How do I do a Repair Install in Windows 98SE? Please reply with a step by step answer until the point the install actually starts. Do not JUST provide a link to www.windowsreinstall.com
. There are no repair install directions there.
You can provide a link to to that web site ONLY IF you provide a modification to the instructions there as those instructions are for a reformat install or install into a blank HD.
I had an earlier question at EE on this. Ignore that Question and the accepted (by me) responses. I did not actually use those instructions (if you read farther down in the post) and never should have accepted them.
Note: If you say to "2. Start Computer with CD-Rom support" then you MUST provide DOS commands next as that takes you to the DOS prompt.
If you instead say "1. Start Windows 98 Set-up from CD-ROM", then provide instructions on how to NOT do a reformat (or effectively a reformat) install.
Remember Step by Step instructions until the repair install actually starts. Whether the word "repair" ever appears on the screen is irrelevant as long as the effect if achieved.
Please no links to www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win98/Q_21027907.html
either. The answer is not in that confusing thread.
Step by Step means: Boot from CD (changing BIOS if necessary) and then At the first screen choose THIS. At the Next screen choose THIS. And so on until the install starts. If DOS commands are needed, please specify them. In that case assume D: is the CD drive for simplicity.
Also nothing about scanreg /restore . I know about that and will probably try that first.