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Espoo

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I thought that a Windows 98SE boot disk starts a minimal form of Windows. Is there some trick that prevents getting an error message saying that programs (e.g. AVG, Uneraser) can't be run or installed in DOS?

And how can one direct a Windows 98SE reinstall to a new partition (D) on the same physical drive ( C )?

The reason I'm thinking of not reinstalling Windows on C is because i'm not sure what other files besides the Windows folder may have been deleted by the malware. There is a second partition on the same physical drive. Is it safe to reinstall Windows on that or may that destroy any files there? When i started the install process, i was told that this will remove the existing config.sys and autoexec.bat files, which seems to indicate that Windows will be reinstalled on C and that i may not be asked for a different location.

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Edited by Espoo, 06 June 2005 - 07:43 AM.

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Your D partition must be a primary partition in order to install another copy of Windows. Windows does not allow a logical partition to be bootable. There are utilities available that allow you to change partition types and sizes without data loss, Partition Magic and Partition Commander are two examples.
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By the way, have you tried to repair your present Windows installation ?
Some details here.
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Thanks for your replies. I unfortunately forgot about them because i never got an email notification despite having the necessary setting in My Controls. I did try ScanReg, but it was of course senseless because the whole Windows folder was gone. I had to reinstall Windows on C, and it seems no other files were lost.
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