I am trying to bring back a computer which looks as though it is near death. I would like to reinstall 98 or format if I have to. I know it had 20 or so issues with spyware, but the problem may have occured when trying to remove a version of Norton 2004. Here is what happens upon boot.
Computer starts up as normal, but then moniter clicks and a message appears saying "NAV Auto Protect is unable to determine the location of the configuration files". Entering "ok" is the only option. The monitor clicks again and two messages come up. One is to enter the user password and the other says "The Sound Blaster Audio PCI 128 D driver cannot load midi waveset. Midi Playback has been disable. I can enter the password and click ok to the midi problem. The screen is blue with the exceptions of the messages. My last message is the one about Explorer. "This program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down. Choices are "Close" or "Details". Choosing Close brings me back to the blue screen.
I have the CD's and key codes to this antique. Can it be saved? I tried rebooting with the disks in the drive, but the computer doesn't seem to notice them.
How should the Boot in Bios Set up utility read? Currently it is 1st-Removable devices, 2nd Hard Drive, 3rd ATAPI CD-Rom Drive and 4th Network Boot.
Should the order be changed?
Can I fix this or is it time to say goodbye. Please help!!