All the Win98 system files were deleted accidently & can't boot up. What can I do without losing my files?
Posted on 2003-12-02
Hello everyone at EE!
First off.... great site! Koodles to all the experts. You guys are doing a great job.
Now.... here's my problemo.
I used "Windows Washer" and somehow the Windows system files got deleted. All of them. The windows directory seems to be empty. Anyway I'm stuck in DOS and I've been trying to figure out how I can fix this mess.
My main concern are the files I saved. I know they are there. How can I get to them? Can I simply just reinstall Win 98 and expect the files to be there? (doubt it) Or can I back them up in DOS somehow and reformat and reinstall everything?
I would like to just reinstall Win. 98 but I am afraid to lose my files.