On a new pc I had a fatal exception OE at VxM or something like that and I rebooted. It happened again and when I rebooted my desktop changed and nothing would work. I used a Startup disk and DOS seems to work fine. I thought about re-installing Windows, but I can't because of the CD-ROM.
The pc is a 200MHz, 64 MB ram, 3.1GB HD running Win95B (I think it's Win95B), NOT connectted to a network.
On desktop- changes "recycle bin" & "internet" icons to unnamed folders. Right mouse click does not show properties. "My computer" icon is unchanged and right mouse click shows properties. Properties shows a stop message "control panel" "access to the specified device, path, or file is denied". Short cut icons were changed to a generic icon and name was changed from *.exe to *.lnk and do nothing when click. File folders on the desk top will not open.
Clicking on the "start" button then "programs" shows that all listed programs had extension *.lnk added to them.
Safe mode start-up shows same problem.
If anyone knows how to change back to the original configuration or repair the affeted files without re-installing Windows95, please contact me.