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add/remove empty and registry popup

by Lisa / April 7, 2006 5:32 AM PDT

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....

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You might try this. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 7, 2006 10:16 AM PDT
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will try
by Lisa / April 7, 2006 11:24 AM PDT

thank you so much- will try it.

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it worked
by Lisa / April 7, 2006 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: will try

took us a bit- she was trying the ctrl method- but at the prompt the S key didnt work- we tried F8 and reverted back to yesturday- thank you- I had no idea you could restore on 98-

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(NT) (NT) Quite welcome!
by Coryphaeus / April 7, 2006 9:53 PM PDT
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for the future....
by reefurbb / April 8, 2006 1:01 PM PDT

start-run-mscongig, advanced, enable boot menu.
It will show for 30 sec and then continue booting, or you can hit "enter" to "boot normal". Tweak133 will allow a tweak "always show boot menu" and adjust it for 4 sec. No more trying to hit F8 at the right milllisecond...

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by Lisa / April 8, 2006 4:11 PM PDT
In reply to: for the future....

This will help her quite a bit- she sais" which do i do first the power button or the f8 thingy?"..... by then im banging my head.... thanks so much..

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