W98SE black screen

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barjo4

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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:
 

blues_harp28

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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.
 

barjo4

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Blues Harp, you are the man! I got the desk top back. (we needed a new pc anyway)(y) (y) :)
 

PP3

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

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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It will load old outdated dll files..but can D/load new ones once system is up and running.
 
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