Posted 24 April 2005 - 07:12 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:16 AM
Hope this helps.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:34 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:22 AM
Tell you what. Why don't you post a copy of your Boot.ini file here. You can find it right off the C drive. You'll have to click "Tools", then "Folder Options", and then "View Hidden Files" to see it though. Open that file up with Notepad and paste the text here.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:51 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:58 AM
multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS2="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /no execute=optin /fastdetect
windows2 is what i called windows xp
thanks for all of your help
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:10 AM
Let me know what kind of File System you have and then we'll go from there.
To find out what type of file system you have do this:
Click "Start", right click "My Computer", and then click "Manage". Under the "Storage" icon, click "Disk Management". In the window that appears, you'll see a list of your drives and the type of file system on them.
Let us know
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:42 AM
Now try to do this:
Reboot your PC. When you hear the beep, press "F8" on your keyboard. A DOS type menu will appear with different startup options. Choose "Safe Mode" and log in as "Administrator". If you didn't set up a password for the Administrator account, just leave the field blank as this is the default for Windows XP. Once logged in, click "Start", then "Control Panel", and finally "Add/Remove Programs". See if you can find Windows XP in the list. If you have sufficient room on your Hard Drive, it may have copied the uninstall files even though you didn't perform an upgrade. If you see it in the list, click the OS and then uninstall it. A pop up message will appear asking if you are sure you want to remove the Operating System. Answer "Yes" and see what happens.
Good luck....keep us posted on your progress.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:54 AM
Unfortunately, I'm out of ideas for you. At this point, I would say you need to backup your data, repartition the drive with a 98 boot disk, and reinstall win98.
If you don't have a 98 boot disk, you can get one for free from http://www.bootdisk.com
Please recall from my original post that if you are going to repartition your Hard Drive, I would recommend creating two logical drives if you are going to setup XP also for a dual boot system. The older Operating System, Win98, will have to be installed first. Then, install XP to the other logical drive.
Somehow, I just keep thinking there will be a way to update some of your startup files to disable Windows XP and have the PC revert to 98. I didn't see what I was hoping to see in your Boot.ini file though. Actually, you said your file is called "Boot.ici" and that is a new one for me too.
If you aren't interested in formatting your drive for a clean install of 98, I would let this post float around for a day or so. Somone may come around later on who can assist you.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:45 PM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 06:02 PM
how large are the specific files?
can you see them from xp?
do you have a zip drive or cd burner?
Posted 24 April 2005 - 06:09 PM
can you access the net?
if so, go here, as suggested in post #10 to create a startup disk
post any questions on the backup or bootdisk. I can help with the istall once the backup is done and the bootdisk is created.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:06 AM
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