would expect it to be (at least none that I could find) and when I entered bootcfg /list the return was that there was nothing to display telling me that either there is no Boot.INI file or there is nothing in the file. Either way, this seems like the problem.

Is there some way I can rebuild the Boot.INI file? I do have backups on a USB drive. I can "see" the drive from DOS, but can not access anything. I suppose I could hook the USB drive to another computer and try to fetch a copy of the boot.ini file that way and then manually recreate the boot.ini file on the 9100.

I do not have the original Dell WinXP disk(s). I tried very hard to get them from Dell when I purchased the system in 2005, but Dell does not typically provide opsys CDs with their systems. Ironically, when I contacted Dell about this problem earlier today, they immediately asked about the WinXP disks (that they would not provide). I will continu... Read more

A:<windows root>\system32\hal.dll file missing or corrupt

Langa Letter: XP's Little-Known 'Rebuild' Command Hal.dll
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=185301251
 

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I know this has been dealt with before in other threads but nothing seems to work for me...

i can't boot up another computer I am getting following error...missing or corrupt file....<windows root>\system32\hal.dll. I have tried booting from my xp pro disk and even going into last known config or safe mode...won't boot up and i keep coming back to that error. Even after going into recovery mode and it finds xp on a list...the only option I am given is re-install xp after re-formatting. I don't want to lose all of my data.

If I could just get it booted in safe mode...couldn't I plug in my external hard drive and copy all of my files? Then I could reformat the hard drive.

Can someone here help? Please, in simple english. I often get lost trying to understand the directions given, thanks :)

A:missing or corrupt file....<windows root>\system32\hal.dll? HELP!!!

Did you try booting the xp disk and running a repair, that should repair you Operating System files and replace any corrupt ones. You'll see the repair option when you boot the disk and as soon as the blue setup screen on the bottom it will ask you to press a function key (f2 i think but cant quite remember) or as you continue the setup it should detect the windows xp and ask if you want to repair it or continue the install.

Hope this helps

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I need to download/copy a .bin file to the root directory for each opertaing system , I havent a clue how to do this can anyone ( in simple terms) please

kind regards

Paul

A:download/transfer .bin file to root directory windows 8/7

What ??? Copy / Paste does not work ???

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Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file
Can anyone tell me how to fix this please?

I have Windows XP Home, and an enternal System recovery partition D:
No rcovery Disk
 

A:file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

Hi Zend,

First, welcome to TechGuy.org forums.

Its true from the error message that the Hardware Abstraction Layer (hal.dll) file is missing or corrupt. Reasons can be quite complicated to explain but I suggest five (5) ways out and I advice try them carefully as they are stated.

Method 1:
Does ur PC provide an option for emergency recovery from the recovery partition upon start-up? If it does, u can follow the option to launch the program that you can use 2 revive ur PC. My Compaq nx6310 notebook has a recovery partition too and gives me ...

Press F11 for emergency recovery

... and I've used it for a similar PC revival.

I believe the emergency recovery option uses the recovery partition 2 work. Again, read and consider the options carefully before progressing to avoid loosing ur documents in the long run.

The next 3 other ways to resolve this issue relies on u getting a Windows XP Home Edition CD and then booting ur PC from the CD up till the stage of the Recovery Console. On the page where it says 'Welcome to Setup', you press letter R to enter Recovery Console.

In the recovery console, type the number corresponding to ur windows installation and press enter key. At this stage, u may now try the following steps if Method 1 is not successful.

Method 2: This will try to scan ur disks. It has most often times worked.

Chkdsk /P /R
exit

Method 3: If Methos 2 fails, enter the following commands one after the other in recovery console. They will try t... Read more

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Here's the issue. After I ran a pc recovery the system rebooted and went to this error. Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

Now I know this is most likely an issue with boot.ini. My problem is that my cd rom had milk spilled in it by my 3 year old.
I also never got any copy of the widows xp install disk(as is the new norm) when I bought this pos.
I burned a copy from a torrent but when I put it in the cd rom after changing the boot order to atapi cd nothing happens it just goes to an alpha prompt for awhile then goes back to the message. But that is probably due to the milk.

