ok, wow you should never try to diddle with your system during an install.
Found that the hard way myself and had to fiddle but got it mostly working.
I suggest you reformat.
Next time wait till java is installed all the way.
you should be able to remove msn explorer from windows setup in add remove.
you should be able to add outlook express in the same way.
uninstall java and put it back in.
make a new user for yourself find and delete the other user, better yet if you
can get in user accounts and delete the other user then make it again.
At 02:58 a.m. 11/10/2009, you wrote:
>I have a small problem, ---- well actually a rather large! problem.
>During installation of Java I happened to notice msn explorer was stil on my
>compter. I attempted to remove it in add/remove programs and by mistake
>removed outlook express.
>"no problem" I thought "time for a system restore"
>However, that's when things went very! wrong.
>When windows xp restarted, a random window appeared, then it restarted with a
>default user profile.
>After several restarts, another go at a system restore and lots of swearing, I
>read the random window with ms narrator.
>Said random window says:
>" windows cannot load the user's profile but logued you on with the default
>profile for the system. the system has attempted to load or restore a file
>into the registry but the specified file is not in a registry file format"
>Needless to say, this is a baaaaaad! state of affiars, and what's worse,
>outlook express is stil awol!
>Luckily I A, have this laptop to communicate etc with, and B, have backups of
>everything on my external harddrive.
>Stil, the idea of starting everything from scratch on the default profile is
>pretty hiddeus in terms of amount of work, ---- pluss I'm not sure what I'd be
>unable to access from my old user profile.
>Normally, I'd phone dolphin tech support with this sort of issue, but they're
>not open at weakends, and I'd prefer this fixed Asap.
>while I know this isn't a tech support list, I'd really! appreciate some help
>from some of the cleverer people here so as to get this sorted out.
>If people would prefer to take this off list, just E-mail me on d...@xgam.org.
>Any help much and distinctly appreciated.
>Btw, as I said, I'm using windows xp. Luckily hal, ---- though not my
>individual settings or installs of dolphin orphius, is accessible from the
>default profile, so poking around windows will at least be possible.
>sorry again for this, ---- but I am rather stuck here.
>all the best,
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