Solved

ERROR MESSAGES

Posted on 1998-06-29
3
148 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
WHEN I TURN ON MY COMPUTER I RECEIVE THE ERROR MESSAGE:
WINDOWS WAS NOT PROPERLY SHUT DOWN, ONE OR MORE OF YOUR DISK DRIVES MAY HAVE ERROR, PRESS ANY KEY
SO I PRESS A KEY AND SCAN DISK RUNS THEN I GET: THE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DA1 FILE IS DAMAGED. I CHOOSE FIX IT THEN I GET THE SIZE OF THE C:\WINDOWS\USER.DA1 FILE IS BEING MISREPORTED.  WHAT CAN I DO TO GET WINDOWS TO START?
0
Comment
Question by:marisaroach
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:mikecr
ID: 1756634
Your first problem is that Windows is not being shut down properly. You have to click on start, shutdown, shutdown the computer to do a proper shutdown of Windows 95. Anything other than that is WRONG! Do you get the whole way into Windows after getting the error messages in Scandisk or do you stop before making it to the Windows desktop?

Mike
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
jhagen042698 earned 200 total points
ID: 1756635
this needs a re-install, there is no way to fix this.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Jhoss
ID: 1756637
These 2 files sound like back up files. The files that you need to worry about are system.dat & user.dat. Also the user.da0 & system.da0 are backups the the ssytem uses when the registry is recovered from. I would make copies of the files & save them to floppy & then delete them from your hard drive.
0

Featured Post

ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

At ScreenConnect, partner feedback doesn't fall on deaf ears. We collected partner suggestions off of their virtual wish list and transformed them into one game-changing release: ScreenConnect 6.0. Explore all of the extras and enhancements for yourself!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Installing trusted root certificate 12 49
best counters for cpu high usage 3 33
Scheduled Tasks Tweak 5 32
Windows 10: how to eliminate the lock screen at boot 5 35
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question