Last/best option to fix Win 98SE boot up errors loop
Posted on 2004-04-19
Windows 98SE system was re-boot it to correct a suspected communication problem with receiving faxes.
The system froze up in the windows logging off banner, I force shut down by turning power swith off. During boot up it run scandisk and displayed Registy problem found and proceeded to repair and requested to re-boot. Scandisk run again and displayed: Directory entry XXXX.xxx had an incorrect size.
Scandisk succesfully corrected the directory entry (this error was repetitive with diferent entries).
Then displayed : files found crosslinked (several), I decided not to convert and cancelled the operation because of the amount of errors found. I re-started the system and it loops continously with scandisk and repairing the registry and requesting to restart. (It does not start windows anymore).
I am able to activate the boot up menu screen (f8) and boot to command prompt and display the contents of drive c:. I am about to re-install windows 98SE or to upgrade to windows 2000 professional but I would like to find out from the experts if that would be the last/best option.
Thank you in advanced for the assistance.