I have an external cd rom that was installed on the machine before it went down. Is there anyway I can use that?

You know this no win cd when you buy now is a huge pain in the ass......damn you Bill Gates.........d**n you.

A:No Start Missing Root File No Idea What To Do At This Point.

Please get your facts straight - The decision to stop providing CD's was motivated by the same reason that they stopped providing printed manuals - the almighty dollar. Most OEM's are required to provide a means to restore the computer - not Bill Gates. Your PC maker chose to save a few bucks by having you make the CD's rather than providing them to you. FYI - you can usually order them from your PC maker for a small charge.

As you cannot legally download a copy of XP (except under certain strictly controlled circumstances from Microsoft servers) the torrent copy that you are using is likely to be illegal. Not much of a problem if you've got a licensed product key - but still something to consider.

But, back to the original issue. This is a failure of the NTLDR stage of the boot process and it occurs just before NTLDR transfers control to the NTOSKRNL (the point where the splash screen appears). At this stage it's loading the System hive for the registry, the boot drivers, ntoskrnl.exe, and hal.dll. All of this is supposed to occur after it reads boot.ini and allows you to make a boot selection (such as Safe Mode). Is this the case with your system? Are you able to access the Safe Mode boot menu?

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Hello,
On a Windows Vista Home Premium 2007, when I read a simple. Xml file without DTD via VB.Net (DataSet.ReadXml), I get the error:





"DTD must be defined before the document root element." (and the message says Line, the last character position of the file).



But this code works for several years, including VISTA Pro (I have no machine Family on hand to test, and I don't know if it works on other VISTA Home).
Also when I add the DTD at the beginning of the file. Xml, I get the error:





"Cannot have multiple DTDs." (Line and indicates the last character position of the file)



This behavior is it related to Vista Home, or configuration problem in Windows ... ?
Thank you for your help,
G

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I have discovered a huge number of similar files in the root directory of my C drive.  They all have names that start with "UDMFT" and end in 6 digits. The first one is 2,836,257 KB; and all the others are 1KB.  There is no extension on any of them.  I have looked at a couple of the smaller ones with Notepad, but they are unintelligible.  They were all created on 1/18/2015.
 
The second thing I wanted to ask about is all the TEMP***ROOT folders in the root directory.  The asterisks represent what mostly looks like filename extensions.  Almost all of them were created in March of 2014. I think this was when we were cleaning malware from this laptop.  I tried to find the topic, but couldn't.  I hesitate to say who I think was helping me, because I'm not 100% sure.
 
Can I safely delete these Temp folders?
 

A:Strange files in Root Directory amd multiple Temp***root folders

Don't delete things manually you might break something. To help clean up a lot of this stuff you right click your C drive. Go to properties under general tab 'disk cleanup' and then click 'clean up system files' button. Select what you want to delete. Careful though there are memory dumps, restore points and downloaded microsoft updates in there as well that you may want to keep. They can grow very large in size. However, they are all safe to delete through disk clean up. As an example on a Windows 7 updated to windows 10 you can delete the Windows 7 backup in there as well. Doing so you can't choose to go back to Windows 7. I made a clone of Windows 7 prior and after Windows 10 so for me I deleted it all & regained 20-30G's of disk space.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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We are experiencing this problem with a few workstations and laptops and what we are currently doing is exporting the CA certificate from a workstation that has it in its store and importing it. The problem with this is that the certificate will eventually
expire and we will have to re import a new one again. I don't believe it is a group policy issue because other computers in the same OU are not missing the certificate.

Cany anyone shed light on how to troubleshoot this or how to force (if possible) the workstation to download the CA certificate?

