This is a first for me. Will windows start up in SAFE mode? If it does, delete the directories. This should take care of the longfilename problem. If not, take out your original 98 cds and start rebuilding your environment. You may even have to reformat your hard drive. Unfortunately, you will lose all the data. Since 98 will no longer be supported by Microsoft, please try to upgrade to XP home or Pro. You will will be gratefull you did.

Good Luck

p.s. Don't even try to fully understand the error message! You'll get nightmares. Wink