View Full Version : reinstalling windows 98SE

26-02-2004, 04:43 PM
HI,I have win98SE on an ACER laptop-IE6-& it has problems on booting up.The fault finding I have done says I should Reinstall.Would I lose my Nortons Virus program.Any other problems I might have??.cheers rdee

26-02-2004, 05:07 PM
The best way I have found is to boot up the laptop with a DOS boot disk and go to C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\cabs. run setup.exe and this will do a repair install. You should not lose any settings or apps. It sounds like its getting terminal so I guess you have very little to loose

26-02-2004, 05:18 PM
your restore CD may have a function, restore without reformat. it'll reinstall windows, but keep all else

26-02-2004, 08:40 PM
apart from any programs that have been installed, as the folders are there but the registry keys are gone.

if it's a driver problem you could delete the enum key in the registry and do a reboot.

I agree with the folders/cabs but use the /is switch.


27-02-2004, 12:33 PM
HI Thankyou for your input.I will work on ms boot disk.cheers rdee