Cannot start Win 98 from start menu
Posted 19 October 2005 - 03:50 AM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:29 AM
Edited by pip22, 19 October 2005 - 06:35 AM.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:44 AM
Are you locked out of Safe Mode too?
If you can get it to boot up in Safe Mode your original product key is located here:
Click on Start - Run type in Regedit click on the + next to each until Current Version then click on the file.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:02 PM
I don't know if we can help with this or not.
Do you have a Startup Disk? You should have been prompted to create one during the installation of Win98SE. If you don't, you can download This One . Once downloaded, double click the downloaded file and put a floppy disk in the drive when prompted. This will create a Startup disk for you.
Put the Startup disk into the machine you wish to start, and restart. When you get to the Options Screen, press F5 for command prompt...You will see the prompt A:\. Type C: and press "Enter" At the C:\ prompt, type Windows\command\scanreg /restore (note the space after scanreg) and press "Enter". If this works, you will be presented with a screen containing five "snapshots" (files) 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.
Hopefully, this will restore your machine to it's previous state...providing the new installation did not overwrite the files we need.
Let us know if this works for you...
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