Windows 98 help (1 Viewer)

Zlatan

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Jun 9, 2003
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Ive got a problem with my windows 98. Last night I was deleting some stuff from my hard disk and obviously I deleted something I shouldnt have. Now when I try to turn on the computer I get the "Invalid system disk, replace and press any key" error, altho there is no disk in the floppy drive!!! I cant do anything, it just wont load!


Help... please :sigh:
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#3
Try taking your HDD to a mate's place, hopefully (though unlikely) you'll be able to use it as a slave drive and backup your data. If you can do that, format your HDD on ur friend's comp, take it home and reinstall by booting from the CD
 

Torkel

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Jul 12, 2002
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#4
I've had quite a few 'puter problems lately, and reinstalling windows has worked great. More or less no data lost, and it's pretty quick.
 

Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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#5
Quick? Hardly. Reinstalling Windows takes an hour, restoring all my settings takes close to that and reinstalling all the software, don't even go there...
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#6
Exactly. I take a good 3-4 hours getting everything back in order, reinstalling all my programs etc :sleepy:
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#8
Or maybe my computer's customised beyond recognition, and i have a gazillion little tools and registry hacks that I have to apply. Every time anyone sees my computer, they always ask:

1. Is this Windows?
2. Where's the start button?
3. How did you get this/that on the screen?
4. Where are all the icons?
 

Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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#9
:rofl:

In short: as I understand you're trying to liken your desktop to mine as much as you can, but without installing linux, right? ;)
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Martin ] ++
:rofl:

In short: as I understand you're trying to liken your desktop to mine as much as you can, but without installing linux, right? ;)
Interesting. Care to post screenshots gentlemen?
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#14
This one i took a while ago, i've since seperated the quicklaunch and made it auto-hide along with my taskbar. I also realised that most of the live update stuff was just eye-candy and i removed it. I haven't got any windows open to show off because everything was just white in this particular setup
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Graham ] ++
This one i took a while ago, i've since seperated the quicklaunch and made it auto-hide along with my taskbar. I also realised that most of the live update stuff was just eye-candy and i removed it. I haven't got any windows open to show off because everything was just white in this particular setup
I think Martin's hit the nail on the head here.

Still, imitation is the sincerest form of plagiarism. :D
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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I dunno, nothing that i've modified is really linux-specific, so i'd like to retain my identity for the time being ;)
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Martin ] ++
Erm, you wanna zoom in that first one for those of us with non-Superman vision? Can't see any of the icons/text there.
Why not? It's a bit on the small side, but surely you can make it out?

He can't zoom out anyway Martin - he said it's an old shot. You could enlarge it every bit as well yourself!
 

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