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Windows98 loads w/ Lg icons & fuzzy wallpaper & scanreg /restore fails

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by shoff, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. shoff

    shoff Thread Starter

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    Yesterday, my Windows 98 loaded with large icons and fuzzy wallpaper. I rebooted and got same thing.
    I have two old configuration choices at startup so I rebooted and selected my configuration at 2/17/2002. Then it loaded fine. but when I tried to restart in MS Dos mode to get my recent past configuration by doing SCANREG /RESTORE at the dos prompt, it wouldn't load in Dos Mode.
    I discovered that my dosstart.bat file was corrupted. I renamed it to dosstart.old and restarted in dos mode. That worked, but when I tried to do SCANREG /RESTORE, the restore failed on all old dates listed.
    I can still boot up with the old 2-17-2002 configuration, but
    1 - I don't know whythe SCANREG /RESTORE didn't work.
    2 - I don't know why my icons and wallpaper are so large.
    3 - I don't know what corrupted my dosstart.bat file OR if any
    other files got corrupted ! ! !

    Can anyone walk me through this problem?
    I want to be able to restore the register if another situation arises where I need to do it

    PLEASE HELP
    I have a Packard Bell AMD K6 2Processer 3D
    with 64Meg Ram and 8Gig HD
    Windows 98 Oprtg Sys.

    Thanks
    SHoff
     
  2. Excursus

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    I had a similar problem a while ago. What I had to do was just get the latest drivers for my video card because apparently I had deleted them (it was an accident that I didn't realize occured). Find out who makes your card, go to their website, and find the downloads or drivers part. They are usually pretty good at walking you through finding the right one and then its pretty simple to get up and running. Hope that helps.
     
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