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Plus! Themes for Win98 Won't Install


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After I did my fresh install of Win98, I went in to the Windows Setup tab to restore some of my components, like the Windows Desktop Themes. When I went to install them, it told me to insert the "Windows 98 Second Edition disk and click OK". I did so, and my computer finds out that it isn't located on the disk. So I ejected the disk, and search my computer for the file BASEBA~1.ANI that it was looking for, apparently the Baseball theme. No go. I searched the Internet for the file and never found it. Can you guys help me solve this problem?


BTW, ever since my clean install of Win98, I sure have been getting a lot of this Insert Windows 98 disk and click OK" :tazz:


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To eliminate a couple of things, boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When it has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98SE CD.

Running these checks will rebuild the registry and replace missing system files

This will reduce the insert disc and should replace the baseball theme
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Can this potentially damgage or uninstall some of my programs, or remove their registry entries?
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No, it will repair missing entries in both which relate to 98SE
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Is it possible that the original installation was made with another disk? And was this disk made by Microsoft or the computer maker? What information is on the disk, that is written on it?

Sorry about the twenty questions but not all disks are the same.
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The disk is a Genuine Microsoft Windows 98 SE disk. I choose a Typical installation, in fact, I used your tutorial. Everything went fine, and it never froze up like it said it may. I ran both Registry Checker and System File Checker inside Windows, I didn't perform it in MS-DOS, though, that shouldn't make a difference. Still a no go.
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The disk I'm looking at now is win98se, for computers without Windows, version 410.2222a, product no. 115 and it has the themes. To find them I opened Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, Microsoft components, desktop themes.

Something I do when reinstalling is copy the entire win98 folder to the C: drive, and even run the installation from the copied folder. That way if the disk is lost the computer can still be restored. I also put a document entitled Msbatch.inf in the folder with this information

[Setup]
ProductKey=""

where the customer's product key goes in the quotes so that it will automatically come up if Windows is reinstalled. If they buy a new disk and reinstall Windows they only need to export the file to it after formatting, then run setup.
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Yes, I have that disk to, it is shiny silver and it has the globe and the ocean is filled with Genuine Microsoft. It is for PCs without Windows, and it doesn't have the themes. :tazz:
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What folder are the themes located on the disk?
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What folder are the themes located on the disk?

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It's not in a folder, you have to install it from Add/Remove programs. It's in the cabinet files.
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Okay I tried installing them again, and I got the same results. Here are some screenshots:

This happens after I press "Apply" to install the themes:
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This happens after I press "Ok" from the previous screen:
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Sorry, but I can't read what they say, too much pixelation. Could you convert the entire screen captures to .jpeg and post them as attachments to this thread?
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Okay.
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The first one is when I attempt to install them after clicking "Apply".
The second one is after I insert the Windows 98 disk.

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Edited by GoCompute, 21 August 2005 - 06:50 PM.

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Sorry that the pictures are so corrupt. I can't get the BMPs to convert correctly to JPEG. I tried attaching the BMPs, which are roughly 1.5 MB in size, and it says they are too large.
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