re-install Win98 over the top?

  trisers 19:32 21 Sep 04

Following a power cut Win98 won't reboot (missing files etc). I've tried scandisk from the floppy, and can't get the Win98 CD to respond unless i go for setup.exe Would reinstalling Win98 work....will I still have all my files intact?

  keith-236785 21:24 21 Sep 04

i dont understand how you can get setup.exe without windows loading, windows98 requires cdrom drivers to be installed before the cd can be read.

are you using a startup floppy?

have you accidently left a disk in the drive (floppy or cdrom). if so it may be stopping the boot.

as for installing windows again, it usually wont let you install over the top from dos, it will however from within windows (kinda silly really).

if you can get to view the files on the win98 cdrom, look for a file called SFC, if you can find it, double click it to run and it should check and restore missing or corrupt files.

  Valvegrid 21:31 21 Sep 04

I think this is related to this thread as well.

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