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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 10:25:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry
March 9, 2005 4:12:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows
> 98,
> I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE
> mode,
> but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only
> see
> 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS
> prompt,
> and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm
> limited
> in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by
> step
> confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
>
> I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
>
> I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
>
> Terry
>
does this apply?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=219269

if not , google exact phrase " Invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at
015f:00401f31" lots of hits
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 5:44:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Follow the procedures here:
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:
http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/administrivia/stories/20...
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
> I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
> but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
> 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
> and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
> in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
> confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
>
> I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
>
> I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
>
> Terry
>
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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 5:50:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:ute9%23BOJFHA.1304@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Follow the procedures here:
> Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:
>
http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/administrivia/stories/20...
> or
> http://tinyurl.com/r5ba
>
> Especially this section at the end:
>
> "If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command
prompt
> to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
> c:\windows\system.ini.
>
> "Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What
you
> are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
> Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.
>
> "Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
> Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
> browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or
ie6setup.exe
> (depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
> options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
> tell it to reinstall all of the files.
>
> "When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
> bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
> there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
> shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
> set the shell back to the original value."
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> > Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
> > I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> > usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
> > but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
> > 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
> > and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
> > in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
> > confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
> >
> > I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> > there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
> >
> > I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
> >
> > Terry
> >
>
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 11:33:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Thank you so much .. all good. I'll give your suggestions a try and let you
know if and what worked to resolve my problem.
Terry

"glee" wrote:

> Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try this
> first:
> Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command Prompt
> Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
> Mode).
> At the DOS Prompt, type:
> scanreg /restore
> and press Enter.
> Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
> occurred.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:ute9%23BOJFHA.1304@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Follow the procedures here:
> > Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:
> >
> http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/administrivia/stories/20...
> > or
> > http://tinyurl.com/r5ba
> >
> > Especially this section at the end:
> >
> > "If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command
> prompt
> > to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
> > c:\windows\system.ini.
> >
> > "Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What
> you
> > are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
> > Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.
> >
> > "Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
> > Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
> > browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or
> ie6setup.exe
> > (depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
> > options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
> > tell it to reinstall all of the files.
> >
> > "When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
> > bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
> > there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
> > shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
> > set the shell back to the original value."
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> >
> > "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> > > Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
> > > I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> > > usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
> > > but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
> > > 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
> > > and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
> > > in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
> > > confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
> > >
> > > I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> > > there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
> > >
> > > I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
> > >
> > > Terry
> > >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 11:43:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Thank you!!!

"Haggis" wrote:

>
> "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> > Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows
> > 98,
> > I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> > usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE
> > mode,
> > but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only
> > see
> > 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS
> > prompt,
> > and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm
> > limited
> > in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by
> > step
> > confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
> >
> > I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> > there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
> >
> > I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
> >
> > Terry
> >
> does this apply?
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=219269
>
> if not , google exact phrase " Invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at
> 015f:00401f31" lots of hits
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 5:35:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Glee ...

I tried using DOS command 'scanreg /restore' and selecting the backup
(rb###.cab files) -- i tried each one, rebooting each time, but that didn't
work. I also used the DOS command to 'edit the c:\windows\system.ini' file
and replaced 'explorer.exe' with 'progman.exe' where you told me, then saved
and rebooted, then got an error that 'progman.exe could not be found, must
reinstall windows' or something to that effect.

One other thing i forgot to mention. I downloaded Windows updates to my pc,
the night before my Windows crashed. One or two of the updates were for IE6.

Any other suggestions? Thank you for helping me with this!!!!

Terry

"glee" wrote:

> Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try this
> first:
> Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command Prompt
> Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
> Mode).
> At the DOS Prompt, type:
> scanreg /restore
> and press Enter.
> Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
> occurred.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:ute9%23BOJFHA.1304@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Follow the procedures here:
> > Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:
> >
> http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/administrivia/stories/20...
> > or
> > http://tinyurl.com/r5ba
> >
> > Especially this section at the end:
> >
> > "If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command
> prompt
> > to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
> > c:\windows\system.ini.
> >
> > "Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What
> you
> > are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
> > Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.
> >
> > "Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
> > Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
> > browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or
> ie6setup.exe
> > (depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
> > options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
> > tell it to reinstall all of the files.
> >
> > "When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
> > bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
> > there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
> > shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
> > set the shell back to the original value."
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> >
> > "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> > > Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
> > > I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> > > usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
> > > but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
> > > 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
> > > and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
> > > in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
> > > confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
> > >
> > > I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> > > there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
> > >
> > > I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
> > >
> > > Terry
> > >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 1:28:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Each time you use a different .cab file backup in scanreg /restore, you are
replacing the Registry with the one using that dat, and "going back" to that date as
far as the Registry is concerned. So, if none of the restores helped the problem,
you should go back and restore the most recent backup prior to when you began the
restoring experiment (Of course, if you onlty went back a couple of days, there
should not be much difference other than the entries for the updates you did).

