My PC is 6 or 7 years old, still running '98, but have replaced some hardware since. 2 Ghz, 512Mb, but only an 8Gb HDD.
Basically, every other time windows starts, it puts itself back to how it used to be, well it changes its system files. If I make changes to programs or especially to anythign directly windows related, it changes back to a number of days before. I used to believe this was the windows registry checker, which would state there's an error in the registry and restart to fix it. It would restart, six it, and load windows. But the next time I switched it on after that, every time it would still give me the same message. Through msconfig I disabled the reg checker, but SOMETHING is still changing the PC! Even to the extent of putting registry checker BACK on! It's very, very irritating.
The single most irritating part is broadband. We recently got broadband, but every other time I restart the computer I have to reinstall the drivers for the modem and the software for it, otherwise it won't load, with all kinds of messages about missing files and scripting errors and stuff.
Also, incase it's of any relevance, when installing the modem, it is missing the files
If I skip these files, it still works absolutely fine. I don't have the 98 CD to replace them. They've probably been lost after years of installations and uninstallations of hundreds of different programs.
I feel this may all go away if I simply upgrade to XP, but I can never find anyone with the CD. Until I do find it, can anyone suggest anything for this?
Would really appreciate any help,