Anyone running Windows 98, 98/SE or ME should have a startup (floppy) disk.
You can easily make one from Windows.
Just format a floppy disk and tell windows to make it bootable.
Then add to it the programs you need like scanreg.exe.
I already have one you can download if you like. Easier than trying to re-invent the wheel.
It's actually my custom Windows ME boot disk, but that's OK. The only difference is that ME will FDISK and Format a much larger hard drive than 98/SE will. This disk will allow you to run Scanreg /restore right from a menu selection. Nothing for you to type. OK?
Just go to My Download site
and download "wnMEboot.exe" and save it to your desktop. Put a blank floppy disk in your A: drive and then run the file you've just downloaded.
The program will run and build for you a copy of my own Custom Windows ME boot disk.
I've tried to make this process as simple as possible to keep me from having to mail disks all over the world.
Please give it a try and let me know if you have any problems.
Then boot up your system with your newly created boot disk, run item #6 from the menu and follow the on-screen instructions to pick the day you want to back up to.
There are also three other options there you may want to use before you exit that disk.
Run scandisk, (item #4).
Then run item #7 to remove Wmiexe.exe....a totally redundant program that runs automaticly on your PC and does NOthing for you.
Then run item #8 to clean out all the temp files, etc on your Hard drive.
When the operation is completed, remove the boot disk and restart your system. Things shoudl be working better for you.
OH, by the way, battery backup systems sell for as little as $39 usd. You should definitely get one.
I live here in FL., the lightning capital of the western hemisphere and UPS's are not even an Option here.
They are Mandatory.
I lost an internal modem last week to a lightning strike that got through two levels of professional surge protection. But, my computer kept right on humming, running on my APC 500w UPS.
Sorry, I didn't mean for this to run so long.
Have a nice day now, Y'hear?
Edited by The Shadow, 14 May 2006 - 10:55 AM.