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Windows can not find 'idlist,:532:1896,c:\program

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When I am opening my computer folder or control panel I am getting following error:

Windows can not find 'idlist,:532:1896,c:\program. Make sure you have typed correct file name.

This happens for all desktop icons.  I have widnow XP operating system.  I did file search on idlist but could not find.

Can you suggest what the problem might be and the solution for the same.

Thanks,

Bill
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by:Pete Long
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Hi bill4321,
1. Pres Ctrl+Alt+Delete
2. On the Task Manager (Applications Tab) Click New Task
3. In the run box that presents itself type the following %SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
4. This will launch The Windows restore system pick a date (shown in BOLD) when the system was working and click next.
5. Your system will restore then reboot.

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bill4321,
Refresh The Windows XP installation to save your Data and settings etc.



How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341
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