Thank you in advance.
Jose

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Hello,
I've a very nasty issue with root CA certificate that's disappearing from the trusted root authorities store. I'll shortly describe the environment: 
- Two tier PKI infrastructure with a offline, standalone root CA and a domain joined Enterprise issuing CA (both W2012R2); root CA certificate is published in AD
- There's a parent and child domain. Issuing CA lives in parent domain (2012R2 domain&forest level)
- Employees are working on a 2012R2 RDS&Citrix XenApp 76 server in the child domain
- In the parent domain several servers are using a SSL certificate signed by the company owned issuing CA; it's a SAN certificate
- The root CA's certificate is in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store of all member servers in parent & child domain (so, that's also valid for the 2012R2 RDS servers)
The issue is that the certificate of the root CA that's in the trusted CA store of all RDS servers is being deleted on a regular base (at least once a day on each RDS-server). I enabled CAPI2 logging, but I couldn't find anything that makes sense. However
I'm able to reproduce this issue in very simple way: if I start IE11 on a RDS-server and browse to the IP-adres or NETBIOS-name of a webserver that host a site that's using a certificate from our PKI (so, it's clear that the URL isn't matching the names entered
in the SAN certificate) and I click on 'Continue to this website (not recommended)', the root CA's certificate is being removed from trusted... Read more

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Hello,

I had a problem with a virus so I reinstalled win XP Pro. Then before installing or running any programs I ran AVG Virus software and remove the virus. Then installed the basic peripheral software and everything was working great.
I shut down the PC and remove the ATI 7500 Video card to look for the SN#.
Next I replaced the video card and booted the PC.
That?s when I got this error ? Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\sestem32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

Using a readntfs boot disk I got to the A: prompt. When I tried to go to the C: drive from the A: prompt I got this message: Drive C: not responding out of internal memory. I tried using the six floppy disk windows XP setup but it would always stop (freeze) on the third or forth floppy disk.

I tried one more time to get to the C: drive from the A: prompt, got the same message: Drive C: not responding out of internal memory.
So I thought to try and see if the D: drive is there and got the same message D: drive not responding out of internal memory.

So if the C: prompt is not responding I can?t copy the missing ntoskrnl.exe to the C: drive

20 gb Maxtor alone on the IDE 1 slot for the OS.
Drive D: is on the IDE 2 slot
And I have two other drives on PCI IDE card

I hope this is enough and not too much, thanks.
 

A:file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\sestem32\ntoskrnl.exe.

I have had this happen to me (I think it was after defrag).

I booted up with the XP CD into recovery mode and then ran chkdsk /r
It appeared to solve my problem though I am not sure what happened and why this fixed it.

It is worth a try.
 

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Hello,
I have to copy these 2 files into about 70 computers. They have to be in the windows\system directory. Iv created a batch file, but the problem is everyones windows directory is different. Some people have win95 as a directory, some have win, some have win2000, and others. I did not set it up this way. I think there is some kind of %systemroot% command but am not sure. What this will do is it will auto find the OS folder and copy the files into the system folder. Dose any one know the batch command?
Thanks
 

A:[Solved] Batch File - Copying files to system root

While at command prompt if you type c:\> cd %windir%
it does take you to the windows system directory. Worth trying in you batch file. This works for all windows 9x; but not 2000.
 

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How can I move/copy a file from one disk to another without changing the file's creation date?

A:Copy/Move File from One Disk To Another w/o Changing the File Creation Date

You can use a utility called "Set File Date" to change a file's creation date to whatever you want.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/Set-File-Date.shtml

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Ok, so I've run into a very tricky spot:

Yesterday, I successfully resolved a windows update issue (thread can be found here: Unable to get any updates at all: Error 800f0900 ).

Basically, one problem led to another and I ended up having to painstakingly transfer programs from my laptop to a flash drive and then to my desktop. When I finally found out what was the problem with my USB ports not working, I reinstalled the motherboard drivers, and everything seemed to work fine--for the USB 2.0 ports.

