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windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jfbrad, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. jfbrad

    jfbrad Thread Starter

    Sep 25, 2001
    I cannot get to windows 98 after i boot up. The windows 98 logo appears and then it says "explorer has performed an illegall procedure , must shut down." Then i get a black screen. I cant get into "safe mode" , the same thing happens. What do i do?
  2. angel


    Dec 2, 1998
    Was there any other text displayed with the error? Can you provide us with the exact text of the error?
  3. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    You can restore a backup copy of the Registry to fix the problem. Boot to MS-DOS use the hard drive or the Windows Startup floppy. Then type: SCANREG /RESTORE

    A menu will be presented with a list of up to 5 backups. Pick the most resent and follow the instructions. If it does not work try another.
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