Following that, use the info mentioned in the link I gave you to reinstall IE, but
instead of progman.exe, use winfile.exe.

Post back with your results.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F98818DE-764E-4C9A-82DC-C064EC592B92@microsoft.com...
> Glee ...
>
> I tried using DOS command 'scanreg /restore' and selecting the backup
> (rb###.cab files) -- i tried each one, rebooting each time, but that didn't
> work. I also used the DOS command to 'edit the c:\windows\system.ini' file
> and replaced 'explorer.exe' with 'progman.exe' where you told me, then saved
> and rebooted, then got an error that 'progman.exe could not be found, must
> reinstall windows' or something to that effect.
>
> One other thing i forgot to mention. I downloaded Windows updates to my pc,
> the night before my Windows crashed. One or two of the updates were for IE6.
>
> Any other suggestions? Thank you for helping me with this!!!!
>
> Terry
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try
this
> > first:
> > Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command
Prompt
> > Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
> > Mode).
> > At the DOS Prompt, type:
> > scanreg /restore
> > and press Enter.
> > Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
> > occurred.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> >
> > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:ute9%23BOJFHA.1304@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Follow the procedures here:
> > > Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:
> > >
> >
http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/administrivia/stories/20...
> > > or
> > > http://tinyurl.com/r5ba
> > >
> > > Especially this section at the end:
> > >
> > > "If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command
> > prompt
> > > to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
> > > c:\windows\system.ini.
> > >
> > > "Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe.
What
> > you
> > > are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from
the
> > > Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.
> > >
> > > "Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
> > > Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
> > > browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or
> > ie6setup.exe
> > > (depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
> > > options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already
installed,
> > > tell it to reinstall all of the files.
> > >
> > > "When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key
to
> > > bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt.
Once
> > > there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
> > > shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have
now
> > > set the shell back to the original value."
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > >
> > >
> > > "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:D 0CEE069-6528-4C94-AE5E-9D792D09D2DC@microsoft.com...
> > > > Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
> > > > I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
> > > > usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
> > > > but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
> > > > 'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
> > > > and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
> > > > in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by
step
> > > > confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.
> > > >
> > > > I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
> > > > there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?
> > > >
> > > > I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!
> > > >
> > > > Terry
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 6:32:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I still feel the likely fix is to reinstall IE6 over itself, but you cannot get the
setup file you have on the hard drive to load, and you cannot get online to download
it. I suggest you find someone who has a copy of IE6 SP1 on a CD, and follow the
over-install instructions I gave you, running the setup on the CD. Many CDs found
in computer magazines have IE6 SP1 in a folder on the disc. In fact, many free AOL
discs have a hidden sub-folder with IE6 installer in it....often in a
"\Browsers\Msie" folder.
You must make sure that "Show all files" is enabled in Windows Explorer, and bypass
the autorun routine of the AOL CD :
Click Start> Settings> Folder Options> View tab, and click to enable "Show All
Files" and click OK.
Hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard while inserting a recent AOL disc, to bypass
autorun. Then open Windows Explorer and look for the folder with IE6 setup files.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A9677DB9-517B-4719-9D20-37EE9F520F90@microsoft.com...
> You are correct - my mistake - it IS 'iexplore.exe' (not 'explorer.exe') in
> my c:\progra~1\intern~2. that said, i could not open it by either double
> clicking the icon next to the program name or by using Run.
>
> I verified via using DOS command that you sent me -- 'C:\>DIR /s /a
> C:\EXPLORER.EXE' that it IS located in 'C:\WINDOWS' with the exact file size
> as you stated .. 180,224. btw, i tried the extract commands you sent and
> nothing happened, as i got 'File not found' or nothing happened or 'Error:
> Cannot open file' .. i checked my strings very carefully each time and
> repeated but got the same messages.
>
> Re: your instructions, C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdte folder tree does NOT
> exist on my c: drive directory. I DO have C:\Windows .. but NO
> C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree.
> I looked under C:\Windows and I still could not find 'ie6setup.exe' ...
> So... I searched my C: drive folders and I DID find 'ie6setup.exe' file in
> 'C:\mydown~1' .. but I could NOT open it either by double clicking the icon
> or via using the Run prompt. When i clicked the icon, i got an error message
> "Extracting file failed. It is likely caused by low memory or corrupted
> Cabinet file.' I checked my memory via DOS command and it appeared to be
> normal. I also checked the 'Properties' or the 'ie6setup.exe' file and it
> was '6.00.2800.1106 .. 490,608 bytes.
>
> I tried your option re: uninstalling IE6 by entering in the Run prompt:
> RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance but the option to "Restore the previous
> Windows configuration" on the resultant menu that was displayed was grayed
> out/disabled.
>
> And I tried the IE6 repair command you sent again but nothing happened when
> i selected the "Repair IE Explorer" (my words, not sure exact words). When I
> tried 'Add a Component' I got an error message "Cannot find Windows Update
> Setup Files on this computer. Please choose Windows Update under your IE
> Tools menu to add components to IE.' Of course, I cannot do this as I cannot
> get an icon on desktop or launch 'ie6setup.exe' as noted above. I believe
> there was a 3rd option but it was grayed out/disabled.
>
> So ... it "appears" I have 'EXPLORER.EXE' and 'ie6setup.exe' files ... but I
> still have no desktop/icons upon re-booting Windows98. I tried replacing
> 'Shell=Winfile' with 'Shell=Explorer.exe' and rebooting, but still nothing.
> And i tried again via DOS to scanreg /restrore and selecting the last
> registry on the list (it always specifies 'Started' and is a date right
> before my problem occurred) but again no desktop/icons upon re-booting
> Windows98.
>
> I hope this helps you .. help me. I am trying to avoid calling and paying
> the $35 but will if I absolutely have to. I am currently unemployed so your
> online support really helps me out right now. Thank you.
>
> Terry
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > Please make sure you are telling us the right names of the files you are
referring
> > to. There is no "explorer.exe" in the location "c:\progra~1\intern~2".....the
file
> > there would be iexplore.exe, and there may be also an "ie6setup.exe". Post back
> > with the correct information please.
> >
> > The instructions given were to find "ie6setup.exe" and run it if found, choosing
> > Minimal-Custom and selecting the items already in bold print. Did you find
> > "ie6setup.exe" in the location "c:\progra~1\intern~2" or any of its sub-folders?
> > You can also look for it in the C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate folder tree, or
the
> > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree......I forget which it may be
in,
> > as I usually install IE from CD rather than from a download. In fact, if you
cannot
> > find the setup file in any of those locations, you may have IE6 SP1 on a CD
> > somewhere, as it often is included on CD's in magazines.
> >
> > Another option is to uninstall IE6 by pasting the following line into the Run
> > dialog:
> > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance
> > and choosing the option to "Restore the previous Windows configuration" from the
> > menu that appears. After that, install IE6 either from a CD or from download,
> > assuming that this allows you to boot normally again.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 10:29:47 PM

