I am operating windows 98 and as of a couple of days ago when I tried to boot up I received a message "Windows protection error. Need to restart"
I shut down for 2 minutes, reboot and am given the option to open in Safe Mode. I accept the option (which is better than nothing) and windows 98 opens in safe mode. I cannot open and operate any of my programs (WordPerfect, Quicken, etc). As soon as I try to copy a file onto a floppy (to rescue it) I get an Illegal Error dialog box or when I try to pay a bill I get a dialog box which states that I do not enough memory.
I have tried my start up & boot disks and all they do is get me to a DOS prompt.
At DOS I have tried FDSK and CHKDISK and I did get a message that the computer could not find a partition on my C drive. In Safe Mode the computer recognizes that I have a FAT32.
When I got in using the "Safe Mode" I ran a thorough Scan Disk (overnight - after closing all running programs except Explorer) and that reported that ScanDisk found errors and fixed them. Elated, I rebooted and to my dismay nothing had changed.
HELP! How do I find the Problem and correct it?
I use Norton SystemWorks, Spybot, AdAware & Mozilla Firefox for protection. I perform these function almost daily for peace-of-mind (apparantly, alas. to no avail).
What does anyone suggest? Karen