Windows ME - Crashed / Lost Files / Registry

  matt-few 11:32 16 Mar 2008

A friend has given me their ancient machine to fix after crashing it after using regisry software.

Their machine has Windows ME installed and they have just run PC Tools's Registry Mechanic on it to find and fix regisry problems as their machine is running extremely slow. However, after finding 755 problems and fixing them, the machine was then rebooted.

Unfortunately, Windows is now unable to load, and is missing explorer.exe and unable to find - .dll file (C;windows\system\shlwapi.dll). They have asked me to fix it and want to recover their files in My Docs. They are unable to find the original disc, so I can't reinstall Windows

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

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