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98 gone crazy

After trying to install Microsoft Joystick and deleting Creative Joystick
The system went crazy.
In Control Panel, under Device Manager,
I no longer have the different hardware under their proper headings. Everything is now under System in different sub heading. Like I have the audio card, Network card under PCI Bus and others somewhere else. I've tried re-installing Win 98 with no luck.
How do I get everything back to their proper place.
Pls don't tell me that I have to reformat.
PLS HELPPPP!
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RogerRabbit
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sorgieCommented:
If all else fails try  from the run command regedit
Hkey_local_machine
sub folder ENUM
delete all the entries. These are your hardware settings
reboot and let windows reinstall your hardware.
Good Luck
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briancassinCommented:
Go to start run type msinfo32 then go to tools and system file checker.... select to check for altered files...
see if this fixes it.
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MichaelMarchCommented:

Before you have to format, check the following.  In device manager, do you have a bullet on top on the "ViewDevicesBy type" or "ViewDeviceBy Connection" Make sure its on the TYPE option.

And if that's not the problem. Go into the registry.

Start, Run, type Regedit and click ok.

Now click on the + beside
Hkey_Local_Machine
Now click on the + beside
Enum
Now remove the following keys from benith Enum key.
ISAPNP


Michael March

PS.

This key controls all your hardware settings, and controls your Plug and Play.

If this doesn't get more serious.
Do the same as above, and except for remove the entire ENUM key.

Enum is the hardware enumerator.  This will force everything to redetect.
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sorgieCommented:
Michael I know your not new here!
Better to post comments so you don't lock the question.
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