missing shortcut

  hugh-265156 22:17 30 Mar 2003

evening all.i had 3dmark 2001se installed before and i uninstalled it some time ago.i have just reinstalled it and when i try to access it via shortcut on my desktop or in start/programs it tries to start and then throws up the messege windows is searching for this file to locate it click browse or C:\program files\Mad Onion.com\3DMark2001SE\SE\3DMark2001SE.exe\contains an invalid path.if i right click choose properties/find target i can start up ok any ideas as to what could be causing this?i have tried reinstalling again and same thing happens.thanks.

  hugh-265156 22:29 30 Mar 2003

sorry forgot to say i have xp home.

  leo49 22:33 30 Mar 2003

Are you sure that's the correct file-path?

Why not shortcircuit the faultfinding by creating a new shortcut by rightclicking the .exe/Send To Desktop[Create shortcut]and then copying into your Start/Progs menu and deleting the old ones?


  hugh-265156 22:35 30 Mar 2003

thank you will try that leo49.

  hugh-265156 22:50 30 Mar 2003

sorted thanks again leo49.am not going to tick resolved yet though as i would like to know what the cause things like this to happen.when i uninstall a program i always clean up folders and reg entries left behind that add remove does not.i though by doing so things like this should not happen.

  leo49 22:55 30 Mar 2003

From what I gathered Futuremark have recently changed from being madonion.com so perhaps they've now dropped the old madonion prefix but somehow it still appeared [old registry entry? who knows?]so giving a false file path.


  hugh-265156 23:03 30 Mar 2003

i was thinking similar as i have 3dmark2003 and its listed under futuremark but the name change had already happened when i installed this before and it all worked fine.the web links worked ok it was just the shortcut to the program itself.

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