Solved

lost application property

Posted on 1997-12-12
2
151 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I tried to download a program file using IExplorer - big mistake.  I followed the help instruction that are with IExplorer so I could do this file download - even bigger mistake.  Following the instructions, I opened up file type, selected application and it edited my application properties, putting in the .exe file from the program I was downliading.  I got back most of the system but not all.  By putting the instruction where it asks for "application to perform the action"- C:\msdos\windows\system\command\start.exe - I can get programs to open (albeit they show a command window first and then the program opens).  I can not get things like the settings under my computer/control panel to open.  
When I go in file type, I need to know the "application that performs the action".  I have checked with others running Win95 and their systems won't even let them edit this file type, so I can't even see what this should be.  Can someone tell me what this should be and how I can protect it so I can't screw it up again.  PS I plan on using Netscape from now on.
0
Comment
Question by:acema
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:acema
ID: 1752491
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
smeebud earned 50 total points
ID: 1752492
1st,
You should follow the directions to the letter on:
How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q174/2/65.asp
----EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY UNINSTALLED IT.
Then we rebuild you system with [read following]
-----------
Re-install Using the "setup /p f" Switches
Reinstall Win95 from the command prompt using (setup /p f ) command. This will clean your system
files and replace missing and damaged files, without over-writing your updated dll's vxd's ext.
f -
This switch enables Clean Registry mode. It forces Detection to clean the root branch of the registry
before starting. This switch is ignored when Setup is run in the Windows 95 graphical user interface
(GUI). The default is disabled.
EXAMPLE:: setup /p f
As Always: Backup Your Registry First!
NOTE: The Setup /p f command does remove some commands that are pointing to the wrong
locations of programs and Win95 files, also does remove commands that are unknown to Win95
from the System.ini, Win.ini and the registry, but no promises can be given due to the nature of
Win95's individuality. So ALWAYS backup your registry and system files first.
/d -
If you do not want Setup to use your existing Windows configuration (such as your current Win.ini
and System.ini files), use this switch. To restore and adjust your windows installation try this: From
dos insert your CD and run from your cd this command...
EXAMPLE: setup /d /p f
When setup prompts you for "Full or Custom Setup", choose Custom. This allows you to have
control over every step of the setup. This will do a compare and replace missing or corrupted files
and will take you back where you were before the error.
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Check out the updates in one game-changing release, ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback. New features include a redesigned UI that improves session organization and overall user experience. See the enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question