Problems with windows 98

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alvester50

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I had to reinstall windows 98. After doing this I was unable to install any programs, or connect to the internet. Can anyone help?
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Can you please provide a bit more information such as what happens when you try to install program or connect to the internet? Any message, any errors?
 

alvester50

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All it says is that they can not install the program to this computer. The reason I had to reinstall windows 98 was because I had missing DLL files.
 
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I think we may still need some additional information.

First, can I assume that you can boot into Windows 98 with no probs?
Can I also assume you are having a problem installing ALL programs?
Can you please provide us with an example of a program you are trying to install and include the "exact" error message you receive?
 

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When you reinstalled Windows, did you reinstall it in the C:\WINDOWS folder? If during the reinstall process, it selected C:\WINDOWS.000(or some other location) to install Windows in, you now have 2 Windows folders. I've seen this happen during a reinstall process, so I'm just checking to see if it might have happened to you.

As far as reinstalling Windows because certain DLL files were missing, there may have been a simpler solution than reinstalling Windows. DLL files normally go in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder. It's just a matter of obtaining them and placing them there, then rebooting.
 
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