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#1 pskunk119

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 10:34 AM

I was having some problems with my computer and have ran a few spyware removal programs on my PC. They would remove everything except 2 that were "currently in use by my computer." Me being one who knows enough to be "dangerous" decided to try to remove a few files (that had been created that day) myself. I sent them to the recycle bin but did not empty it. I had done this once before and was able to get into safe mode and restore the system.ini file. I didn't even check to see that it had been "created" that day. I guess the spyware overwrote the old file with a new one.
Well, this time when I boot up the computer it comes to a screen with the 4 choices: 1-Normal, 2-Logged, 3-Safe Mode, and 4-Step-by-step confirmation. When I try normal mode I get a registry error. It says to use scanreg to restore but I can't figure out how to get it into DOS. If I try safe mode, I get to a screen that has my normal background and the words "Safe Mode" in all 4 corners. The mouse works but there is no task bar. I can't get to the recycle bin to restore the files I deleted.
Help!!!

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#2 pip22

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:01 AM

With Windows ME, you have to boot-up with a Windows ME startup disk (floppy disk) to get to a DOS screen. If you didn't make one while Windows was working okay, you can download one from here on a working PC (doesn't matter what version of Windows the working PC is using).

http://www.bootdisk.com

Click on the green BOOTDISKS link at the top, then click on the 'Windows ME OEM' download link. When the file has downloaded, shove a blank, formatted floppy in and run the file to create the boot disk. Then shove it in your ME system and boot from it.

#3 jgweed

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:07 AM

Did you try opening the recycle bin, restoring the files from there, then booting into Safe Mode?
Regards,
John
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