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WIN98 problem

WIN98 got corrupted because someone tried to load WIN2000 on the
PC without taking care to partition etc.  What is the easiest and minimum-
damage to recover, and still have data/programs etc. intact?
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Depends a bit on how far they went with the install and what options they selected during it.  If they didn't go too far, a re-install of WIN98 might recover the previous system intact.  If they started to alter the partition for the new install you may be out of luck and a complete fresh install may be necessary.
its easy man but dont reinstall any of system.... not 98 nor 2000.. just do one thing .. get a new harddisk & attach it to ur computer as slave harddisk then start ur computer in dos mode(either using ur master disk or bootable f;oopy) & just copy all data from master harddisk to slave & just remove slave & then format ur masterhard disk & reload whatever OS u want & then again copy all data back to ur system. This is the most secured system to ensure no data loss as i have myself tried many other ways but always lost some of the data or got some .dlls currupted. so better dont reinstall but first save ur data.
Did they attempt to install Win2K as an upgrade, or did they install it into a separate folder and keep the Win98 stuff? If the latter, you should be able to recover Win98 by booting from a Win98 boot floppy and typing

fdisk /mbr

This will replace the master boot record with a Win98 one, and you can then delete all the spurious Win2K stuff. You'll probably find you have to re-install Microsoft Outlook Express because Win2K replaces this with a Unicode version which won't run under 98, and you may want to re-install ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) if you have anything which requires it.
milindkunteAuthor Commented:
This is a remedy I knew myself, and yes, the safest. But I hoped for something more technical if  at all possible, like an uninstall or something.
Anyway, thanks, and now I know this exchange is a very good way to get out of some logjams! Bye.
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