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System.ini file missing (No boot in Normal mode)

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Hello


I installed Norton Antivirus on my Mum's old 386/486
Windows 98 SE has been working fine, however after installing and uninstalling Norton Antivirus the computer cannot boot up correctly in Normal mode.
System.ini file is missing
We have not got the Windows 98 SE CD anymore.
The computer boots up in safe mode
What can I do to get it working in Normal mode?
Can I download that missing file (On its own) from anywhere?


Thanks

Gary.
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 250 total points
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Hello garyjos =)

May be this article can help u :-?

Creating a New System.ini File Without Third-Party Drivers
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;140441

!! GOOD LUCK !!
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You can look in the C:\WINDOWS folder and see if there is a backup file ( .bak, .000, something else ), usually a couple of K in size. DO NOT mess with the SYSTEM.DAT file
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You should try

A registry restore:

Bootup with a startup floppy disk and at the A:\> prompt type

C: (press enter)

Now type:

cd windows\command (press enter)

Your prompt should read C:\Windows\Command, correct?

Now type:

scanreg /restore (space between g and /)

Press enter, select a date PRIOR to the problem, press enter, wait for the process to finish and reboot WITHOUT the disk.

If you don’t have a startup disk, download one from www.bootdisk.com.

Any luck?

Zee
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