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reinstall W98 on Sun Micro workstation

By Casemaker ·
I had a customer come in with a computer that he said he bought from a friend. He has absolutely no disks and has a ton of stuff on the pc he does not want to loose,format and install is not an option yet. The pc starts and an Explorer illegal operation error message pops up. When I click past it the desktop was there with no icons. I tried all sorts of file extractions to fix to no avail. I have tried to reinstall W98 and get setup detection error SU0013. Iwas finally able to do a scanreg /restore and now the error message is msgsrv32 illegal operation and when I click it goes to blank desktop. How do I reinstall W98 to this computer. The autoexec file reads
echo off rem insert by Sun Microsystems Setup
set dbroot=c:\adabas
rem insert by Sun Microsystems Setup
set dbwork=c:\adabas\sql
rem insert by Sun Microsystems Setup
set dbconfig=c:\adabas\sql
rem insert by Sun Microsystems Setup
set path=%path%;c:\adabas\bin
rem insert by Sun Microsystems Setup
set path=%path%;c:\adabas\pgm
Where do I reinstall W98

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by Casemaker In reply to reinstall W98 on Sun Micr ...

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by Sherril In reply to reinstall W98 on Sun Micr ...

Casemaker. Here are a few suggestions to consider.
*** The approach being recommended here is solely to recover client data so you are free to investigate Format /reinstall options again.

* Desktop Icon recovery- Navigate to windows explorer/windows folder and delete shellicon file. Reboot and Windows should rebuild the icons.

* If PC has USB port might be worth recovering client data files to a memory stick.

* Try loading Windows OS into a user created folder on the HDD.


Let me know if this helps

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank You for your reply. I backed up and reformatted and installed.

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by rrenn46 In reply to reinstall W98 on Sun Micr ...

I thought sun systems were unique systems in that they will only run their own software and os.Was this system running the sun micro os before win 98? Because it looks like it still haS the sun os on it.

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thanks for your reply, I am unsure because this is not my pc.

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