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Ok...

Click Start, then Shutdown. Select the option to Restart in MS-DOS Mode.

At the resulting prompt (C:\Windows), type command\scanreg /restore (Note the space before /restore) and press "Enter".

You will be presented with 4 or 5 files to restore to. Use the down arrow key and select the second one down in the list...press "Enter". This procedure will restore a backup registry file.

Restart the machine...any change?
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No change :tazz:
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Hang on a minute...I'll boot a 98 machine...
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ped106...

Let's go back into BIOS Settings and change the Boot Priority to:
  • HDD (IDE.0)
  • Floppy
  • CD-ROM
  • Other (not always an option)
Save the settings when you exit BIOS and reboot.

Did this fix the drive read error?

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Could you explain how I goto into BIOS Settings.

Sorry, never done anything like that before :)

Again Thanks for your help and support :tazz:

Edited by ped106, 20 February 2006 - 02:08 AM.

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Different manufacturers use different keys to access BIOS Setup...you may have to try a couple of these before getting the right one. Watch the bottom of the first splash screen, it should tell you, at the bottom of the screen, which key to press on your machine..."Press [key] to enter setup".

Most common keys: F1 F2 F10 Delete

Restart the machine and during the boot sequence, tap the F1 key (if not F1, try another) until you enter a goofy looking text screen. There should be several catagories along the top and the main window is filled with settings that can be changed. Along the bottom or at the right side should be instructions on what keys to press to navigate...arrow keys, Enter, or function keys.

Find the Settings for Boot or Boot Priority and set the order as described earlier (usually changing this setting is accomplished using the + or - keys). Save the settings (usually F10) and exit BIOS.

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart...does it boot without the options?

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Edited by wannabe1, 20 February 2006 - 02:14 AM.

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Thanks for the explanation. -

I am still getting the options after I switched the bios settings as you instructed.
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ped106...

Open My Computer and double-click on the HDD C:. In C:, delete the following:
  • ASP12DOS.SYS
  • ASP14DOS.SYS
  • ASP18DOS.SYS
  • ASP18U2.SYS
  • ASPICD.SYS
  • BTCDROM.SYS
  • BTDOSM.SYS
  • DRVSPACE.BIN
  • EBD.CAB
  • EXTRACT.EXE
  • FDISK.EXE
  • FINDRAMD.EXE
  • FLASHPT.SYS
  • HIMEM.SYS
  • OAKCDROM.SYS
  • RAMDRIVE.SYS
  • SETRAMD.BAT
  • README.TXT
Now open the Windows folder. If you find any of these files in Windows, delete them. While in the Windows folder, make sure explorer is in there...leave it there, though... :tazz:

These are the bootdisk files we copied to the C: drive when we moved explorer.exe into it's present location.

Reboot...still get the options?

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Wannabe1

I done as ypu said, however not all the files were there in C: , but most of them - Explorer.exe was there but I left it there.

When I went into windows folder I couldn't see any of the files you mentioned in the list .

Explorer was there within a folder titled Explorer so i ;eft as you said.

When I rebooted still got the options but now it seems we have another problem:

BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME
PATH NOT FOUND -:\COMMAND.COM
FILE NOT FOUND -EXTRACT.EXE
FILE NOT FOUND - README.EXE
Please insert windows 98 startup disk 2
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No Problem...Copy these files from the startup disk, and paste them back into the C: drive:
  • COMMAND.COM
  • EXTRACT.EXE
  • README.EXE
Then delete the explorer that you found in C:. Not the one in the Windows folder.

I'm not sure why you keep getting the options on startup. Let's look at a couple of things. Click Start, then Run, type msconfig, and click "Ok". Under the "General" tab, make sure that "Normal Startup" is checked. "Apply" any change you make.

Reboot and enter the BIOS Setup. Set the BIOS to the default settings. (This is usually accomplished by pressing F5, but take a look at the instructions on the BIOS screen to make sure that's what it is for your machine) Save the Change (usually F10) and exit BIOS Setup. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart.

Any change?
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will do wannabe1

but can you please tell me how to:
Copy these files from the startup disk, and paste them back into the C: drive:
COMMAND.COM
EXTRACT.EXE
README.EXE


Sorry Im not sure how to do that? :tazz:
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Boot into Windows and then put the startup disk in the floppy drive. Open "My Computer" and right-click the floppy drive...select "Explore". Click once on one of the files to select it, then press and hold the Ctrl key and left click each of the other files to select them, too. Release the Ctrl key, right click on one of the selected files, and choose "Copy".

Now open the C: drive by double-clicking it's icon in My Computer, right click in the open window, and select "Paste".
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Problem is how do i get into windows?

As from a couple of posts ago i cant get past -

BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME
PATH NOT FOUND -:\COMMAND.COM
FILE NOT FOUND -EXTRACT.EXE
FILE NOT FOUND - README.EXE
Please insert windows 98 startup disk 2
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Sorry...I misunderstood the post.

On the machine you are on now, copy those three files and paste them into your My Documents folder. Put a fresh floppy disk in the drive, and then copy and paste the files from My Documents onto the floppy disk. (or right click > Send to > 3.5" floppy)

Use the startup disk to start the bad machine and get to the A:\ prompt. Once at the command prompt, remove the startup disk and put in the disk with the three files on it.

At the A:\ prompt, type copy *.* c:, and press "Enter"

Reboot...does it boot into windows again?
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Wannabe1

sorry mate but I cant get past:
BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME
PATH NOT FOUND -:\COMMAND.COM
FILE NOT FOUND -EXTRACT.EXE
FILE NOT FOUND - README.EXE
Please insert windows 98 startup disk 2
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