how do I refill harddrive c again

February 18, 2011 at 17:17:48
Specs: os/2 ?
hello there.can you please tell me how how i can refill my c hard drive again?I did not empty it but some one who was suppose to be helping me,now I can download but not run files,when I try to run files a window comes say the paramater is incorrect, so any repair tool I download i can not use as I can not run it. thanks for any help. I have windows vista

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February 18, 2011 at 18:59:11
If you give the "exact" error message there is a chance we can fix the problem.

Otherwise you could use System Restore (part of Vista), to a time before this happened.

We don't know if you have a Vista disk, a restore disk, or whether the system was pre-installed. You have not told us what computer you have - there are thousands of variants.

If a restore disk or restore feature is included with the computer you could use that but it will lose all your own programs and files.

By the way, avoid all those fix-it programs you see on the Internet. Most of them do more harm than good, and/or are trying to sell you something.

We all live on the same ball.

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March 2, 2011 at 04:59:10
Thanks for your reply Dereck,
the paramater is incorrect message I get is with different programmes,but always it says at the bottom that the paramater is incorrect
Also I get this message c:/users/carlos/appdata/local/temp/Ixpoo.tmp/
system message is Denied
I dont vista restore disk and the restore to an earlier time did not work for me,I tried it 3 computer is an acer 5735Z .I also went to the acer site and I got the downloads,but I could not run them, thanks for your help

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March 2, 2011 at 07:36:38
If your computer is sufficiently useable, it would be as well to see if the file Ixpoo.tmp is actually there or whether it is the registery referring to a file that has now gone. You will need to temporarily set your system to show all files (probably including system files) in order to find it. Don't delete any new files or icons that appear on the desktop or elsewhere - they will go when you hide files again.

If the Ixpoo.tmp file is "definitely missing" then I would try downloading CCleaner which has a registry cleaning feature. I don't generally advocate running registry cleaners but this is one of the safer ones and we can simply use it for the Ixpoo.tmp issue. Make sure you untick all the unwanted toolbar options when downloading.

All you need to do is use the registry scanner to remove any references to Ixpoo.tmp (it's a case of unticking all other boxes which might take a while if there are a lot of them). If you can't download it then download it on another computer then copy it into an empty folder on the C Drive using a flash drive. It then all depends on whether it will run.

Similarly you might be able to download and create a restore disk on another computer then transfer it via a CD. I've not checked but have assumed the restore disk goes onto a CD - I'm not familiar with your particular laptop.

You said "the paramater is incorrect message". That sounds a bit odd - can you write down the exact error message please?

With no restore disk or Vista disk it might prove tricky to fix yourself with help from afar but lets see how we get on. Note that sometimes things will work in Safe Mode even when they don't in normal Windows. You get there by hitting the F8 key while booting and select Safe Mode from the list. The desktop screen will look a bit odd in this mode but that is normal.

Please come back and let us know how you got on.

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