Hi velasco...Welcome to G2G!
and download the Win98SE OEM version. Double click on the downloaded file...at the prompt, put a fresh, formatted floppy in the drive and click "Ok". This will create a startup disk for your machine.
Put the startup disk in the "bad" machine and reboot. When you get to the options screen, press F5 for command prompt only. At the A:\
prompt, type C:
and press "Enter"...at the C:\
prompt, type Windows
and press "Enter"...at the C:\Windows\
prompt, type command
and press "Enter"...at the C:\Windows\command\
prompt, type scanreg /retstore
. (Note the space before /restore...The entire command line should apppear C:\Windows\command\scanreg /restore) and press "Enter"...You will be presented with a screen containing five "snapshots" of your system you can restore to. Use the arrow keys and choose one (go down two to be safe) and press "Enter"...type Y
at the prompt and press "Enter". Reboot.
This should get your machine running again. Run a Thorough scan with scandisk. Once the scan is finished, you can try the recovery cd again if you wish. OR...you could post back here and let us help you get your machine running better...hopefully without the need of a complete recovery.
Edited by wannabe1, 01 October 2005 - 08:41 AM.