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Perhaps I am missing something here, but I'd swear the OP already said he could not
do this.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

"PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
news:eC2MgwCKFHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> This one is an uninstall of IE (to revert to an earlier version)...
> snip
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 7:03:42 AM

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Maybe. I wasn't sure whether he tried an uninstall or over-install. This
one goes to the folder...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup, or
C:\Progra~1\Intern~1\Setup

....and runs Setup.exe from in there.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
news:e5tKqzCKFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| Perhaps I am missing something here, but I'd swear the OP already said
he could not
| do this.
| --
| Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
| ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
| http://aumha.org/alex.htm
| http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
|
| "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| news:eC2MgwCKFHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > This one is an uninstall of IE (to revert to an earlier version)...
| > snip
|
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 5:31:10 PM

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as stated earlier, my cd drive does not work.

"glee" wrote:

> I still feel the likely fix is to reinstall IE6 over itself, but you cannot get the
> setup file you have on the hard drive to load, and you cannot get online to download
> it. I suggest you find someone who has a copy of IE6 SP1 on a CD, and follow the
> over-install instructions I gave you, running the setup on the CD. Many CDs found
> in computer magazines have IE6 SP1 in a folder on the disc. In fact, many free AOL
> discs have a hidden sub-folder with IE6 installer in it....often in a
> "\Browsers\Msie" folder.
> You must make sure that "Show all files" is enabled in Windows Explorer, and bypass
> the autorun routine of the AOL CD :
> Click Start> Settings> Folder Options> View tab, and click to enable "Show All
> Files" and click OK.
> Hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard while inserting a recent AOL disc, to bypass
> autorun. Then open Windows Explorer and look for the folder with IE6 setup files.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A9677DB9-517B-4719-9D20-37EE9F520F90@microsoft.com...
> > You are correct - my mistake - it IS 'iexplore.exe' (not 'explorer.exe') in
> > my c:\progra~1\intern~2. that said, i could not open it by either double
> > clicking the icon next to the program name or by using Run.
> >
> > I verified via using DOS command that you sent me -- 'C:\>DIR /s /a
> > C:\EXPLORER.EXE' that it IS located in 'C:\WINDOWS' with the exact file size
> > as you stated .. 180,224. btw, i tried the extract commands you sent and
> > nothing happened, as i got 'File not found' or nothing happened or 'Error:
> > Cannot open file' .. i checked my strings very carefully each time and
> > repeated but got the same messages.
> >
> > Re: your instructions, C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdte folder tree does NOT
> > exist on my c: drive directory. I DO have C:\Windows .. but NO
> > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree.
> > I looked under C:\Windows and I still could not find 'ie6setup.exe' ...
> > So... I searched my C: drive folders and I DID find 'ie6setup.exe' file in
> > 'C:\mydown~1' .. but I could NOT open it either by double clicking the icon
> > or via using the Run prompt. When i clicked the icon, i got an error message
> > "Extracting file failed. It is likely caused by low memory or corrupted
> > Cabinet file.' I checked my memory via DOS command and it appeared to be
> > normal. I also checked the 'Properties' or the 'ie6setup.exe' file and it
> > was '6.00.2800.1106 .. 490,608 bytes.
> >
> > I tried your option re: uninstalling IE6 by entering in the Run prompt:
> > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance but the option to "Restore the previous
> > Windows configuration" on the resultant menu that was displayed was grayed
> > out/disabled.
> >
> > And I tried the IE6 repair command you sent again but nothing happened when
> > i selected the "Repair IE Explorer" (my words, not sure exact words). When I
> > tried 'Add a Component' I got an error message "Cannot find Windows Update
> > Setup Files on this computer. Please choose Windows Update under your IE
> > Tools menu to add components to IE.' Of course, I cannot do this as I cannot
> > get an icon on desktop or launch 'ie6setup.exe' as noted above. I believe
> > there was a 3rd option but it was grayed out/disabled.
> >
> > So ... it "appears" I have 'EXPLORER.EXE' and 'ie6setup.exe' files ... but I
> > still have no desktop/icons upon re-booting Windows98. I tried replacing
> > 'Shell=Winfile' with 'Shell=Explorer.exe' and rebooting, but still nothing.
> > And i tried again via DOS to scanreg /restrore and selecting the last
> > registry on the list (it always specifies 'Started' and is a date right
> > before my problem occurred) but again no desktop/icons upon re-booting
> > Windows98.
> >
> > I hope this helps you .. help me. I am trying to avoid calling and paying
> > the $35 but will if I absolutely have to. I am currently unemployed so your
> > online support really helps me out right now. Thank you.
> >
> > Terry
> >
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > Please make sure you are telling us the right names of the files you are
> referring
> > > to. There is no "explorer.exe" in the location "c:\progra~1\intern~2".....the
> file
> > > there would be iexplore.exe, and there may be also an "ie6setup.exe". Post back
> > > with the correct information please.
> > >
> > > The instructions given were to find "ie6setup.exe" and run it if found, choosing
> > > Minimal-Custom and selecting the items already in bold print. Did you find
> > > "ie6setup.exe" in the location "c:\progra~1\intern~2" or any of its sub-folders?
> > > You can also look for it in the C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate folder tree, or
> the
> > > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree......I forget which it may be
> in,
> > > as I usually install IE from CD rather than from a download. In fact, if you
> cannot
> > > find the setup file in any of those locations, you may have IE6 SP1 on a CD
> > > somewhere, as it often is included on CD's in magazines.
> > >
> > > Another option is to uninstall IE6 by pasting the following line into the Run
> > > dialog:
> > > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance
> > > and choosing the option to "Restore the previous Windows configuration" from the
> > > menu that appears. After that, install IE6 either from a CD or from download,
> > > assuming that this allows you to boot normally again.
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> > > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 10:52:31 PM

