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First post, by =zum=

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Hi all,first,i should say that all win (or dos) application was run fine when i got winxp sp1,then,after installing sp2,all that application give me this message.

Any Ideas?

(sorry,but the image is italian,maybe someone have already encountered this problem?)


  • error.JPG
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    13.42 KiB
    File comment
    here's the error
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 2 of 3, by =zum=

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yes! that's it!

just 2 question,

1)what is the system restore?
2)can i trust of the .exe and the repair trick?
3)anyone have fixed this problem succefully?

thanks in advance.

Reply 3 of 3, by HunterZ

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That's 3 questions 😉

1. System Restore is a feature of Windows XP that sets aside a percentage of hard disk space to make periodic backup copies of recently-modified files and Windows settings. In the case that Windows has trouble booting up, it gives you the option of rolling back to the last Restore Point. One place to access it is Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore.

2. What EXE? The repair trick is safe, as you're replacing corrupted files with safe versions from your Windows CD. Those files are for running DOS and 16-bit Windows apps and never need to be changed unless you want to have some custom default settings for all DOS programs.

3. I've never had this problem, probably because I'm careful about not getting viruses and spyware, and also because I don't run DOS programs in Windows XP very often.