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Old 13 October 2005, 06:01   #1
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My son has been loading and deleting programs and games of a windows98 PC with gay abandon and now this PC is slow and unstable is there a quick fix that will allow me to keep some of the programs but basically return this pc back to original spec Des
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Have you tried defragging it?
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Have you tried defragging it?
Yep
I think the issue is with the register and with some of the start up bits and bobs It crashes while looking for dlls and is lucky it hasnít been thrown out the window do you think that is why Bill called it windows cos that is the best place for them Des
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Just upgrade it to XP then
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Just upgrade it to XP then
Thats not mutch better !!!!!!!
A mate of mine has thrown 2 through the window lately all with XP
Try a BIG hammer then out the window then get a new one
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Thats not mutch better !!!!!!!
A mate of mine has thrown 2 through the window lately all with XP
Try a BIG hammer then out the window then get a new one
It might be the big hammer that started the problems the boy canít afford a new one and wonít get a paper round or deal drugs or what ever it is that kids do these days to earn money So i've got to fix it Des
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1. Delete or rename 'win.com' from c:/windows directory.

2. Using win98 startup floppy, reboot pc and select 'load with cd-rom support'

3. Stick win98 cd in drive and run 'setup.exe' from it

You have just conned the pc into thinking there is no version of windows on it, and it's going to do a full install. It simply puts all original files back to there factory settings. Only thing to watch - it will attempt to install into C:/WINDOWS000 directory. Make sure to change this (when asked) to C:/WINDOWS - this makes sure it overwrites the original files.

All existing applications software is unaffected and remains installed.

It would probably be a good idea to run a couple adware/malware removers on it. You can download 'spybot s&d' and 'adwareaway' from the web - between them they remove all the shit.

Hope this helps...

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Thanks i'll give it go. Des
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