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Reno

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Ok i got Windows 98 computer but theres a problem i get this error message.
error loading explorer.exe. You must reinstall windows

All i have is a boot up disc (floppy downloaded from a site)and a windows xp home edition upgrade.
I was wondering if my comp is fixable.
I really need this one back as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance,
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Greetings Reno

Sorry to hear about your problem with the computer.

What have you done so far as to troubleshoot this?

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Well I tried using the upgrade disc on the computer.
No go cause I need a full.
Tried using the boot up disc then using the upgrade disc failed.
Tried the windows suggestions well some of them havent found a working one yet.
The problem i cant get to my desktop or anything.
At the log in screen it gives the error then it says im missing another file.

Reno

Edited by Reno, 14 April 2008 - 12:10 AM.

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Hi Reno
Lets try a quick and easy
1.Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu.
2.At the MS-DOS prompt, type cd\windows\command, and then press ENTER. Where windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.

3.At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER. NOTE the space between scanreg and /
4.Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.NOTE: A properly working registry has the word "Started" next to the date.

5.When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer.
Cheers
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Reno

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Tried that the problem is in encountered when i type windows its not valid.
I also tried scanning the reg but it failed apparently tried to run scandisk because it was unable to fix a long file name.
But i cant use it because im missing a file called system something.
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Greetings Reno

Try everything from this link. From the resolution on down.

Microsoft kb 306599

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Reno

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What is a start up disc?
I downloaded one from a site and put it on my floppy is that good enough?
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Greetings Reno

A startup disk will allow you to start/boot your computer to a command prompt.

Also contains tools to file manage and some system repair utilities.

I downloaded one from a site and put it on my floppy is that good enough?


1. Do I know which one you downloaded?

2. Will it work? See question 1.

3. How does it work? See question 1.

4. Is it a good one? See question 1.

Did you try it? What was your results.

Regards

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Reno

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Yeah i tried it it said windows wasnt valid like when i type cd/windows it wont let me >_>
Also when i typed system.ini it was blank.
I forgot the site but ive gotten one from
www.bootdisk.com
and
www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html
I lack a cd burner or the win 98 install cd
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peterm

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sorry Reno
I did not get your last reply.
When you boot off the floppy can you get to C: drive?
A:>type c: press enter
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