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How do I fix invalid path error in windows XP?

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July 5, 2012 7:13:53 PM

Hi, when I looked at Event Viewer from Administrative Tools, I noticed I’m receiving a lot of ‘invalid path error’. I divide my 640GB HD into four partitions: C, D, E, F. a while ago I moved all contents from Partition F to E to make room for a Debian Linux installation.

Question is how to fix these residual errors since windows still thinks I have contents on Partition F which is a Debian partition now.
July 6, 2012 1:17:27 PM

Hi, when I looked at Event Viewer from Administrative Tools, I noticed I’m receiving a lot of ‘invalid path error’. I divide my 640GB HD into four partitions: C, D, E, F. a while ago I moved all contents from Partition F to E to make room for a Debian Linux installation.

Question is how to fix these residual errors since windows still thinks I have contents on Partition F which is a Debian partition now.
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July 6, 2012 2:53:20 PM

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Hi, when I looked at Event Viewer from Administrative Tools, I noticed I’m receiving a lot of ‘invalid path error’. I divide my 640GB HD into four partitions: C, D, E, F. a while ago I moved all contents from Partition F to E to make room for a Debian Linux installation.

Question is how to fix these residual errors since windows still thinks I have contents on Partition F which is a Debian partition now.

Take a look at environment variables.
To view or change environment variables:

Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Click Environment variables.
Click one the following options, for either a user or a system variable:
Click New to add a new variable name and value.
Click an existing variable, and then click Edit to change its name or value.
Click an existing variable, and then click Delete to remove it.
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July 6, 2012 5:14:47 PM

Fix the file paths for the applications in question (or reinstall them)...otherwise you can find some utilities on the web that will change drive path info based on criteria you want. This could be useful, but if you are having issues with drive paths and simply copy/pasting data, you might not want to go the more advanced route.

You can also run a registry scan/fix utility to clean up remnant reg pointers, but this won't 'fix' them and make them work again.

It really depends what was on these partitions that was moved and when you receive the errors you are seeing.
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July 6, 2012 5:15:53 PM

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