[Wine] Wine broke my WindowsXP (can't login)

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Fri Feb 29 08:18:40 CST 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:26 AM, helix <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>  > The easiest way to fix this is to simply remove your ~/.wine directory.
>  > Wine will create a new one that's set up properly.
>  Did that. Errors are gone now. Thanks.


>  > What do I have to do to stop users doing this.
>  Maybe stating somewhere that files in ~/.wine/dosdevices/c
> etc. are modified by Wine -- I didn't expect that.
> I thought that these just set up some interfaces to have
> the windows directories available to Wine, but I didn't expect Wine to write there.

I'll keep that in mind, maybe we can make it clearer.

>  > Only solution to this is move wine to its own drive C and
> > run a XP repair to remove the wine files from XP.
>  Could you please give some hints which files those are?

We have no idea.  Try booting from an XP install disk and asking
it to repair your existing installation.
- Dan

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