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#1 KyRae

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:02 PM

Err! My computer is really screwed up, when I start it, it says "error loading atmsys.drv, re-install windows" I re-installed windows but it didn't even do anything. And now I can't get on Safe-Mode, I got rid of the "atmsys.drv" for a little bit and then when I restarted it, it said "error loading KERNEL., re-install windows". I AM SO CONFUSED! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I NEED TO GET ON THAT COMPUTER! <_<

Anyone who can help THANK YOU SO MUCH if it works! :blink:

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 11:09 PM

What is your operating system?
How are you reinstalling windows?
If you are not careful you will delete all your data by reinstalling your operating system.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:52 AM

:thumbsup: I'm so confused with this computer stuff!

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:20 AM

Don't panic!!
What is your operating system?
Windows 98, 98SE, or ME
What operating system disks do you have? Retail (bought from the store) Restore (come with your computer)

If you are running Windows XP your in the wrong forum, but that's OK we will get someone to move this thread or help you right here.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:26 AM

I have Windows 98... umm the disk things I have are the Windows 98 CD-ROM and the Boot Disk :thumbsup: I have no idea what I'm doing...

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:41 AM

...Now all it says is "Error Loading atmsys.drv, reinstall Windows", and shuts off. And I can't get into safe-mode because it says I have to load the new devices on normal windows and to restart the computer and not choose safe-mode.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:37 PM

We need to get into safe mode so we can edit the boot section of the system.ini file.

Hang tight I am putting together a step by step so you can understand it.

Edited by River_Rat, 29 August 2005 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:41 PM

Okie dokie, thanks! :thumbsup: I hope it'll work!

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:12 PM

OK
When you push the Start Button>Start Tapping the F8 key>When you get to the screen choose Safe Mode>Let windows load into Safe Mode>Then go to: Start>Run>(type) sysedit >Press Enter or OK

OK
You will see a bunch of little windows pop open, click on the one that reads C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI

OK, this is where the edit is going to take place.

If you see
system.drv=atmsys.drv
atm.system.drv=system.drv

I want you to click to the right of them and Backspace till they are gone.
Then
I want you to type system.drv=system.drv
Then look for shell=Explorer.exe Should be right above system.drv=system.drv
If you see shell= anything but Explorer.exe I want you to change it.

I want it to be like this:
shell=Explorer.exe
system.drv=system.drv

These should be the in the first 3 or 4 entries, there will be several other enties, but only one of these.
Then when you got it fixed then click the X and close it will ask if you want to save changes click Yes.

Let me know if you don't understand.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:19 PM

When I clicked safe mode, it goes to safe mode but there's no start button or anything, it says "Windows cannot detect & install your devices while it is running in safe mode. To detect & install your devices, restart windows and don't choose safe mode." :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:22 PM

Nevermind... :thumbsup: Umm, I'll try what you told me to do.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:26 PM

It worked! Thanks! Anything else I need to do?

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:35 PM

WOW! :thumbsup: Now my screen is like messed up... theres like lines of "static".

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:48 PM

This shouldn't have done anything to the screen.
You may need to go to the Device Manager and remove the Video Adapter and restart to let Windows reload the drivers.

Right Click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager>Click the + by Display Adapter>Right Click the Adapter>Remove or Uninstall>Restart and windows will reload the driver from the driver cache

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 02:12 PM

It asks for a disk and I don't have the disk that it wants.




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