I'm using Win 98 SE and when I ran my anti-spyware program it showed the spyware called "BetterInternet" appearing in the Wininit.exe file.
I hadn't seen this adware before and selected the option to quarantine the file.
I realized my mistake when I tried to boot up again.
Since the Wininit.exe file was removed from C:\WIN, the computer just stops at the point where the wininit.exe file is called. It says press any key to continue and then shuts down.
The Wininit.exe file is sitting in the anti-spyware quarantine files and I remember it was a zipped file about 17KB.
I don't know why it was a zipped file, maybe the anti-spyware stores it in quarantine that way.
I'm using my backup computer now which is also Win 98 SE, and I copied the Wininit.exe file (40.9KB) from the backup computer to a 3.5 disk.
Is there a way I can restore the Wininit.exe file using manual commands before the computer looks for it and then shuts down?
Can I copy the Wininit.exe file from the 3.5 disk to C:\WIN in the disabled computer? There must be a way to do this.
Is there a recommended way to do this?
I'm a novice so I simply don't know a great deal about it.