1. Icon Problem with WfW 3.11--lost/destroyed icons/groups,--any help appreciated--Urgent!!
A person asked me to come and solve the following problem.
They had lost all of their icons and program groups (there were no
ico files in the drive at all and many of the .grp group files read
contents of "0" bytes) in their Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
They had no installation disks for WfW 3.11. Now, I told them that I
had Windows 3.1 disks and would install Win 3.1 over the existing WfW
3.11 thinking that any of the installed programs would be detected by
the Win 3.1 setup process and icons would be recreated. This was not
the case. I have a feeling this was my first mistake.
Instead of refurbishing the program groups which contained "0" bytes,
it replaced them and added a "0" to the group's original name so that
the original "accessories.grp" with a "0" byte file size was left
intact but another group file was also created called
"accessories0.grp" with a normal file size. This happened to all of
the group files with "0" byte sizes.
After the Win 3.1 setup process ended, most of the groups were
restored but they were empty of icons.
Not even the file manager icon was around (I had to create it
manually) and none of the other standard icons in a fresh installation
of Win 3.1 were built either. Why?
Now this person is having trouble booting up his system (a 486sx, with
8 megs of RAM)
What do I do to remedy this?
Should I erase the windows directory completely and re-install Windows
3.1 (as he doesn't have the master disks for his original WfW 3.11 and
says he doesn't need a network) afresh and have him reinstall his
windows programs and drivers?
What precautions should I take regarding currently installed drivers,
I'm very well versed in Windows 3.1 (I thought) but this one has me
Will respond to all suggestions/hints.
Please reply by e-mail.
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