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islandcat

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Am here again for friend Taragene who cant access the net. She was helped a lot on here previously but the last thing she did as recommened was run a clean up program. Now she boots up to password ('98) and error message comes up Explorer performed illegal operation and will shut down and does. Cant get into safe mode anymore. Cannot restore as I believe '98 only saves back 4 or 5 restores? and all her restores are unstarted. She should have done a rescue disc I am guessing. And like me she has had people over the years work on her computer and not return or give a copy of the program or tell you what they did to fix it so you never really get a chance to learn. Is there any help possible? Thanks again for any help.
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peterm

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Hi Islandcat
The text I put in blue is what I want you to type. What I put in red is what you click or press.
Do you have a 98se cd ? If yes put this in the cd drive then go to Start>Runsfc
ok This should start system file checker Choose scan for altered files
start this should replace the files needed.
Once it does go to the windows update site & update.
Cheers
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Thanks for your reply. Nooo sorry to say no ms98 disc anymore. Long gone. Am I a goner too now?
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Thanks for your reply. Nooo sorry to say no ms98 disc anymore. Long gone. Am I a goner too now?


Not neccessarily. You may have the installation files on the hard disk. You will have to go in in ms-dos mode, look in C: for a folder named win98 or cabs. If not there, look in Windows\options for such a folder. It should have about a hundred files and maybe a few folders. Browse to that folder when prompted by sfc. If you get hold of a win98 disk I recomend that you copy that folder to your hard drive if you don't have it now. It can save you a lot of grief to have those files on hand. A couple of weeks ago I was able to help someone reinstall his operating system using those files, and he kept all his programs, files and settings.

To use ms-dos mode, when the prompt comes up type in

"cd \ "and hit enter, then enter "dir /p" it will tell you what is in the C: directory. If it isn't there, enter

cd C:\windows\options

and do the dir /p bit, then go

cd whatever the folder is and look in it. When you find the setup folder just type in "setup" and hit enter. Setup should start.

Edited by Tyger, 27 October 2005 - 02:04 PM.

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