Unable to do search or get restore point back.

  1happy1 17:31 18 Nov 2004
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Downloaded window frontpage express and my windows xp has gone haywire. Will not repair or reinstall Indications are that something is telling the system that i have got windows 98 installed and not Windows Xp. Have removed Norton system works and firewall which speeded up computer but did not solve problem. Cannot reinstall firewall and feel vulnarable. Any ideas

  VoG II 17:33 18 Nov 2004

Are you getting blank windows? click here

  VoG II 19:44 18 Nov 2004

via e-mail: "pressed but got blank screen"

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Please use the add a response box at the bottom of the page, The yellow envelope is for private messages.

I presume that you got a blank window when you clicked the click here. Do the following:

1. Quit all programs that are running.

2. Click Start, and then click Run.

3. Type

regsvr32 urlmon.dll

and then click OK.

4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.


If this does not fix the problem with click heres, repeat steps 2 through 4 for each of the following files (in step 3, replace Urlmon.dll with each of the file names below):

Shdocvw.dll

Msjava.dll

Actxprxy.dll

Oleaut32.dll

Mshtml.dll

Browseui.dll

Shell32.dll

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If that doesn't solve the problem with click heres then copy the following

http:// support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430

paste it into the address bar, delete the space after // and click Go.

  1happy1 19:58 18 Nov 2004

Thanks. Had managed to find site. Symptoms do not quite tie in but will give it a go.Unfortunately i am not very computer liturate (only get PC Advisor to put on table!) so wish me luck

  1happy1 20:43 18 Nov 2004

Thanks very much for advise.
Your suggestion has got my search facility back and internet explorer is working much better but unfortunately system resore still does not work and I still cannot load Norton Firewall or SystemWorks. Anymore suggestions? Is it possible that parts of my system now think they are windows 98 after down loading Frontpage express?

  VoG II 20:50 18 Nov 2004

Try this click here

  1happy1 22:27 18 Nov 2004

Sorry in delay to get back but just loaded an antivirus programme which screwed everything up. Would not let me et onto internet. Tried your fix but it says registry is ok. Any other ideas before i smash the computer to bits.

  1happy1 22:31 18 Nov 2004

To make it clear, the system restore attempts to work and gets as far as shutting down and restarting Restart takes a few minutes then I get message that system restore pont cannot be restored.

  VoG II 22:44 18 Nov 2004

First you need to enter the BIOS. This normally means pressing a key, or combination of keys, immediately after switch-on. A message to this effect usually flashes up on the screen when you switch on, such as "To enter setup press Del". Other common BIOS codes are listed at click here.

When the BIOS screen appears you will see a set of menu options. Look for one labelled Boot or Startup and select the item Boot Order, or First Boot; this will be set to HD0, HD1 or the serial number of your hard disk drive.

Change the setting to read CD, CD-Rom or the serial number of your CD/DVD-Rom drive, Save the Change and Exit the BIOS. Open the CD-Rom drive, insert your XP disk and restart your computer.

You will now see a screen message saying "Press any key to boot from CD", press the spacebar and a message appears informing you that "Set-up is inspecting your hardware configuration". This will be replaced by a blue screen, press Enter and you should see a "Welcome to Setup" menu, press Esc to continue; important, do not press R for Repair as this will start the Recovery Console.

The Windows Licence Agreement will now be displayed. Press F8 to signify acceptance and the next screen will list your operating system (usually just Windows XP). Select it and proceed to the next screen, which will have the option To Repair the Selected Windows installation press R. Hit the R key and the installation begins.

Windows Set-up will now go through what looks like a normal installation routine so be ready to respond to the prompts. When Set-up has finished, after a couple of restarts you should see your original desktop with all your shortcuts applications and programs.

You will need to go to the Windows Update site to get all of the critical patches.

  1happy1 23:20 18 Nov 2004

Thanks. I will try this but unfortunately it will have to be tomorrow, Hope you keep in touch. Thanks for your help todate. Sleep tight

  1happy1 14:21 19 Nov 2004

Tried but computer booted up normally from Cd. No options were provided.
Just to check but did you see my original post on the subject "problems after installing front page Expres." Posted 17/11 at 14.07. This contains more details.
Anymore options or does it look like a reinstallation?

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