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About daveydoom

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  1. Nice . I guess I have some plans for this coming "geekend" lol .
  2. I believe that's probably the case. Yes, I would have to include the cab files in order for this to work. I was told that doing this would blow away the old registry keys and recretae them for the new hardware. I've never attempted this before so it's a learning experience . To further complicate matters the old PC is setup with a dual boot (Win2k and Win98). Not sure if it will work or not with this twist but Win98 is the important O/S in this scenario, Win2k can always be installed afterwards.
  3. Has anyone ever heard of a "preserved forced install" of Win98? Apparently you can image a machine and install that image on any other machine, regardless of hardware differences and use a switch like: c:\ setup \p f Has anyone heard of this or tried it? There's a little more work to do ahead of time but that's a quick overview. I'm looking for some reading material before I attempt it. Any thoughts? Thanks, Dave
  4. Nice options thanks B) . Without knowing what else may be wrong with that PC even if I do get it going with LiteShell or Litestep I may as well format it and start fresh. I'll be honest and say that I've never heard of those shell replacments. It's just something I've never even thought of before. I've bookmarked sites for both of them and will make it a point to play around with them on my test machine . Thanks everyone.
  5. Editing the ini file worked fine and I was able to install the service pack but I still get the same error when Windows loads . Not sure if it's really worth replacing files from the cab one by one when a clean install would be faster . I can slave his drive and copy all of his data files so he doesn't lose anything. Hey, it was worth a shot though. If anyone has any other ideas I'm all ears. Thanks, Dave
  6. I'll give it a whirl and report back. Thanks for the idea .
  7. Working on a PC for a friend, not sure if it's Win98 or Win98 SE. Surely there's a way to determine this but none of the Boot CD's I've tried so far have been able to give me this information unless I'm just looking in the wrong place . I've tried using a Bart PE CD as well as a UBCD4Win CD. As soon as Windows loads and you enter the password (or hit Cancel ) Windows pops up an Explorer error saying "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. Details shows that EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE and 017f:00401f31. I was wondering if there was a way to apply the Unoffical Service Pack (or similar) from a bootable CD in order to correct this problem? I'm out of options since Safe Mode does the same thing. I really don't want to have to reinstall if I don't have to and I was hoping that applying the service pack would replace any damaged files with good ones. Am I grasping at straws here? Thoughts?
  8. Hi there. Just joined up looking for an answer to a question I have . Have known about the forum for ages just never joined up before. Regards, Dave

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