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You did not state anywhere in this thread that I can see, that your CD drive does
not work. I just looked through every post you made in this thread, and see no
mention of this. In your first post you wrote:
"I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98", and that's the
only reference I find to anything related to the CD drive at all. Please show me
where in this thread you stated this.

What is wrong with the CD drive? What happens when you try to access it using
winfile or progman as the shell?
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C12974D0-3F30-4CD2-99E2-EEA8EB3F4871@microsoft.com...
> as stated earlier, my cd drive does not work.
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > I still feel the likely fix is to reinstall IE6 over itself, but you cannot get
the
> > setup file you have on the hard drive to load, and you cannot get online to
download
> > it. I suggest you find someone who has a copy of IE6 SP1 on a CD, and follow
the
> > over-install instructions I gave you, running the setup on the CD. Many CDs
found
> > in computer magazines have IE6 SP1 in a folder on the disc. In fact, many free
AOL
> > discs have a hidden sub-folder with IE6 installer in it....often in a
> > "\Browsers\Msie" folder.
> > You must make sure that "Show all files" is enabled in Windows Explorer, and
bypass
> > the autorun routine of the AOL CD :
> > Click Start> Settings> Folder Options> View tab, and click to enable "Show All
> > Files" and click OK.
> > Hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard while inserting a recent AOL disc, to
bypass
> > autorun. Then open Windows Explorer and look for the folder with IE6 setup
files.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> >
> > "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:A9677DB9-517B-4719-9D20-37EE9F520F90@microsoft.com...
> > > You are correct - my mistake - it IS 'iexplore.exe' (not 'explorer.exe') in
> > > my c:\progra~1\intern~2. that said, i could not open it by either double
> > > clicking the icon next to the program name or by using Run.
> > >
> > > I verified via using DOS command that you sent me -- 'C:\>DIR /s /a
> > > C:\EXPLORER.EXE' that it IS located in 'C:\WINDOWS' with the exact file size
> > > as you stated .. 180,224. btw, i tried the extract commands you sent and
> > > nothing happened, as i got 'File not found' or nothing happened or 'Error:
> > > Cannot open file' .. i checked my strings very carefully each time and
> > > repeated but got the same messages.
> > >
> > > Re: your instructions, C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdte folder tree does NOT
> > > exist on my c: drive directory. I DO have C:\Windows .. but NO
> > > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree.
> > > I looked under C:\Windows and I still could not find 'ie6setup.exe' ...
> > > So... I searched my C: drive folders and I DID find 'ie6setup.exe' file in
> > > 'C:\mydown~1' .. but I could NOT open it either by double clicking the icon
> > > or via using the Run prompt. When i clicked the icon, i got an error message
> > > "Extracting file failed. It is likely caused by low memory or corrupted
> > > Cabinet file.' I checked my memory via DOS command and it appeared to be
> > > normal. I also checked the 'Properties' or the 'ie6setup.exe' file and it
> > > was '6.00.2800.1106 .. 490,608 bytes.
> > >
> > > I tried your option re: uninstalling IE6 by entering in the Run prompt:
> > > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance but the option to "Restore the previous
> > > Windows configuration" on the resultant menu that was displayed was grayed
> > > out/disabled.
> > >
> > > And I tried the IE6 repair command you sent again but nothing happened when
> > > i selected the "Repair IE Explorer" (my words, not sure exact words). When I
> > > tried 'Add a Component' I got an error message "Cannot find Windows Update
> > > Setup Files on this computer. Please choose Windows Update under your IE
> > > Tools menu to add components to IE.' Of course, I cannot do this as I cannot
> > > get an icon on desktop or launch 'ie6setup.exe' as noted above. I believe
> > > there was a 3rd option but it was grayed out/disabled.
> > >
> > > So ... it "appears" I have 'EXPLORER.EXE' and 'ie6setup.exe' files ... but I
> > > still have no desktop/icons upon re-booting Windows98. I tried replacing
> > > 'Shell=Winfile' with 'Shell=Explorer.exe' and rebooting, but still nothing.
> > > And i tried again via DOS to scanreg /restrore and selecting the last
> > > registry on the list (it always specifies 'Started' and is a date right
> > > before my problem occurred) but again no desktop/icons upon re-booting
> > > Windows98.
> > >
> > > I hope this helps you .. help me. I am trying to avoid calling and paying
> > > the $35 but will if I absolutely have to. I am currently unemployed so your
> > > online support really helps me out right now. Thank you.
> > >
> > > Terry
> > >
> > > "glee" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Please make sure you are telling us the right names of the files you are
> > referring
> > > > to. There is no "explorer.exe" in the location
"c:\progra~1\intern~2".....the
> > file
> > > > there would be iexplore.exe, and there may be also an "ie6setup.exe". Post
back
> > > > with the correct information please.
> > > >
> > > > The instructions given were to find "ie6setup.exe" and run it if found,
choosing
> > > > Minimal-Custom and selecting the items already in bold print. Did you find
> > > > "ie6setup.exe" in the location "c:\progra~1\intern~2" or any of its
sub-folders?
> > > > You can also look for it in the C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate folder tree,
or
> > the
> > > > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree......I forget which it may
be
> > in,
> > > > as I usually install IE from CD rather than from a download. In fact, if
you
> > cannot
> > > > find the setup file in any of those locations, you may have IE6 SP1 on a CD
> > > > somewhere, as it often is included on CD's in magazines.
> > > >
> > > > Another option is to uninstall IE6 by pasting the following line into the
Run
> > > > dialog:
> > > > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance
> > > > and choosing the option to "Restore the previous Windows configuration" from
the
> > > > menu that appears. After that, install IE6 either from a CD or from
download,
> > > > assuming that this allows you to boot normally again.
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> > > > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 2:09:44 AM

