Question about Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition for PC
Long story short I damaged the registry in Windows 98 SE. I had tried to upgrade the RAM in the computer from 64mb to 128mb, but when I did that, it said that the file himem.sys was corrupted or missing. i took the hdd out and stuck it in another computer as a slave and it was right there.
upon returning the original ram and putting the hard drive back in, the file COMMAND.COM promptly blew up and said that it too was corrupted or missing. i shut the computer off, unplugged it, waited a while or so, plugged it back in, and the files were fine again. BUT NOW, Win98SE's startup menu says that there is a problem with the registry, please select Command prompt only, and run SCANREG. but it refuses to. It will freeze, and then after a bit every button besides ctrl alt dlt will just make it beep. it refuses to do anything. this is before it boots. one of the options is to normal boot or safe mode boot, but both of these take me to the loading screen, and just sits there.
my next approach was to use a restore point. But so far, it seems as though Win98SE is incapable of this. Only Win98 could do it.
What should I do?
A REBUILD/REINSTALL IS NOT AN OPTION.
Try this. Been a long time since I used a command prompt but it should work. If you can get to the boot menu use a start up floppy.
Restoring a Backup
Reboot your computer, press F8 to enter Windows Boot options. Start your computer with Command Prompt ONLY.
To restore your most recent backup.
At the command prompt type --> scanreg /restore and hit enter.
To choose a backup to restore.
Go to the \Windows\Command directory.
Run SCANREG /restore
Select which one you want to restore.
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