OK, I was bored at work today and had nothing better to do so I decided to play around with my new Win2K machine and tweak it to my liking. After doing a lot of basic and intermediate tweaks to it I decided to do something a little bit more advanced. I decided to change the start button to read something else.
I started out by openeing explorer.exe with notepad, finding the appropriate string and changing it to what I wanted it to. Then I saved the file as explorer1.exe in the same directory as explorer.exe.
The second step was to change the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]. I renamed the Shell value from explorer.exe to explorer1.exe.
I then rebooted the computer. It booted up fine and got to the logon screen OK but after I logged on all I got was a blue screen. I could move the mouse cursor but and shut down through CTRL+ALT+DEL but that was it.
Could I possibly boot up to a DOS prompt, find explorer1.exe, delete it, rename explorer.exe to explorer1.exe and fix it that way? If not could someone please help me find a solution? I’m going into work early tomorrow to fix this so please HELP!!!