Windows 98 explorer wont start due to ibm0000.exe file is missing or currupt
Hi I am stuck trying to get my pc back to its normal function, i used registry mechanic and when it was complete scanning the system it came up with all sorts of errors like ibm0000.exe file is missing and would not let me start explorer and then telling me i need to reinstall windows and then every time i started the system the windows registry checker keeps coming up and it take from 10-15mins to load up and when i go and start it from safe mode im not sure what to be looking for.
Please does anyone know what has happened can you please help me.
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Hi Not sure if you mean no display or just missing start menu, if former doe you have a light on the monitor, amber means no signal from PC, check the vga/dvi cable is secure or change for another if you have one, if green after boot do you see any display on start up then it goes blank (try starting in safe mode to see if you get the display.
If the later option, can see the screen but no task bar and start button at the bottom of the screen try pressing the Windows key on the keyboard, this should bring up the menu option.
OK it is clear now that your explorer.exe file are missing or deleted. What you have to do is go to a working PC and go to C:\Windows and copy explorer.exe to a flash memory . Then go back to your computer and use any boot-able windows ( mini windows) like the one from (Hiren's Boot Disk) or ( BartPE) or any other method that will let you view and explore the files of your PC and then paste the work explorer.exe to the same C:\Windows in your PC .
I hope that help , and if there is any help needed just ask.
It seems that your computer was infected by Virus which had affected some exe files. After installing McAfee, it removed those infected exe files due to which you are facing this issue. You may try a system restore to fix this issue, else you need to reinstall the Operating System.
If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:
Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:
Boot Windows 98 Insert the XP CD into your CD reader Explore Windows XP through My Computer Copy i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder and double click on winnt32.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive
Install Windows XP from DOS (ie. no OS on a new hard drive):
Boot with a Windows 98 Start Up disk Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD reader Run smartdrv.exe from the Win98 directory on the windows 98 CD (file caching) Type cd.. to back up to the root directory Insert Windows XP CD into the CD reader Copy the i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder on C: and type winnt.exe to launch the setup from the hard drive.