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:D :D I was cleaning some old user files from my laptop that uses 98 se. all went well untill I went to go turn it back on and I received data errror reading drive c: (C is my harddrive 2gig) abort,retry,ignore,fail? I tried all a,r,i,f and all I got was WHILE INITIALIZING DEVICE VKD: WINDOW PROTECTION ERROR YOU NEED TO SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER.

Ok I did that and then it took me to the safe mode screen where you can choose in a timley manner what mode you want to run. every mode even SAFE will not work and I get ( data errror reading drive c)
What can I do? I need help I know I have screwed it up.

comp: 96 toshiba tecra 730cdt
os: windows 98 se
intel: 133
ram: 80
hard: 2 gig

thanks for any help I can get <_<
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Try this... Click Here to download a Windows ME bootdisk (it's okay that you don't have ME). Insert a blank floppy and run the downloaded file to create a bootable floppy.

Boot from this floppy. At the command prompt (A:\) Type scanreg /restore, select a date before the problem began.
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Thanks for your suggestion. as I booted up it read non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready.

I tried to use 3 different disks to make sure it wasn't a bad disk and I get the same responce. Could I possibly erase all in any way and reload windows I don't need the files just the use of the computer?

Thanks for all your suggestions I will keep trying all of them till it works.....
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It sounds like maybe your computer isn't configured to boot from the floppy drive. Here's instructions for changing the boot order (these instructions are actually for booting from the CD drive, but I'm sure you can figure it out). You want your first boot device to be the floppy drive.

After your computer boots from the floppy, try the previous instructions again. If that doesn't work we'll help you reinstall Windows.

Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD

Many computers are not configured to boot from the CDROM. If you cannot boot from the CDROM, this is probably due to the boot order of your devices being incorrect. You can change this in the BIOS.

You enter the BIOS from the first screen you see when you turn your computer on. To enter your BIOS, most users here will press the DEL key.

Most Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2.

Compaq users will usually have to press F10.

IBM typically uses F1 or F2.

Other brands may have different keys to press to enter setup, F1, F2, Del, Tab and CTRL+S. If possible see the manual for your computer or motherboard. Also, the BIOS will usually display which button to press to "enter setup" during POST (if it flashes by too fast, press the Pause key).

When you enter the BIOS setup, you need to change the boot order. The CDROM should be setup before the Hard Drive. Each BIOS is different, but here is an example:

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<_< Unfortunatley that did not work. I get the disk to work and get to the microsoft registry checker screen it gives me 4 dates to choose from I pick the oldest date and then the light come on to show the hd working and then the A:\> prompt shows up at the top and that is it. at the bottom it says checking systems files... how long should that take and am I doing it right?

I do appreciate all of this....
Thanks again.... :D

Edited by ISCREWEDTHATUP, 10 February 2004 - 08:23 PM.

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Hmm, have you tested those floppies in another computer to see if they work (maybe the whole box is bad).

Do you have any idea if the floppy drive was working before Windows crashed?
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how can I just delete all and re-install windows?

Thanks again....
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<_< :D :D after some playing around with it I was finaly able to get the darn thing to work... You guys are awesome on here and I know where to go if I need any further help. I will pass on the site to some of the other screw ups I know.


Thanks again and a donation is on it's way....... :D
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