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That's what Glee said. I have a...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\Setup.exe, or
C:\Progra~1\Intern~1\Setup\Setup.exe

....but I have no "...Intern~2". I wonder what that's about. Anyway,
apparently, it will do you no good in this matter.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B6DAB60C-A4B4-4899-B8A7-9F45AF88086E@microsoft.com...
| as previously stated, i already replaced 'Shell=Explorer.exe' with
| 'Shell=Winfile.exe' and searched for the 'Setup.exe' file. There is
no
| 'Setup.exe' folder on my C:\progra~1\intern~1 -- OR -- intern~2
folder. I
| searched across C: drive, and it does not exist.
|
| "PCR" wrote:
....snip
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 12:03:03 PM

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i apologize if i didn't mention my cd drive doesn't work, thought i did. the
fact is it does not work.

"glee" wrote:

> You did not state anywhere in this thread that I can see, that your CD drive does
> not work. I just looked through every post you made in this thread, and see no
> mention of this. In your first post you wrote:
> "I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98", and that's the
> only reference I find to anything related to the CD drive at all. Please show me
> where in this thread you stated this.
>
> What is wrong with the CD drive? What happens when you try to access it using
> winfile or progman as the shell?
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
> "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C12974D0-3F30-4CD2-99E2-EEA8EB3F4871@microsoft.com...
> > as stated earlier, my cd drive does not work.
> >
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > I still feel the likely fix is to reinstall IE6 over itself, but you cannot get
> the
> > > setup file you have on the hard drive to load, and you cannot get online to
> download
> > > it. I suggest you find someone who has a copy of IE6 SP1 on a CD, and follow
> the
> > > over-install instructions I gave you, running the setup on the CD. Many CDs
> found
> > > in computer magazines have IE6 SP1 in a folder on the disc. In fact, many free
> AOL
> > > discs have a hidden sub-folder with IE6 installer in it....often in a
> > > "\Browsers\Msie" folder.
> > > You must make sure that "Show all files" is enabled in Windows Explorer, and
> bypass
> > > the autorun routine of the AOL CD :
> > > Click Start> Settings> Folder Options> View tab, and click to enable "Show All
> > > Files" and click OK.
> > > Hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard while inserting a recent AOL disc, to
> bypass
> > > autorun. Then open Windows Explorer and look for the folder with IE6 setup
> files.
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> > > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > >
> > >
> > > "tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:A9677DB9-517B-4719-9D20-37EE9F520F90@microsoft.com...
> > > > You are correct - my mistake - it IS 'iexplore.exe' (not 'explorer.exe') in
> > > > my c:\progra~1\intern~2. that said, i could not open it by either double
> > > > clicking the icon next to the program name or by using Run.
> > > >
> > > > I verified via using DOS command that you sent me -- 'C:\>DIR /s /a
> > > > C:\EXPLORER.EXE' that it IS located in 'C:\WINDOWS' with the exact file size
> > > > as you stated .. 180,224. btw, i tried the extract commands you sent and
> > > > nothing happened, as i got 'File not found' or nothing happened or 'Error:
> > > > Cannot open file' .. i checked my strings very carefully each time and
> > > > repeated but got the same messages.
> > > >
> > > > Re: your instructions, C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdte folder tree does NOT
> > > > exist on my c: drive directory. I DO have C:\Windows .. but NO
> > > > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree.
> > > > I looked under C:\Windows and I still could not find 'ie6setup.exe' ...
> > > > So... I searched my C: drive folders and I DID find 'ie6setup.exe' file in
> > > > 'C:\mydown~1' .. but I could NOT open it either by double clicking the icon
> > > > or via using the Run prompt. When i clicked the icon, i got an error message