Now the USB 3.0 ports aren't working and I have no idea why. I tried downloading intel's drivers from their site and no luck. I tried downloading from the motherboard manufacturer's site and no luck. So, I finally looked at the hardware/device manager: "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

A:Intel USB 3.0 root hub and USB root hub registries missing/incomplete?

This could be handy for those might want to help you sorted it out, you to System Info - See Your System Specs

Could those Usb 3.0 drivers branded from another manufacturer?

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Keyboard not working and file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Hi everyone. I'm having a problem; i'm getting that message file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. when i try to boot, so when i tried to re-install windows my keyboard wasn`t working, so i couldn`t change the boot sequence or `press any key to boot from cd`

i thought it was because i had a wireless keyboard, so i bought a new USB keyboard and tried it with that...still no luck. here is the weird thing; about once in 30 trys, i can get into the boot sequence or bios screen, but then the keyboard stops working again. Any suggestions?

A:Keyboard not working and file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

Ive had this problem before and my usb keyboard didnt work either. Luckily, I had an old PS/2 keyboard I kept 'just in case'.

This worked fine and I got mine working again, so I would recommend you buy a PS/2 keyboard as this should work.

Hope this helps.

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I was using the computer when all of a sudden it shut down. When I turn it back it on, it automatically tries to do a Startup Repair. After several minutes, I get the message: "Startup Repair cannot this repair this computer automatically." When I click on "View problem details," everything looks fine except for "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dll is corrupt." This happens every time I try to retart the computer. I've tried System Restore and System Image Recovery to no avail.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Computer won't restart: "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dl

1. Insert the Windows installation DVD into the DVD-ROM; Click Exit if the auto-menu pops up.
2. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow

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Hi everyone. I'm having a problem; i'm getting that message file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. when i try to boot, so when i tried to re-install windows my keyboard wasn`t working, so i couldn`t change the boot sequence or `press any key to boot from cd`

i thought it was because i had a wireless keyboard, so i bought a new USB keyboard and tried it with that...still no luck. here is the weird thing; about once in 30 trys, i can get into the boot sequence or bios screen, but then the keyboard stops working again. Any suggestions?
 

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I downloaded a zip file that contains an executable .JAR program file and 2 zipped .tar files. i have two laptops - one has only win zip installe and another one has both winrar and win zip. When i open this zip file in the laptop which does not have winrar, i can see the .jar file in the win zip window and its file type shows as executable jar file. However the .tar files are still zipped so i double click on them and I get the error "Error reading header after processing 0 entries". Now, when I try to open the downloaded zip file on the laptop that has both winrar and win zip, I can see the two .tar files (File type: TAR file) however, the .jar file's file type changes to "WinRAR archive" and even the icon against the file changes from the typical .jar icon (Java cup inside a rectangle) to WinRar icon (which looks like 3 colorful books on top of each other).

I need your help in extracting these 3 files in such a way that their file type remains "executable Jar file" and "TAR file" respectively.
 

A:Extracting .jar file from win zip or winrar without changing file type?

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I downloaded a zip file that contains three executable .JAR program files and 2 zipped .tar.tar files. i have two laptops - one has only win zip installed and another one has both winrar and win zip. When i open this zip file in the laptop which does not have winrar, i can see the .jar files in the win zip window and their file type shows as executable jar file. However the .tar files are still zipped so i double click on them and I get the error "Error reading header after processing 0 entries". Now, when I try to open the original zip file on the laptop that has both winrar and win zip, I can see the two .tar files (File type: TAR file) however, the .jar files' file type changes to "WinRAR archive" and even the icon against the files changes from the typical .jar icon (Java cup inside a rectangle) to WinRar icon (which looks like 3 colorful books on top of each other).

I need your help in extracting these 5 files on my desktop in such a way that their file type remains "executable Jar file" and "TAR file" respectively.

A:Extracting .jar file using winrar without changing file type

Hi,

Just a suggestion here, try peazip to extract the files, it handles most file types and is the program I have used in the past rather than winzip etc

PeaZip - Free file archiver utility for 7Z, RAR, TAR, ZIP...

