Zebrapec 22:56 12 Oct 2004

Hi, I have had no response since my last reply. Please, will you pick up the thread of my problem, i.e. I only have IDISPATCH, no DEFAULT and no REG_SZ. please help if you can.

  VoG II 23:06 12 Oct 2004

If so, please follow the following instructions carefully to repair your installation of Windows XP.

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 disc 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.

  Zebrapec 23:18 12 Oct 2004

Erm, no, I am running WIN98

  VoG II 23:27 12 Oct 2004

How to run the Microsoft Internet Explorer Repair Tool
Summary: (Article RQ88350)

Steps to run the Microsoft Internet Explorer Repair Tool.

Note: You should not be prompted for installation disks during this process. If you are, please contact Microsoft for assistance.

To repair Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x or 6.x for Windows 95/98/98 SE (Second Edition) and Me:

From the Start menu, select Settings, and then choose Control Panel. The Control Panel window will appear.

Open the Add/Remove Programs icon. The Add/Remove Programs window will appear.

In the lower window, click the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and Internet Tools option or the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x and Internet Tools option, and then click the Add/Remove button.

Click the Repair Internet Explorer option and then click the OK button.

Click the Yes button to continue with the repair.

Restart the computer when you are prompted and allow the computer to configure Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  Zebrapec 23:36 12 Oct 2004

Okay I will try that, its getting late now so I will be in touch tommorow saying how I have gone on. Thanks for now.

  woodt 08:46 13 Oct 2004

Added to my postings, thanks VoG™

  keith-236785 11:44 13 Oct 2004

Added to my postings too, thanks VoG™

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