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W98SE black screen

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by barjo4, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    :confused: Due to operator error, I now have a black screen ( I inadvertadly deleted an Intel video driver, or something like that) and I can only open in safe mode. When I attempt to use a CD Rom recovery disc, the computer will not spin up the CD. The CD rom used to work perfectly. I have a 98Se Start up disc on a floppy. I am not very advanced in all this, so please bear with me.

    Our first plan was to abandon this old beast and buy a new pc, which we ordered a day ago, but in the mean time, I'd like to at least spend a short time trying to restart the old machine. My wife says I am incredibly stubborn - I guess she hasn't met many Swedes in her lifetime.:rolleyes:
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi try restoring the registry to before the problem.
    Tap F 8 at startup..choose command prompt.
    Type scanreg /restore [note space]
    Choose date prior to problem not the oldest.
     
  3. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    Blues Harp, you are the man! I got the desk top back. (we needed a new pc anyway)(y) (y) :)
     
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    (y) all the best with the new Pc. ;)
     
  5. PP3

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    of interest, would that method work if one has managed to wipe off some vital files called dll ones?:(
     
  6. blues_harp28

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    Hi PP3 it would depend on how "vital" the dll files are.
    No harm in doing scanreg /restore.
    What dll files are you missing?
    Can always use System file checker [not the best Windows application]
    Start>run>type sfc..you will need your install Cd.
    It will load old outdated dll files..but can D/load new ones once system is up and running.
     
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