Please HELP ME!!! urgent

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    Sportsgi37

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    Okay I have a problem. I am the only one in my family who knows anything about computers. I also have kazaa. Over recent months I have downloaded files that are highly um, not good. Lets just say I don't want my parents to see them. Anyway, recently my Word program randomly stopped working. I renistalled it and it still won't work. I get an illegal operation message every time I try to open it. Anyway my dad is taking it in to his office where they have a computer expert. He is going to have him check our hard drive. Some of these files are very big. If he finds them my parents will be VERY upset and I will never touch a computer again. These files are hidden in the Music Match folder. They are hidden very well but I bet a computer expert could find them no problem. Anyway here are some questions I have and I would REALLY appreciate any help.

    1) Can I fix Word?
    2) Should I leave the files alone?
    3) Should I delete them?
    4) Should I unistall the program they are hidden in?
    5) Is there some way to get rid of the files using DOS?
     
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    James Photojournalist

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    You can delete files in DOS. What OS do you have? If he puts the HDD into his PC or another one, it's very easy to find your files.

    I would scan for a virus just in case. If you completley removed Office and re-installed it then I would say some other sytem files are damaged. I can't tell w/o the exact error message that it gives you though. Do you have it?
     
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    Whats the HDD? I have Windows 98
     
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    WINWORD caused an invalid page fault in
    module WINWORD.EXE at 017f:303e4fbd.
    Registers:
    EAX=00000034 CS=017f EIP=303e4fbd EFLGS=00010202
    EBX=03314670 SS=0187 ESP=0062e4ac EBP=0062e4cc
    ECX=006a3e54 DS=0187 ESI=0062e4e8 FS=5127
    EDX=00000005 ES=0187 EDI=0062e504 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    8b 08 83 79 14 00 0f 85 f2 ae e4 ff 6a 00 50 e8
    Stack dump:
    00690348 0062e4e8 00000002 0062e520 00000000 0062e540 303192ad 0062e4e8 0062e540 303192ee 0062e504 03314670 00000000 006f3cd8 006f3c50 30267290
     
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    Kristi I'm Baaaackkk!! VIP Member

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    HDD = Hard drive
     
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    James Photojournalist

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    HDD stands for hard disk drive.

    Try this:
    1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
    2. In the Named box, type Normal.dot, and then click Find Now.
    3. When the search process is complete, right-click Normal.dot, and then click Rename.
    4. Type Normal.old, and then press ENTER.
      If you receive the following message, click Yes:
      If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable.
      Are you sure you want to change it?
    5. Click Start, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.
    6. In the Select Drive dialog box, click C:, and then click OK.
    7. In the Files to delete box, click to select the Temporary Files check box, and then click OK.
    8. When the clean-up process is completed, start Microsoft Word.[/list=1]
     
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    When I try to rename the file I can't rename the extenion only the name so it stays .dot
     
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    You should be able to. Try showing all files and extensions under folder options.
     
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    I can't do that either its not an option I see.
     
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    TacoX DomineNonEsDignus VIP Member

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    rename all your file and put them into a winrar archive, and encrypt this archive. Even an admin wouldnt be able to open them. The reason renaming is because they can actually view the contents of the archive they just can't open them. also you can go online and get file encrypting tools that admin wont beable to get into either.
     
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    He can if he cracks it, with a brute force program. I doubt he will try that hard though.
     
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    What exactly is it that you don't want your parents to see?
     
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    If you are downloading illegal files, or downloading files that are not permitted by your age or location then I would advise deleting them. As a professional I don't encourage companies or individuals to commit crimes. I would be glad to help you fix your Microsoft word problem, but I do have an ethical problem with helping you hide files that may incriminate you.

    James' answer about the normal.dot should fix your problem.
     
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    I can just imagine what files you are trying to hide! LoL, get rid of themn (if you can), they are doing your computer no good by the looks of it....
     
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