and then a clean install of 98 (why such an old and clunky OS?), you have a number of options:
1) Move the hard drive to another machine as a second drive, copy and paste away.
2) Knoppix can be used in a number of ways.(http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html)
Hi, I am running windows 98 with a Compaq Presario computer, I downloaded some spyware programs and ran them through, they wanted to charge me so I removed them, the last one was spycleaner gold but this one I did not remove (it seemed to find many virus?s, before this I was running adaware and spybot w/o any problems). Now when I boot up I have an explorer error message, another message (the following items have been replaced with older versions c:\windows\system\ddrawex.dll) and my background screen comes up and mouse but nothing else. I have tried a quick restore but it gives me error messages and it does not work, I have some important files that I do not want to lose. I called Microsoft and they cannot seem to help, they tried scanreg, parallel install and over the top install, can any one help or have any tips, will Nortons or another program help out. Thanks