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System not found (win98),

I already did and used my recovery CD but still my windows can't start up the files. I tried the windows start up safe mode but it did not work; the windows is by passing my start up files and windows only shows like this

Micrsoft Windows 98
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(I have only little knowledge in troubleshooting pc problems like this)

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Download Seatools(Hard disk dianoistic software) burn it to a CD   then run it on your computer to see if something is wrong with your hard drive. If you find the hard drive to be bad ,replace it, then run your restore cd.
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/

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When you get that "prompt" "c:/>" type this:

cd %windows% PRESS ENTER KEY
win PRESS ENTER KEY

Did you get the windows 98 running and working?

If not maybe some files of the Windows 98 operating system was damage and you need to reinstall it.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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