from an A: prompt:
This will restore the registry to a previously stable state, and give you about four dates to choose from. Reboot, pressing F-8 to get to the options of safe or A: prompt or DOS prompt, I can't remember.
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I havnt seen able to look at the comp yet- but its win98 plus- avg, adaware, spybot, za- all up to date- all windpws criticals done- this morning sister booted up the icons were huge- likein safe mode but not- and the add new hardwre wizard pops up- the add remove is empty- i was thinking a total reinstall but she doesnt have all her disks and stuff- but at this boot up a pop up said registry had an error , it will fix it and to reboot- when it rebooted is when all this happened- im thinking a hardware failure due to the huge graphics and empty add remove, a possability? im going to have her bring me the machine tonight hopefully- was hoping there was a way to fix it without a total reinstall- im hoping that all the needed files are still in hte machine....