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Restore Recycling bin files in DOS


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well there no way to explain it besides im a dumba** i deleted some inportant files and i cant start the comp goes straight to dos now i need to restore the files i have in the recycling bin then ill be all set its a crappy comp not really important that i get it back as i have this laptop and my newer comp but i dont have admin rights on the new one. o ya btw i was going to just reinstall windows but the cd drive is unistalled isnt that grand?
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Sounds wonderful :tazz:

First of all, in DOS, go to the Recycle bin, and check what's there:
cd\recycled
dir

If the file names are plain bogus, or there are lots of files, let's forget about it and reinstall instead (instructions follow). But if there are just a few files and the names seem to be real files, tell us the names and we'll see what we can do.

Reinstalling Windows: It may be easier than you think. On the better installed 9x machines, the installation files are copied to the hard drive before the install. So... first of all, you have to get the serial number used when Windows was installed the previous time. No other serial will work.
If you can't find it, go on reading anyway. It may be saved in a .inf file.

Then start and go to DOS. Type this command:
dir c:\*.cab /s /p

This will search for Windows installation files on your hard drive. If found, it will display them and the folder they're in. Note that there should be pretty many with similar names, not just five or ten.

Note the folder the files are in. Common folders are C:\Win95 or C:\Windows\Options\Cabs
Now, change to that directory. For example:
cd \windows\options\cabs

Then just go ahead with Install (enter install and press Enter).

Right, if you didn't find the serial number... go to the installation folder and type this:
dir *.inf

This will list any .inf files. If there is a batch file (to set all or most installation parameters), the serial number may be saved here. I don't remember the exact parameter, but if you type this command:
install /?

...you'll get some help. I think it should be like this:
install /b:msbatch.inf

Good luck!
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78 files
2 directories
seem bogus cant see all of them tho

im going to try the second part now
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im in c:\windows\options\cabs i dont know how to start the install from here ...
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if its easier to do i dont mind sitting here and restoring all 70 someodd files ... i dont know anything about dos so i dont know how to start this
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If you have the seral number just type install and press Enter.
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when i type install it says bad command or file name
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Ok, then something is wrong. If you type DIR and press enter, what do you get? How many files?

/Rob
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there are 372 files 2 dirs
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I am pretty sure the cd drive isnt working but i have the System CD Version 2.7 could i use thst to fix this problem? if so what is the command?
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If i can't fix this i would like to install a new Operating system and reformat the C drive to get rid of everything could you help me find a downloadable OS and guide me through the installation / reformating process? also note i have a cd burner on another comp but i think the cd drive is still not working on the old one i opened it and pushed all of the connections to make sure they were attached as someone told me they should automatically work and cant be uninstalled ...
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