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    missing exe files

    Hello I am new to this forum and I have been searching for any clues to what might have happened to my computer. I have been limping along with missing files. Not having a clue as to what exactly went wrong, much less why. Anything I have tried to do only freezes up my computer.

    I have tried to reinstall windows ME but it gets to 20% and locks up. I have succeeded in replacing some of the missing exe files. AT this time, my word and spider solitare game has an DrWatson icon, which if you click does nothing. Most of my other exe files are just blank application icons. Two days ago my briefcase has disappeared, it has an icon, and I can explore it using windows explorer.

    I am just concerned as to what is happening here. I did a virus check, and it shows nothing.
    We had this computer built for us, it is a FIC motherboard with AMD 550K6ll, 128memory, 11.2gb hard drive. I do have a problem with my pci to isa bridge in the device manager is this the reason why I am having so many problems?

    I wouldn't consider myself a tech expert, but I am knowledgeable with some things.
    Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!

    juspeachy

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    Re: missing exe files

    Did the system ever run properly?
    can you give an example of what you mean by a blank application icon? - when you right_click > properties, is anything shown in the target field?

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    Re: missing exe files

    Yes, at one time it did. I have had a series of crashes these past few months, but wasn't able to spend adequate time in finding out what was causing them (due to family illness). I either used my system restore, or reinstalled windows ME.
    As for the icon, when I right click it just shows that it is a read-only file. The icon itself is an application icon.

    I hope that helps.

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    Re: missing exe files

    I'd run Scandisk as a starter and see what that shows - it sounds rather like some kind of corruption to me, I'm afraid.

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    Re: missing exe files

    I will run a scan, I agree that there is some corrupted files, or faulty registry. I just am not very experienced in fixing either I am afraid. I bought a new harddrive if all else fails. Thanks for the help <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

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    Re: missing exe files

    ok did the scan, nothing was found.....so whats next? how do you repair a faulty registry if my windows me doesn't work properly and the restore doesn't work? a format? questions questions

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