We have an old Windows 98 PC which has some very important programs installed. Unfortunately, the PCs hard disk began to experience sector problems and after rebooting this PC a message came up saying that the "krnl386.exe" file cannot be found. I've check via the command prompt/console and this file is nowhere to be found! I've tried to recopy this file having extracted from a win98 CAB, but no luck - PC just freezes.
Is it possible to repair Windows 98 so that just the system files are restored and my installed programs are not affected. Any ideas much appreciated.