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I recently had a MAJOR system crash that was more or less the final straw with Winblows, and so I have switched to Ubuntu which is running fine not withstanding that there is still a huge learning curve.

Anyway, I have finally gotten around to trying to repair Windows 2k which is still all over every drive but the ubuntu one. I ran the cd repair installation and it seems to be OK, but there was one file missing( userenv.dl)l which I copied from another machine into my winnt\system32 folder.

Now, when I try to boot in windows I get an error with explorer.exe. can't see any icons or access anything but Task manager.

Can I reload that, or how can I fix it?

Or is the bottom line that I have to reload windows from scratch, which I was really trying to avoid doing,
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Can you boot to safe mode?  If so, boot into is and run sfc /scannow to replace those important system files.

It's probably not the best move to copy DLL files from different machines into- your own.  Among other things, the biggest problem is that you may be installing an older version of the userenv DLL that may introduce vulnerabilities into your system.
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I can boot into safe mode, but when I try to replace explorer.exe. I get an error saying I can't cos it's in use. I then tried to put in a new copy it in Dos, which I THINK was successful cos it said it was, but then when I rebooted, I still got the same error,
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Did you run the sfc /scannow command in safe mode?  If not, I would highly recommend it.
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I will try that when I get home from work. THe post from before was from last night, DIdn't try safe mode this morning.
Do I run the SFC /scannow in Dos? or where? (it looks like a Ubuntu command. Is that where I should run it? I'm a real newbie in Linux, sorry if that was a stupid question.)
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sfc /scannow didn't work cos it kept telling me RPC wasn't avail, and when I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't.(kept erroring, but I'll give you the points as you were the only one who even TRIED to assist.


After about 5 hours and numerous reloads and repairs of winblows, it seems to be working now, so thanks
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