My Win98 has lost it's stability. I'm getting lots of application errors, lock-ups on boot and shutdown and registry errors. System specs:
Homebuilt system with Abit Bx6R2 (with KH bios), Celeron 300a @ 504 (good temps, peltier cooled), 256 MB Mushkin GH RAM, IBM 13 GB 7200 rpm HD, Kenwood True 52 CD, Leadtek TNT2 running NVIDIA Detonator 2.03 drivers.
Recent hardware changes: Added 128 MB of RAM, added Kenwood True 52 CD-ROM drive.
Recent software changes:
Installed and then uninstalled Win98 SE. Installed Doom95 and Data Becker Stuka add-on for MS Combat Flight Simulator.
Fail entries from bootlog.txt:
 Loading Vxd = ndis2sup.vxd
 LoadFailed = ndis2sup.vxd
 SYSCRITINIT = VIAGART
 SYSCRITINITFAILED = VIAGART
 Dynamic load device naapi.vxd
 Dynamic load failed naapi.vxd :  File not found
LoadStart = Öe
LoadFail = Öe Failure code is 0002
I have searched registry and ini files for reference to "Öe" without success. It seems to be an obviously corrupt value...
I desperately need to fix this without formatting at almost any cost as I have much stuff that cannot be reinstalled and my backup is old.... Big points for a working answer.....