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Win98 boot from boot disk

By biknnut1@att. net ·
changed CMOS to boot from A & D; starts up to password (none required);press ESC and computer hangs on the clouds wallpaper; Explorer seems to be missing. I deleted all refs to McAfee, Iomega from registry and uninstalled both; now I get nothing. I just want to get my data files off and trash the computer! have been futzing around w/ various error msgs since December trying to resolve. It is a 233 4 gb, 128 RAM, 4 yrs old. time to move on but want to get data files if possible.

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by Stef Gerber In reply to Win98 boot from boot dis ...

Save yourself a lot of trouble! get a spare hard drive and slap it in as a slave. Then boot to DOS and copy your data files to the other drive. Re-do the other machine & copy your data back.This is surely the fastest and easiest way to do it. You can also try to Laplink your datafiles accross.

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by davemurgatroyd In reply to Win98 boot from boot dis ...

Use your boot disk to boot into "DOS - Command Mode" and either copy of to floppy disks:-
OR if you have a spare hard disk install that first as a slave (making sure your BIOS recognises it on start up, you should hit DEL or F2 or whatever your first bootup screen tells you to press to enter BIOS set-up and then get PC to "autodetect HDD" then "save" these settings and exit [which keys to press should be shown on screen] then use bootup disk to boot into "DOS command mode" if you "DIR d:" and get an error message you need to fdisk d: and format it(If you need help on this e-mail me)

You can then copy your files across from c: to d:

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by danpiers In reply to Win98 boot from boot dis ...

I do this for customers all the time. The very simplest thing to do is get your new system first and install your old harddisk as a second drive on the new system. Copy the data you want, then format the old drive. Put it back in your old system,install a fresh copy of Windows, then sell that baby. Good luck.

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by sgotero In reply to Win98 boot from boot dis ...

Start a machine in Safe Mode, and then satrt regedit, make a backup of this doing save in a file in C<filename>, once do it, star in DOS mode, and execute the next: c:\regedit /c <filename> it will recover your registry and will start again you PC. Note that it may be very slow process.
Hope it?s help you

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