Re: Programs won't start

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Gene E. Bloch, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. On 2/22/2012, Groundhog Gus posted:
    > Don't know how Dell works, but I have an HP with Vista Home Premium.
    > Instead of a disc supplied by the manufacturer, your disk should be
    > partitioned into a C: and a D:. The D: drive should also have system
    > saved files on it. If you know the DATE that 'no .exe' happened, then it
    > might be simple for you. If not, you'll either have to edit the the
    > registery or completely rebuild the C: drive.
    > Try this, when you first boot up the system, you should have which
    > Function key to press to do a system recovery. On mine it's F11. Keep
    > pressing it until you get the recovery screen. Then on the screen select
    > ADVANCED. It should show you a list of files you can recover. Select the
    > one that dates BEFORE you know the 'no .exe' error occured and let the
    > system do it's thing. The great part of the ADVANCED option is it will
    > restore the system files to that date and ONLY the system files. Any of
    > your regular files will not be changed. It takes about 15 minutes and
    > saves you a hole lot of work. This option has saved my butt many times.
    > It's worth a try.


    It would help if you had posted this as a reply in the original thread.

    In this instance, said thread is nearby, but otherwise it would be hard
    to relate your post to what you replied to - *especially* since you
    didn't even quote the original post.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 22, 2012
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  2. On 2/22/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    > On 2/22/2012, Groundhog Gus posted:
    >> Don't know how Dell works, but I have an HP with Vista Home Premium.
    >> Instead of a disc supplied by the manufacturer, your disk should be
    >> partitioned into a C: and a D:. The D: drive should also have system saved
    >> files on it. If you know the DATE that 'no .exe' happened, then it might
    >> be simple for you. If not, you'll either have to edit the the registery
    >> or completely rebuild the C: drive. Try this, when you first boot up the
    >> system, you should have which Function key to press to do a system
    >> recovery. On mine it's F11. Keep pressing it until you get the recovery
    >> screen. Then on the screen select ADVANCED. It should show you a list of
    >> files you can recover. Select the one that dates BEFORE you know the 'no
    >> .exe' error occured and let the system do it's thing. The great part of
    >> the ADVANCED option is it will restore the system files to that date and
    >> ONLY the system files. Any of your regular files will not be changed. It
    >> takes about 15 minutes and saves you a hole lot of work. This option has
    >> saved my butt many times. It's worth a try.


    > It would help if you had posted this as a reply in the original thread.


    > In this instance, said thread is nearby, but otherwise it would be hard to
    > relate your post to what you replied to - *especially* since you didn't even
    > quote the original post.


    OTOH, I have come to think that it might have been just a slip of the
    mouse, so I'll calm down a bit :)

    For one thing, your name seems somewhat familiar to me, and also,
    you're using Xnews, so you're probably not a newbie...

    If I'm wrong, please feel free to reinstate my original complaint - on
    the honor system, of course :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 22, 2012
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