Hi David, I used dos to find where iexplore.exe and explorer.exe are on my harddrive and then I used Winzip to extract both files to a temp folder and then I used dos to copy over the existing files in their respective locations and still it did not fix my system. You do know that I can boot up Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer in Safe Mode. Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: Emery, David To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 7:39 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Internet Explorer will not open Carl: I just reread this that you sent and it wouldn't work the way you have it.The first thing is that you most likely had it on a floppy and you should have been at the a:\ prompt. You have to check your version of XP home to see if you have a c:\windows folder or c:\winnt, Usually 2000 and XP used winnt, however, I just installed XP Prof last night and it set up a windows directory, which doesn't matter to me as long as I know what it did.The two files I sent you should be copied to the root of c:\ to make it easy for you or you can put them in a folder. I sent a folder called carl so using that as an example this is what you would do with both files, recognize I am not sure if you have winnt or windows folder so you substitude accordingly. At the dos prompt assuming you have set up a folder carl at the root of c:\ you would first need to be at c:\carl (am assuming you know the dos commands to get there) the commands then from this directory is c:\carl copy explorer.exe c:\windows and hit enter then copy iexplore.exe c:\program files and hit enter, the only curve here is that the tilde may have to be used if you get an error, so that you identify the path as dos see's it and the file as dos see's it. Dave I can only assume you had an iexplore.exe for some reason residing at the root of c:\ and it copied it to c:\backup as you asked, however, it shouldn't had been there to begin with. :>) Sorry if I was long winded.