Getting to be that time...
Posted 20 November 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 05:33 PM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:28 PM
The DOSMGR error seems to be in the I/O loading while booting up. Microsoft seems to think it is a virus in this article.
There it seems to lead people to try a clean boot of the system.
Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:45 PM
SRX660 - I have been on the microsoft help stuff all day and most of their suggestions always say go to Start and etc. but can't get in that far. I either to straight to a blank page that says Windows Protection error or depending on how I restart I get the page with safe mode etc. The only way I can do anything through that page is through the prompts but dont know what more to ask for there.????? The only new thing that has been done on my computer is we got a digital camera and downloaded pics, would this have anything to do with it. Thanks for replys.
Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:00 PM
Posted 21 November 2007 - 12:08 PM
If you still cannot get to even a command prompt, more than likely the file system for 98 has been corrupted and it would be easier to wipe the drive ( using the drive makers utilities to do a low level format) and reinstall Win 98( or ME).
Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:21 PM
Posted 22 November 2007 - 06:35 AM
Click on the first link so it can take you the win 98 boot disk page. The latest one there for Win 98 SE will work the best. Most of the files there are disk images. Download the file to your C: drive, put a fresh disk in your A: drive, then click on the file to create the bootdisk.
Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:27 PM
Posted 22 November 2007 - 04:11 PM
Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:23 AM
The above program RegCleaner is a well used program for this.
I personally no longer use programs like these because if i have a problem with software i use a Microsoft win98 CD i have and just reinstall windows on the computer again. I also have a Ghost image of my own system with all the software added and usually use that image to reinstall on my own computer. That way i do not have to reinstall all the software again if i have a problem.
Yes, Win 98 is so old that it is not even supported by microsoft anymore. Newer hardware usually do not include software that is compatible with the win 98 system so it does cause problems like you are experiencing. Recently i had to give a Compaq computer with Win ME on it back to someone simply because it was not worth the expense to find the problem with the computer and try a reinstall of the operating system to fix it. Newer computers are so cheap it is not worth spending $200 or more to repair a old computer. So i spent a day setting up the computer and transferring emails and some documents and pictures the customer wanted to save to floppy disks and then to another computer so i could burn the 100 MB of data to a CD for her. If she was not a good friend of my wifes i would not have even done this . As it was i charged her $20 ( thats about $2.50 a hour) simply because she usually has me setup any new computers she buys.
On a new computer i truly think you can't go wrong with most of the name brand computers if you do not have special needs for the fastest and best computer. I need to show what i can do with computer so i build my own instead of buying store bought ones. In reality any H-P, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Acer, and some other well known brands work prefect for almost everyones needs. Any computer over 3 years old is Obsolete anyway and that is what i suggest to people when they buy new computers. Don't buy top of the line unless it is on sale and you were going to spend that much money anyway. Some of the money you spend is for bells and whistles you will seldom use anyway. Better to spend around $400 for a solid computer that you won't have any problems with for a few years. Half the computers i have here are factory computers. 2 Compaq's, a H-P, A Dell, A Acer Laptop, and A Toshiba Laptop are what i'm running right now along with a new build i do every 3 months or so.
Another thought is if you get a new computer you will be amazed at how much better Windows XP and Vista are than Win 98. I personally won't go back to the old windows, but i do still prefer XP over Vista right now.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:29 PM
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