Is there an easy way to do this?



Batman8405
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Like an idiot, I deleted a file that XP needs. It was called amabcb.exe and
now that it's gone, I can only open a few certain programs. I can find no
rhyme or reason to which ones I can open and which ones I cannot.

I googled "amabcb" and there are no hits. Does anyone even know what this
file is? Do I need to re-install XP? I can't even run "cmd" from the Run
prompt. I was thinking of just going to another healthy PC and copying the
file and pasting it back in the WINDOWS directory.

Suggestions?

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Hi,

Assuming it can not be restored from the recycle bin, use System
Restore to return the file.
All About System Restore in WinXP
http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/index.html

Then use the virus and malware removal instructions before deleting
any files.
Virus and Spyware removal and prevention
http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/html/spyware.html

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/

Batman8405 wrote:
> Like an idiot, I deleted a file that XP needs. It was
> called amabcb.exe and now that it's gone, I can only open
> a few certain programs. I can find no rhyme or reason to
> which ones I can open and which ones I cannot.
>
> I googled "amabcb" and there are no hits. Does anyone
> even know what this file is? Do I need to re-install XP?
> I can't even run "cmd" from the Run prompt. I was
> thinking of just going to another healthy PC and copying
> the file and pasting it back in the WINDOWS directory.
>
> Suggestions?

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:04 AM
If the Command interpreter does not work, you have more than 1 issue at hand.

Suggest you do an in-place upgrade or an in-place installation for purposes of "repair".
It needs to go to the same partition as before , and the same directory as before.

Usually for example XP is on C drive and is on folder/directory \Windows or \WINNT.

Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. You do that from the pc BIOS setup screen. You specify CDROM as the first drive to boot from.

Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM drive, and then restart your pc.

When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your
screen, press a key to boot pc from the XP CD.

When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen,
press ENTER:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. Do NOT select this option.

On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 function key to agree to it.

Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP (in your case, the one you wish to repair) is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair XP.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"Batman8405" wrote
> Like an idiot, I deleted a file that XP needs. It was called amabcb.exe and
> now that it's gone, I can only open a few certain programs. I can find no
> rhyme or reason to which ones I can open and which ones I cannot.
>
> I googled "amabcb" and there are no hits. Does anyone even know what this
> file is? Do I need to re-install XP? I can't even run "cmd" from the Run
> prompt. I was thinking of just going to another healthy PC and copying the
> file and pasting it back in the WINDOWS directory.
>
> Suggestions?


Is there an easy way to do this?