Steve

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Hello Everyone,

I have kind of an odd question, I have been looking into changing file type icons when I came across an interesting conflict.
I would like to be able to change the file type icon for all .exe files to the same file type icon within a file explorer. If you were to try to do this, all icons that are associated with each .exe program becomes the same icon no matter where they are located.

The thing is that usually when I am in a file explorer the .exe files are installers and when I have .exe files in places like on my desktop, in the start menu, and in the taskbar, they are for launching already installed programs.

Can anyone think of a possibly way that could solve this conflict easily with some kind of setting or software.

I thought maybe something with shortcuts but that turned out to not work for me.
I also believe that .ico icon files have multiple sizes within them but I don't think there would be a realistic way to edit each of them for all the programs installed.

Has anyone else ever tried something like this? or have any solutions that I am not aware of?
Thank You

A:Changing .exe File Type Icons In File Explorer But Nowhere Else

File Explorer is on Windows 8/8.1, renamed from Windows Explorer on Windows 7 back to Windows95/Windows NT4.

Usually an .exe file for running a program will have its own icon, right-click a Shortcut, Properties, Change Icon to see what the .exe file has in it. Some programs may have a separate icon in their Folder in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). If no icons are found Windows will put up a panel with a number of choices but they are more generic, mostly for Windows things.

Installable .exe files will have more of a generic icon and are of only a few types.
Examples

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Hi
In Windows 7 (and Vista) - all files displayed show only the file name.
This is particularly noticeable with audio and image files - but I often have identical file names in different formats or sizes.
Is there a way to make the .wav or .mp3 etc suffix visible and more importantly - can I edit it and sort by type?

(At the moment I am reverting to an old laptop running XP where I can edit and sort things easily).

Many thanks,
cat

A:File Manager - file attribute display and changing

Hi catstevecam and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you can display the file extension. In explorer select Organize->Folder and search options. On the view tab uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
If you right click on an empty area in a folder you can chose sort and grouping options. Type is one of these.

You can change the attributes of some file types (Music & Videos) in the properties details tab.

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Hello,

I need to get some help to try to fix my computer (obvious, since I am here).

Last week a pop-up window for google update failure started to appear. Then the antivirus live 2010 pop-ups started to happen at start up and continually as the computer was operating, complete with the background change (as seen in several other threads on this site). Taskmanager was disabled by the "administrator" so I could not close the pop-ups that way.

Disconnected my computer from the internet immediately and went out to get Norton to try to fix the problem. I installed Norton Internet security 2010 but it would not run unless I was in Safe Mode. Updated definitions by downloading the file at work and taking it home on a USB key. (Do I need to worry about the USB key becoming infected from using it on the affected computer?)

After running Norton Several times and resolving several issues I tried to start back in normal mode but still had the antivirus live 2010 problem. I found that my internet browser would not work when running in standard but would work fine in Safe Mode with Networking. Disconnected the computer again after finding that the internet would work in Safe Mode with Networking. The computer is run to the internet through a Belkin router.

I found the Tech Support Forum website while looking for solutions to my malware problem at work. I downloaded the diagnostic software as described in the New Instructions posting. When I got home I ... Read more

A:antivirus live 2010, google update failure pop-up, corrupted root file

Hi Eng2000, welcome to the forum.

To make cleaning this machine easierPlease do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to
It is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs.
Please do not run any scans other than those requested
Please follow all instructions in the order posted
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.
Do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
If you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, Please ask before continuing.
Please stay with this thread until given the All Clear. A absence of symptoms does not mean a clean machine.


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(Do I need to worry about the USB key becoming infected from using it on the affected computer?)




That will depend on the type of infection(s) on the computer. We can look at that when we have seen some logs.

