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Reloading Config.sys

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by nathan52981, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. nathan52981

    nathan52981 Thread Starter

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    I am running windows 98, and the other day i was on the net checking my email and my computer started acting up. I rebooted and when windows restarted i couldnt oper up my documents or any other shortcut without opening my computer first. Also everytime i tried to change any kind of settings the program that i was working in would crash. I later found that under msconfig the config.sys tab has nothing under it anymore. Is there anyway to reload just the config.sys.


    Any help is much appreciated
     
  2. beach51

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    Hi nathan,Have you run a virus scan?If this problem just started as you where reading your email,thats the first thing i would check.If you dont have a virus program you can run this online scan,which is very good.


    http://www.housecall.antivirus.com


    Let us know if it finds anything.
     
  3. nathan52981

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    i am sorry i forget to mention i did find a total of 8 viruses in the temporary internet file. and i did get rid of them, my mcaffe antivirus didnt catch them.
     
  4. beach51

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    Ok.Lets try this.Go to Start>Shutdown>Restart in Ms-Dos>at the c:\prompt type

    scanreg /restore (notice the space between the g and /.

    Now pick a date prior to this happening,if its been more then 4 days ago this wont work.

    Let us know if this helps.
     
  5. nathan52981

    nathan52981 Thread Starter

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    nope, didnt work.

    thanks though
     
  6. beach51

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    Ok,lets try this.Go to Start>Fine>files and folders>type in config.bak,click find.See if you still have the files on your hard drive.
     
  7. nathan52981

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    no i didnt find it but i did fix the problem. The owner told me to just go ahead and clear the drive and reloaded windows. Thaks everybody for all of your help.
     
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