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lilbabe24

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I need help with my system.

I have a HP Pavillion, its running windows 98, the cd drive is shot so the solution(s) must not not involve it.

The computer was hanging upon shut down so I downloaded something from microsoft for it. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but it's the last thing I remember changing before the [bleep] hit the fan; which was a few days later.

I turned the computer on and it said something to the effect of error loading kernel, you must reinstall windows, then it turned off and I started it again and it brought me to a selection menu etc...

I played around with this, sometimes I got through to the normal start but it eventually froze up, it wouldn't remember any save settings for my ares program and it dissassociated my media content from respective players.

I ended up rendering the kernel32 file old and replaced it with a new one from dll files.com or something or another, its in swedish :whistling: ( I just looked as I was typing this and I see that now it isn't?) Anyway it seemed to do the trick, the content player saved along with ares but after a reset everything happened all over again minus the error when loading kernel.

I also am only able to use my internet access for about five minutes after starting the computer, afterwards all th browsers error when attempting any page. I don't know when this happened except for it was not before the initial problem.

P.S. When I typed about the swedish thing, I meant the prompt for "Standby, Shut Down" "Restart"... It is back in english now.
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acklan

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Try going to Start then Run. Type in sfc /scannow . If it asks for a the Windows CD use the Browser button and point it to the i386 folder in the WINDOWS folder.

Edited by acklan, 15 November 2006 - 01:21 AM.

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shard92

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actually the windows files ( if they are there ) are probably in c:\windows\options\cabs since it is a windows 98 machine. If the cabs are not there you are going to get a cd on it somehow....

acklan you are thinking of win Nt based systems not 9x.
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Your right, my bad.
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