> > > > "Extracting file failed. It is likely caused by low memory or corrupted
> > > > Cabinet file.' I checked my memory via DOS command and it appeared to be
> > > > normal. I also checked the 'Properties' or the 'ie6setup.exe' file and it
> > > > was '6.00.2800.1106 .. 490,608 bytes.
> > > >
> > > > I tried your option re: uninstalling IE6 by entering in the Run prompt:
> > > > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance but the option to "Restore the previous
> > > > Windows configuration" on the resultant menu that was displayed was grayed
> > > > out/disabled.
> > > >
> > > > And I tried the IE6 repair command you sent again but nothing happened when
> > > > i selected the "Repair IE Explorer" (my words, not sure exact words). When I
> > > > tried 'Add a Component' I got an error message "Cannot find Windows Update
> > > > Setup Files on this computer. Please choose Windows Update under your IE
> > > > Tools menu to add components to IE.' Of course, I cannot do this as I cannot
> > > > get an icon on desktop or launch 'ie6setup.exe' as noted above. I believe
> > > > there was a 3rd option but it was grayed out/disabled.
> > > >
> > > > So ... it "appears" I have 'EXPLORER.EXE' and 'ie6setup.exe' files ... but I
> > > > still have no desktop/icons upon re-booting Windows98. I tried replacing
> > > > 'Shell=Winfile' with 'Shell=Explorer.exe' and rebooting, but still nothing.
> > > > And i tried again via DOS to scanreg /restrore and selecting the last
> > > > registry on the list (it always specifies 'Started' and is a date right
> > > > before my problem occurred) but again no desktop/icons upon re-booting
> > > > Windows98.
> > > >
> > > > I hope this helps you .. help me. I am trying to avoid calling and paying
> > > > the $35 but will if I absolutely have to. I am currently unemployed so your
> > > > online support really helps me out right now. Thank you.
> > > >
> > > > Terry
> > > >
> > > > "glee" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Please make sure you are telling us the right names of the files you are
> > > referring
> > > > > to. There is no "explorer.exe" in the location
> "c:\progra~1\intern~2".....the
> > > file
> > > > > there would be iexplore.exe, and there may be also an "ie6setup.exe". Post
> back
> > > > > with the correct information please.
> > > > >
> > > > > The instructions given were to find "ie6setup.exe" and run it if found,
> choosing
> > > > > Minimal-Custom and selecting the items already in bold print. Did you find
> > > > > "ie6setup.exe" in the location "c:\progra~1\intern~2" or any of its
> sub-folders?
> > > > > You can also look for it in the C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate folder tree,
> or
> > > the
> > > > > C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files folder tree......I forget which it may
> be
> > > in,
> > > > > as I usually install IE from CD rather than from a download. In fact, if
> you
> > > cannot
> > > > > find the setup file in any of those locations, you may have IE6 SP1 on a CD
> > > > > somewhere, as it often is included on CD's in magazines.
> > > > >
> > > > > Another option is to uninstall IE6 by pasting the following line into the
> Run
> > > > > dialog:
> > > > > RUNDLL32 SETUPWBV.DLL,IE6Maintenance
> > > > > and choosing the option to "Restore the previous Windows configuration" from
> the
> > > > > menu that appears. After that, install IE6 either from a CD or from
> download,
> > > > > assuming that this allows you to boot normally again.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > > ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
> > > > > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> > > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:38:50 PM

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Call them up & try to get an Installation CD, if nothing else. I'd like
to hear how that goes. Well, I don't know what you're going to do with
it, though, without a working CD-ROM. Are you sure that doesn't
work...?...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q237948
Troubleshoot CD-R_W

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218617
Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

I guess, a first try would be...

