Win98: Boot up says must reinstall Win98. Reinstalling Win98 says cannot and all I get is a blue screen
Posted on 2003-11-18
How do I save this hard drive?
Since the system would not boot in safe mode, I had no choice except to reinstall 98. So I did.
98 installed and rebooted.... to a blue screen. I attempted to reinstall again (6x's), same result.
I believe this possibly happened as a result of Norton Anti-Virus (Auto-Protect ?)
I have saved most of my files by putting in a new harddrive and installing the same OS to it, and making the old drive a slave. But.. I cannot access the programs on this drive, and it is that which I would like to regain.
I have tried resetting the "target" of the programs with very little success (one or 2 worked, but not the rest) And as they are already "installed" the .exe is only good for bringing up the program. Will an uninstall allow for a new install if these were loaded from a disk?