We'll see if we can replace that file from the Recovery Console

Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

1. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. You should now see a list of installations... Read more

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Hello, Sorry if this is jumbled, I am helping a friend with there computer when they gave it to me they were unable to get into windows because there password didn't work. So I fixed that and got into windows and then I saw the root of the problem... TONS of malware and viruses. It wouldn't connect to the internet even. So the first step was booted in safemode with networking, used RKILL, then used TDSKILLER, after it found things( I don't have the logs sorry) I then was able to install and update MALWAREBYTES before this I couldn't get a connection after running TDSkiller i was able to get a connection but it would only hold for like 5 min at a time. So I installed MALWAREBYTES, updated it and ran a full scan which took 6hrs by the way which spent most of the time in a folder C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WIndows\Temporyinternetfiles and same thing with the ending content.ie5....(byt the way I have never seen a folder scan this long) I scan my own computer all the time and it never does this)  I even went to look for this folder on here and the tempfilefolder isn't there or the content.ie5.... going on...SORRY. what Malwarebytes found I removed it was a lot of Zero Access and the Internet security2013. I then rebooted the computer. don't have this log either. I then ran malwarebytes rootkit and it also found stuff. removed them as well. I then ran superanti spyware it found about 29 items. removed them. and I then ran CCLEANER.. restar... Read more

A:Zero Access & Internet Security 2013 & Root Kits & SysWOW64 file problem

Hello. Having run ComboFix you need to repost this post with that Combo log and a DDS log from here,....Please follow this Preparation Guide, do steps 6,7 and 8 and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Less than a month ago, I had these problems resolved:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic387528.htmlThen about a week ago, I began to see message balloons popping up from the window bar about "Windows - Corrupt File. The file or directory \Program Files\MOZILL~1 is corrupt and unreadable, please run Chkdsk utility." Various file names appear, included Taskmgr and several others. Whenever I try to open a new browser window, Windows tries to begin an installation process using the standard windows installer message, which I abort. At least one time it tried to install Adobe Acrobat 7.1.0 Standard. After trying to install on its own, I received this message: "Adobe Acrobat 7.1.0 Standard: Error 1304. Error writing to program file C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\ace.dll. Verify that you have access to that directory." I haven't closed out of that dialogue yet because it seems to be preventing other installation routines from starting.This whole portion of the episode may have been the result of trying to output a PDF file from within Pagemaker 7 - which I haven't used in a year - and it failed to output.). Also began to receive the Windows - Corrupt File messages as independent pop-up windows - mostly involving files in the Mozilla directory. Here is the GMER log file:Next, I received several InstallShield messages, including this one that I did not initiate:Sonic Update ManagerError writing to fi... Read more

A:GMER detects root kit - file or directory corrupt or unreadable messages were the tipoff

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hello, Sorry if this is jumbled, I am helping a friend with there computer when they gave it to me they were unable to get into windows because there password didn't work. So I fixed that and got into windows and then I saw the root of the problem... TONS of malware and viruses. It wouldn't connect to the internet even. So the first step was booted in safemode with networking, used RKILL, then used TDSKILLER, after it found things( I don't have the logs sorry) I then was able to install and update MALWAREBYTES before this I couldn't get a connection after running TDSkiller i was able to get a connection but it would only hold for like 5 min at a time. So I installed MALWAREBYTES, updated it and ran a full scan which took 6hrs by the way which spent most of the time in a folder C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WIndows\Temporyinternetfiles and same thing with the ending content.ie5....(byt the way I have never seen a folder scan this long) I scan my own computer all the time and it never does this)  I even went to look for this folder on here and the tempfilefolder isn't there or the content.ie5.... going on...SORRY. what Malwarebytes found I removed it was a lot of Zero Access and the Internet security2013. I then rebooted the computer. don't have this log either. I then ran malwarebytes rootkit and it also found stuff. removed them as well. I then ran superanti spyware it found about 29 items. removed them. and I then ran CCLEANER.. restar... Read more

A:Zero Access,Internet Security 2013,root Kits,SysWOW64 file combo dds log attach

Hi jillmarten and Welcome to BleepingComputer!I am currently looking though your logs and will advice you on what to do in my next reply.Please can you post the Attach.txt in your next reply so I can also review this.

