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Old August 9th 04, 08:05 PM
des
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Default Windows 98 SE recovery

I have a Dell Dimension 4100 PC with windows 98se
operating system. I have had the PC for just over three
years. I have just had to reformat my hard drive, and on
trying to reinstall windows 98se from the supplied
recovery disc, I find I cannot as some files are missing
from the disc. I have contacted Dell but they do not want
to know. I have tried to contact Microsoft but my windows
98se ID has 29 digits/spaces and I can only enter 23
before the box stops me from entering any more.
Can anyone assist in either how I can recover windows
98se or contact Microsoft for assistance???
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Old August 9th 04, 09:08 PM
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Default Windows 98 SE recovery

I wish i could help but my problem is a little different I
misplaced my operational systems backup disc
-----Original Message-----
I have a Dell Dimension 4100 PC with windows 98se
operating system. I have had the PC for just over three
years. I have just had to reformat my hard drive, and on
trying to reinstall windows 98se from the supplied
recovery disc, I find I cannot as some files are missing
from the disc. I have contacted Dell but they do not want
to know. I have tried to contact Microsoft but my windows
98se ID has 29 digits/spaces and I can only enter 23
before the box stops me from entering any more.
Can anyone assist in either how I can recover windows
98se or contact Microsoft for assistance???
.

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Old August 9th 04, 09:42 PM
Greg
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Default Windows 98 SE recovery

The key code is in 5 parts and has 5 digets in each.
If you formatted the HD you can not recover, but at
the point where you are at you might be able to get
the code using your floppy start up disk not sure
though. I would try to get Ron Badour to help with
this. This might be worth a try.

At the A: prompt, type:
C:\Windows\Command\Find /N "ProductKey"
C:\Windows\System.dat
(Note: ProductKey must be typed in upper
and lower case letters as shown
and there is a space after: "Find"
after: "/N" and after: "ProductKey"

-----Original Message-----
I wish i could help but my problem is a little different

I
misplaced my operational systems backup disc
-----Original Message-----
I have a Dell Dimension 4100 PC with windows 98se
operating system. I have had the PC for just over three
years. I have just had to reformat my hard drive, and on
trying to reinstall windows 98se from the supplied
recovery disc, I find I cannot as some files are missing
from the disc. I have contacted Dell but they do not

want
to know. I have tried to contact Microsoft but my

windows
98se ID has 29 digits/spaces and I can only enter 23
before the box stops me from entering any more.
Can anyone assist in either how I can recover windows
98se or contact Microsoft for assistance???
.

.

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Old August 9th 04, 11:51 PM
Ron Badour
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Default Windows 98 SE recovery

I have done the procedure on Dells dozens of times; however, you do not
provide enough details for me to figure out what is going wrong.

Follow the instructions here and if you still have problems, post back with
specific details:

http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/w98_restore.html


--
Regards

Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
Tips: http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo

"des" wrote in message
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I have a Dell Dimension 4100 PC with windows 98se
operating system. I have had the PC for just over three
years. I have just had to reformat my hard drive, and on
trying to reinstall windows 98se from the supplied
recovery disc, I find I cannot as some files are missing
from the disc. I have contacted Dell but they do not want
to know. I have tried to contact Microsoft but my windows
98se ID has 29 digits/spaces and I can only enter 23
before the box stops me from entering any more.
Can anyone assist in either how I can recover windows
98se or contact Microsoft for assistance???



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Old August 12th 04, 10:57 PM
Paul
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Default Windows 98 SE recovery

Hi,

Your best option is to use a non-recover disk. Use a
normall installion disk and itstall a fresh copy of
windows. Recover disks are useless! If you would like
further assistance please don't hesitate to email me
), even if it's as simple
as 'step by step' instructions.
Good luck,

Paul

-----Original Message-----
I have a Dell Dimension 4100 PC with windows 98se
operating system. I have had the PC for just over three
years. I have just had to reformat my hard drive, and on
trying to reinstall windows 98se from the supplied
recovery disc, I find I cannot as some files are missing
from the disc. I have contacted Dell but they do not

want
to know. I have tried to contact Microsoft but my

windows
98se ID has 29 digits/spaces and I can only enter 23
before the box stops me from entering any more.
Can anyone assist in either how I can recover windows
98se or contact Microsoft for assistance???
.

 




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