Help Me! Win98 "Error" Message! Please Extra Help Here! URGENT!

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Solid_Froggy

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Hello, I have a Windows 95 machine (not connected to internet) and I was starting to install Windows 98 Second Edition. While it was installing I had accidently pressed the button to turn the computer off! So after that I turn on my computer and it goes to the Windows 95 Boot thing where I select to run in Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc. I select Normal Mode and I get this message the first time:

Windows protection error. Please restart your computer.

So then I reboot my computer and it gives me the screen again to pick Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc. and I select Normal Mode again, I get this message:

Invalid VxD dynamic link call from VPICD(01) + 00000DED to device "VMM ", service 19E. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run the Windows Setup program again to correct this problem.

To continue running Windows press Y or ENTER. To quit the current program press N. If you continue running Windows, your system may become unstable. Do you want to continue?

Press Y for Yes or N for No: Y
I press N and I get this message:

Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 1, service 19E. Your windows configuration is invalid. Run the Windows Setup Program again to correct this problem.

I don't know what the heck is wrong with my computer! I can't even make it to the desktop! Please, any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

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go ahead a choose Sfe Mode one time then once Safe Mode is loaded restart via the Start button. you should also be advised to uninstall any current anti-virus in Add/Remove Programs then rstart your computer well bfore you start the Windows upgrade.
 
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Just put your boot-disk into your computer, and your WIN98 SE cd and restart. Go through the setup again, this time without interupting it. It should work perfectly after that.
 

Solid_Froggy

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A) I can't get to the desktop B) I don't have my Windows 95 boot disk C) Forget about me wanting Windows 98 SE! Now I just want my computer to work!
 

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Do you have a Win95 or Win98 Install CD at hand? Can you boot to Safe Mode?

(tap F8 five times per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted).
 

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Styxx:

I'm wondering if his computer got trashed because he turned off the power in the middle of the Windows 98SE upgrade.

Solid Froggy:

A Windows 95 startup disk does not contain CDROM drivers in it so you can use CDROM support. Do you know someone who can copy a Windows 98SE startup disk(which contains generic CDROM drivers) for you?
 

Solid_Froggy

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I have the disk..somewhere in my room. My friend let me borrow his because he doesn't have the wires to hook up his old one. So, at the moment, I have it. But if I even have the disk and put it in, it won't do anything. Please give me directions what to do once I do get the disk and start my computer up.

Thanks very much flavallee! I hope you can solve my problem. I will also show my friend's dad that is a Microsoft worker. Thanks again.
 

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Please see the following printable attachment for more information on Starting From Scratch.

I still need to know if you can boot to Safe Mode.

On any virus free Win98 computer, even if you want to reinstall Win95 or a higher version, you need to create a Win98 FE or SE Startup Disk. A Win95 Startup Disk won't do under most circumstances although it can be helpful to have one at hand. A OEM Startup Disk(s) (boot disk) can be had at http://www.bootdisk.com The attachment has more details but in a nutshell - with the boot disk in the [A] drive and the Windows Install in the [D] drive restart your computer; Boot with CD-ROM support when prompted for a choice; At the [A] prompt type, E:, and press Enter; At the [E] prompt type, setup, and press Enter and follow the on-screen instructions using the Tab and Enter keys where necessary.
 

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