I have an older win98se computer that has recently suffered a total failure. I had a program called Advanced System Optimizer that was supposed to help remove unused reg entries and stuff but never really helped. I heard bad stuff about its reliability so I removed it with its included uninstaller. But when I restarted as instructed win98se thought it was the first boot and wanted the product key. I used what I thought was the product key although it was actually from an even older comp with win 98. It did get me past that screen but then explorer fails and it shuts down. It gives the invalid page fault message.
But, I had recently installed the hd of the older comp into the win98se comp without reformatting it to try to get some old files I wanted off it before discarding it. Through set-up i was able to get the machine to boot with the second hd and use the win98 still on it. This gets me into the file system of win98se but I don't know what to do now. any ideas? Next I'm gonna scan the SE drive with Spybot and Ad-aware, but after that I have run out of ideas. I can't even get onto the internet with it anymore and am now using a friends comp.