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Windows 98 won't boot up

I have two operating systems Windows 98 and Windows Xp. Windows 98 was working fine then it just quit booting up. It gives an error message- "A fatal exception OD has occurred at 0028:c005981c in V*D vmcpd(01) +0000035C. XP is partitioned. I tryed a 98 boot disc but it did not solve the problem. I have a lot of business stuff on 98 that I had intended to transfer but hadn't gotten around to it. I know you are going to say that I can still get to the data: and I can, but it is a great chore. If I could get 98 to boot it would be a lot easier to tranfer everything.

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Hi,
Can you run Win98 in Safe Mode? Just tap F8-F10 or Del or Esc on booting (It's different buttons on different machines) to enter Advanced Settings and run Win98 in Safe Mode. You can get access to your files, and maybe even System Restore back to a point before you had the problem?
Worth a try..

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