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Run a dll as an App error

By sephirothvswill
Jun 12, 2009
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  1. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    If you didn't empty the recycle Bin after deleting My Documents, you an recover the files by doing a right click on the Recycle Bin> Restore.
  2. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    there aren't an files in the bin except for ones i deleted on the new OS. also, i know i should have more free space, so something must be taking up a lot of memory and i'm guessing it's all my files. i only have 12 gigs free out of 40, so what can i do? idk how to even access the other OS
  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    Use Windows search to search for some files you know to be in you former My Documents folder!

    Mike
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Have you removed all the programs Mike had you download and run? Also all the logs from them.

    You are in worse shape than when you began. And I left a note that Combofix was adding bytes way back!

    Try running this again to remove the cleaning tools:
    To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created, please do the following:
    Please download OTCleanIt by OldTimer:
    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double click OTCleanIt.exe.
    Click the CleanUp! button.
    If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes. The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

    Then do a disc cleanup- this won't add anything:
    My Computer> Right click on Local Drive-usually C-Properties> General tab> at the bottom of that screen, if there is a check in either Compress or Index> UNCHECK that box> then click on Disc Cleanup> make sure all boxes are checked> Apply> after the cleanup of through> Reboot.

    Then: Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs? UNINSTALL any programs you aren't using. Uninstall Java and Adobe except for the latest versions:
    Java is v6.14
    Adobe Reader v9.x.x.

    IF you have any logs saved from the cleaning programs, you can delete those also.
    Don't forget to Empty the Recycle Bin!

    And to gain space, when you get stable, replace the Adobe Reader with FoxIt. It has no bloat and does the same thing as the Adobe Reader. Then uninstall the Adobe Reader. Wait until you are stable though (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php) Free
  5. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    but i still only have 12 gigs free, and when i search for the files from my old folder it can't find them and they must be what's taking up space. i'd like to recover them if possible, but i don't get the option to boot up the other OS and i get access denied from clicking on the old folder. on this new install however, it boots up fast and runs pretty quick, but i just want my files form the other one, especially my 3DSMax files i was working on for my senior project for school
  6. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

  7. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    ok omg wow!!!! i got my files and put a copy on my D:\ drive too, thanks so much everyone!!! now, i have a little more of a problem, i can change my themes and my computer is running faster now, but... i need my product key, i know there's a program that finds it for you, but i need to get it off the other OS. is that possible?
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    If you have 40 GB's after formatting, then you need a minimum of 8 GB dedicated to free space for formatting and processing... I would prefer 12 GB, which means your hard drive is simply too small.
    Hard drives are cheap... you can get 160 GB hard drive for well under $60... after formatting, you have 148 GB or so. after setting aside 17 percent minimum for processing you have 116 GB left... then after you install your OS and programs software.... Well, whew
  9. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    well yeah, i have a Dell Inspiron E1505 and i think the biggest HD i can use in an 80 GB. bbut i need to get rid of the other OS on it, the one where i recovered my files from
  10. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    He didn't format he just installed another XP so now he has all the old os and a new XP!

    Mike
  11. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    yes in deed, any help on removing the old one? i know you got some magic tricks to teach me lol
     
  12. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,793

    OK but this time don't go off on a tangent just do as I advise and do nothing on your own.

    First get me the below.

    Hold down the Microsoft/Flag key and tap the Pause/Break key (end of top row).

    This will bring up the System properties. Click Advanced - Startup and Recovery - Settings, then Advanced - Ediit. Copy for pasting the Boot.ini

    Paste this to the thread.

    I am off to bed will answer in the morning Eastern Time.

    Mike
  13. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    ok i got it, but i have to tell you, i think i made a horrible mess in there. i might need to restore a lot of things to their original state
  14. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You can use up to a 500 GB 5400 rpm drive on that E1505... or the available 100, 120, 160, 250, or 320. You are not limited to the 80 GB drive.
  15. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    awesome, then i'll have to get one, thanks
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