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Root Kit Buster

I have scanned a number of times with Trend Root Kit Buster and each time it had found two discrepancies and each time I tried to “fix it”, they were “unable to fix”.

I’ve used TDSSKiller and it found no root kit. I used Blacklight and it found a root kit, but no way of removing it.

I've attached the MS Paint of Trend Report Unable to Fix, and the Trend Notepad Log of discrepancies follows:

+----------------------------------------------------
| Trend Micro RootkitBuster
| Module version: 5.0.0.1041
| Computer Name: ACER-PC

+----------------------------------------------------
--== Dump Hidden MBR, Hidden Files and Alternate Data Streams on C:\ ==--
MBR unsupported disk type
No hidden files found.

--== Dump Hidden Registry Value on HKLM ==--
No hidden registry entries found.
--== Dump Hidden Process ==--
No hidden processes found.

--== Dump Hidden Driver ==--
No hidden drivers found.

--== Service Win32 API Hook List ==--
[HOOKED_SERVICE_API]:
Service API : Z
Image Path : C
OriginalHandler : 0x80655a96
CurrentHandler : 0xf561b6d0
ServiceNumber : 0x107
ModuleName : u
SDTType : 0x0
No hidden operating system service hooks found.

--== Dump Hidden Port ==--
No hidden ports found.

--== Dump Kernel Code Patching ==--
[KERNEL_CODE][DEVICE_OBJECT]:
Driver Name : PfModNT
DeviceObject at : 0134E020
1 Kernel code patching found.

--== Dump Hidden Services ==--
No hidden services found.

Any views or thoughts?
 

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I am getting the above error when I try to boot my computer. I have tried pressing f8 and trying other boot options, like safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, etc, but every choice lands me back at the error message. When I put in the windows xp cd, and choose the install option, it does not give an option to repair an existing installation, just to install fresh, and if I pick that, I just have options to reformat, or install without reformatting, no repair option. If I go back and pick the option to go to the recovery console, it asks me for the administrator password. I do not have one set. If I leave it blank and press enter, it tells me my password is incorrect. When I press f2 and check my bios security options, it says I do not have an admin password set. But, recovery console will not recognize this, and keeps demanding a password. I do not have another pc (just a mac) to download any file or program to help. Does anyone have any suggestions so that I do not have to lose all my files and pics that are not backed up?

A:Windows could not start because of corrupt file <windows root>\system 32\hall.dll

Hi and welcome to TSF please see the info here Repair Windows XP by Performing a Repair Install (Part 1 of 2) read through the whole thing and see if it can help

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in safe mode it indicated a file is missing <windows root>\system32\had.dll

i went into the safe mode and it gave the option to start in safe mode in XP or windows and when I tried to enter under XP it said it was missing and to find and reinstall it.

is there a way to reinstall it.
 

A:Solved: missing a file " windows root\system 32\had.dll "

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After only just having one problem solved on here I have encountered another and I think it is fairly problematic but am far from understanding it - please help!!!

I downloaded the new version of Internet Explorer (version 8) as this was an option when I signed onto the web this afternoon (I previously had IE 7 and am running Windows XP version 2).

But after downloading this I had trouble getting onto the net (though I seemed to be able to initially). So I restarted the PC. But, it did not restart.

Instead I get the following message on a plain black screen when I try to run my computer:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

What is this file? I have an Acer Aspire notebook which came installed with Windows XP Version 2 (I have no CD drive currently).

I have looked on the microsoft website (I am currently on a different PC) but dont understand anything that is posted on their about this problem.

Do I need to re-install a new operating system? Will this mean I will loose all my data that is on my computer? This is very precious to me as I am travelling and I have saved on my computer photos and diary entries - I would be very upset to loose them.

What is my best course of action? Should I take it to a specialist. Again I really hope I can prevent the information that I did have saved on there from being deleted.

Thankyou to anyone who can assist.
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A:I cant start my PC - Windows wont start - missing root system 32 file

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