Reluctant reversion from XP to Win 98

  Newuser3605 21:34 31 Dec 08

My harddrive has reverted to Win 98 Startup Menu after about a year of working fine on XP Pro.
Even then it won't start as the following files are missing or corrupted
The last one evidently prevents me from using SCANREG
I have tried installing it as a secondary drive but, after looking like its about to start, all I get is a black screen.
Has anyone got any ideas, please?

  mohawk32 21:39 31 Dec 08

Probably best to boot up from the installation disc and repair or reinstall windows.

Sometimes when installing programs, files can get pushed out of their normal location making them inaccessible to windows. Your files are still there just windows cannot find them. This is called a bad install.
A repair installation of windows should be sufficient

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