(1) Boot to Safe Mode. (Hold F5 as you boot, or hold CTRL for the
Startup Menu, & select Safe Mode from that.)
(2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab".
(3) Open the CD-ROM branch, by clicking it's plus sign.
(4) Highlight each drive in that branch, & click "Remove".
(Safe Mode may reveal the presence of a "ghost".)
(5) Close up, & boot to Normal Mode.

Hopefully Windows will find the correct drivers, & all will be well.

As cquirke once said, "Control Panel, System, Performance tab". Are you
in "compatibility" mode? Then, try his site...
http://cquirke.mvps.org/9x/doscompat.htm

Also...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;130179&Product=w98
Troubleshooting MS-DOS Compatibility Mode on Hard Disks
(130179) - The Performance tab in System properties shows that one or
more of the hard disks in your computer is using MS-DOS Compatibility
mode. MS-DOS compatibility mode may be in use either for the file system
or for virtual memory. You may receive the...

Also...

To see whether the CD-ROM is physically functioning, it can be run
independently of Windows...

Get a Startup Diskette from
http://www.bootdisk.com/ , if you don't already have one from "Control
Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk tab". Test the Startup
Diskette. Boot it, put in a CD and "DIR" the CD. It will say which
letter is the CD. (Otherwise, it is likely one letter higher than
normal.) That is, "DIR X:", where "X:" is the CD-ROM letter.

If you cannot boot the Startup Diskette, you must be sent into BIOS. If
the CD-ROM does work in DOS after the Diskette has boot, it is likely
there is a problem with the Windows 32-bit drivers or settings.


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Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"tgregg99" <tgregg99@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 9ACC496-B6E2-4593-A1B8-02B370B4ABCC@microsoft.com...
| All ...
|
| I've tried everything you've asked to do. I've been patient. Yet, I
still
| have no Windows98 desktop/icons upon booting. And, yes, my CD drive
does not
| work -- it's broken. Is there any hope to restore my Windows98
desktop/icons?
|
| If you have no other recommendations, then I will call MS tech support
and
| spend the $35 with the understanding I will get it refunded if tech
support
| is not able to resolve my problem, is that correct?
|
| Thank you!
|
| Terry
|
| "PCR" wrote:
|
| > Too bad. You cannot do that article then, w/o .cab's on the hard
drive
| > or an Installation CD. You must get your CD working & try what Glee
| > suggests. Don't you get those AOL CD's in the mail every other day?
....snip
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 1:09:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23Ay2PLxKFHA.3832@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hmmm... That's the second REPOST this morning, at least. Did you
> actually repost this or was it some bot?

This newsgroup is censored, or filtered if you prefer that word.

Quote from the headers of the REPOSTS:

"X-Reposted-By: remove.spam@mindspring.com
X-Comments: This article is being re-posted. It was canceled
X-Comments: in error. For more information, please contact:
X-Comments: <remove.spam@mindspring.com>."
Anonymous
March 18, 2005 12:47:17 AM

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Mine seem only to come in once. That can't be fair!

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Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message news:%23cBOM81KFHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| I haven't reposted anything, so it must be a bot. As Hugh mentioned, the headers
| show some info about the repost, but I notice in another thread, one of *your* posts
| is reposted, and contains the same info re: reposting by mindspring, in the headers.
| I dunno what is going on with this.
| --
| Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
| ~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~
| http://aumha.org/alex.htm
| http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
|
| "Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
| news:%23Ay2PLxKFHA.3832@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > Hmmm... That's the second REPOST this morning, at least. Did you
| > actually repost this or was it some bot?
| >
| > --
| > Gary S. Terhune
| > MS MVP Shell/User
| > http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
| > http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
| >
| > "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
| > news:reposted.0.%23UHXT5cKFHA.3640@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
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!