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Old 10-17-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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Good Afternoon.

Im trying to find the system32 folder on my mums pc so that i can delete drivers that XP has disabled due to instability if loaded. Ive searched the entire computer for system32 folder where the drivers are located but i cant find it. Can anyone help. Or is there an alternative method to delete these drivers?

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Old 10-18-2006, 04:58 AM   #2
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Right click on the Windows start button, and choose Explore. On the top tool bar, click Tools/Folder Options, the the view tab. Make sure "Hide protected operating system files" is UNCHECKED and that Show hidden files and folders" IS CHECKED. Click Apply, then OK. In the left pane, double click on Local Disc C, Then Windows, and you should see the System 32 folder. Be very careful what you delete.

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Old 10-18-2006, 06:46 AM   #3
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Thankyou Papermoon. The computer is working perfectly now that i have deleted the offending drivers.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:37 AM   #4
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Right click on the Windows start button, and choose Explore. On the top tool bar, click Tools/Folder Options, the the view tab. Make sure "Hide protected operating system files" is UNCHECKED and that Show hidden files and folders" IS CHECKED. Click Apply, then OK. In the left pane, double click on Local Disc C, Then Windows, and you should see the System 32 folder. Be very careful what you delete.

hi!
on my start menu, i dont seem to have the "eplore" option, how elsee can i access that so that i can too get into system 32 folder?
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hi!
on my start menu, i dont seem to have the "eplore" option, how elsee can i access that so that i can too get into system 32 folder?

actually heres easiest way to do this if your start menu dosnt have an "explore" option that is obvious to you.
clik start on bottom left of bottom task bar
clik search
into the search folder bar type in the following: C:WINDOWS\system32

simple
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actually heres easiest way to do this if your start menu dosnt have an "explore" option that is obvious to you.
clik start on bottom left of bottom task bar
clik search
into the search folder bar type in the following: C:WINDOWS\system32

simple
woops, slight correction needed, that folder name should read as:
C:\WINDOWS\system32

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