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Windows 98 se

Discussion in 'Software' started by candive, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. candive

    candive Corporal

    Windows 98se corrupted by Viruses & Spyware.
    One of a kind data must be saved.
    USB & CD Burner not recognized.

    XP upgrade not working.
    Knoppix live not working.
    Ubuntu live not working.
    ERD Commander not working.
    Ultimate boot disk not working.

    I am not very familiar with win 98.
    Is there a way to reinstall windows 98se without losing data???
    I will try again to download drivers for this pc.

  2. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member


    Can you attach this HD to another PC? then access to see if you can recover the data, this way you could also use data recovery software ( Recuva is one )

    Or a dirty/repair install can be done on Win98 ( BUT no repair install can guarentee that your data will be safe or saved )

    Boot from Win98SE CD ( needs to be full CD not an upgrade one )
    Select Start PC with CD ROM Support
    Change to Optical Drive A:\>D: [Enter] where D: is optical drive ( maybe another drive like E: if multiples are installed )
    Change to Win98 directory (win9x for ME) D:\>CD\WIN98 [Enter]
    Run Setup D:\WIN98>setup [Enter]

    Do not run let the CD Automatic go into install for Win98, you need to navigate to the directory and the setup file on the CD manually as above.
  3. Yargwel

    Yargwel MajorGeek

    Try booting to the command prompt (tap the F8 key as the PC boots pick Command Prompt only from the menu. Then type Scanreg /restore (there is a space between the g and the / ). Then pick a date prior to your problems starting (hopefully).
  4. candive

    candive Corporal

    Thanks for the help!
    Much appreceiated! :D

    Took HDD out of P2 put into P4.
    Ran ERD Commander 2005.
    Saved data to Flash Drive.

    Reformat & Load XP Home.
  5. candive

    candive Corporal

    Halo, Yargwel,

    The hard drive was not accessable using Safe mode.
    I have it fixed now.

    Thank you

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