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Is it really all gone?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by guenevereros, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. guenevereros

    guenevereros Thread Starter

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    Hi. I'm new here. Can someone help?
    I have Windows 98 Second Ed. It seemed fine. The story goes that my daughter"s elbow "slipped" And hit some keys in the right hand corner of the keyboard. this shut down the PC . When it was booted up the display settings were all messed up (which I resolved) and after some searching, All the programs that are normally on "My Computer" add/ delete list are all gone!!
    Can I retrieve these? I can't go online or operate many of the systems.
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Treasurerat

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    The easy fix, if you have Win98, is to go to Start > shutdown> Restart in MS-DOS mode.

    Once you reach the c:\Windows\> prompt, type and enter:

    scanreg /restore

    You should see a list of archived registries that dates back the last 4 days Windows was started. Make sure these registries are not very old or you are asking for greater problems.

    Select one dated just before the problem and see if that corrects the problem
     
  3. flavallee

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    Treasurerat:

    You beat me to it. I was going to suggest the same thing.

    Guenevereros:

    Let us know if it worked.
     
  4. Treasurerat

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    hey bud....i just copied and pasted your own words..lol..so you really did beat me...later!
     
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