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i know that my mum "kindly deleting viruses" has deleted alot of my system files i'm not sure which ones but when i turn on the computer i can't do anything as the computer says cannot find win.com i know i need to reinstall windows 98 but can't as i don't know the password to enter the setup and i've tried downloading a boot disk and that didn't work either is my pc condemmed or is there any way of rescuing it thanks Ian
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Boot the PC and keep tapping the del key until it enters set up
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i can enter the setup the problem i have is that to change any settings in the setup requires a password which i don't know which i think is the bulk of the problem thanks anyway though
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Sorry, I was hoping there wasn't one, you could try leaving the password box empty and then press enter, if one wasn't set it will let you in.
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i've tried that i know my mum changed it from what the pasword it came with in the manual when she tried to install a modem but she can't remember what she changed it to
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Post a new topic, this one might get overlooked as it has had replies

Call it lost set up password or whatever
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ok thanks very much
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