Restore Recycling bin files in DOS
Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:39 AM
Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:55 PM
First of all, in DOS, go to the Recycle bin, and check what's there:
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:
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:
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:
...you'll get some help. I think it should be like this:
Posted 20 June 2005 - 03:42 PM
seem bogus cant see all of them tho
im going to try the second part now
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