> Excuse me! Restoring Win 98 does NOT involve a format of the HD, or loss
> data. In most instances you can install from Windows/Options/Cabs by
> the setup.exe file, but in some instances you have to use the Win98 CD. In
> either case you don't lose your data or applications, since Win98 installs
> over the top of the original installation.
> I done it dozens of times, to my own hardware and other peoples' hardware.
> You lose nothing. It takes about 28 minutes.
You might be right but I can't get to a prompt where I can install or
re-install windows so I would prefer to fix this problem if possible rather
than format my hard drive which at the moment is the only option: I did
manage to get half-way to an F5 start but it gav me an error message and
then on the next line said Wi_ with the underline being a blinking cursor
with no further action. (The clicking and buzzing did start all over again
at that point.) There arent any cab files on the hard drive. Can I go to a
dos prompt from a floppy start and then run simple setup from there?
I didn't think windows setup (setting up over an existing installation)
could be run from a dos prompt which is why I was here asking this question.
Did I get it wrong?