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well i have a problem with a window 98 ... laptop

it doesnt start .. it goes through the little loading process it doesnt reach the windows 98 loading page .. and it goes straigh to a black page with the white blinking thing ...

and well i have some stuff to back up .. any ideas to back it up without having to reformat everything?
 

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thanks for the move

does anyone know how i can fix this

it wont boot from cd nor will it load at all.. it goes straight to the dos page
 

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well, is it a command prompt like this:

c:/>_

or just

_

?

If its c:/>_ type win and hit enter. Other than that, I don't think I can help you.
 

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Boot, press and hold the 'CTRL' key or F8 or F10 until the boot menu appears.

Select the COMMAND PROMPT ONLY option and press enter.


From the C:\> prompt, type SCANREG /RESTORE and press enter.

When the restore screen appears, select a backup dated before this problem
occurred and then restart the system. (A properly working registry has the word
'Started' next to the date)
 

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I am afraid the hard drive is dying or dead but not 100% sure .

have you tried to put a win 98 cd while booting ?
or can you create a boot disk from a floppy ,i am not too much familiar with win98 ,but i knew a friend who use to boot his pc from a floppy ,try to get more infos about it .
 

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ive tried .. cd while booting .. ive tried floppy .. hard drive is dead probably ... it was a cheap 4 gig one anyways .. i dont understand why my friends uses this cheap laptop hahah he says he has no money for a new one .. sigh~
 
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