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Windows Folder is Missing!!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ItsmeJosh, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. ItsmeJosh

    ItsmeJosh Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2003

    I installed the drivers for a NIC then shut down and installed the card. Upon next boot I got network i/0 error with hardrive (that's a paraphrase). So, I took the card out and rebooted only to get "operating system not found". So... I boot off floppy and find my c: drive looking good with the exception of a windows folder which is missing!!!!! I'm not kidding. His MP3s and work folder which sat at the root are there and appear fine.

    DEll Dimensions xps 400
    P II 400
    192 megs ram
    win 98

    - Thanks mucho!!! I'm working for a client and I'd hate to have lost his harddrive.
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Use your Dell recovery/install disk and tell it NOT to format the drive. It will install over the top and your files will stay there. You will probably have to reload any additional software, too.
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