Windows® 98 Repair Installation
How does repair installation help in fixing boot problems in Windows® 98 operating system?
Sometimes, we may face some problems in working of Windows® 98. Every time we cannot format the computers because we usually store a lot of data as well as information on various things in our computers. Losing them can cause severe problems. Usually, the most common problem faced in Windows® 98 is booting problem. When this problem occurs the computer fails to start properly even if the hardware is found to be okay. Repair installation can help in overcoming such issues.
The following points will provide a better understanding of repair installation in Windows® 98 operating system:
- Method to fix booting problems
- Instructions for Windows® 98 repair installation
- Things to take care after repair installation
Method to fix booting problems
The first method of recovering boot problem is startup disk. There are some steps that need to be followed for startup disk method. At first, three files need to be copied from a running Window® 98 configured system to a floppy disk; these files are ‘Boot.ini’, ‘NTLDR’, and ‘Ntdetect.com’. Now, the floppy disk has to be inserted to the computer with boot problems. Then reboot should be done. At the time of booting from Windows® 98 startup disk, the computer will import the active partition and boot files on hard disk and attempt to start Windows® 98 normally.
Instructions for Windows® 98 repair installation
There are some steps which need to be followed at the time of repair installation of Windows® 98. At first, the disk of Windows® 98 needs to be inserted. After that a window will show various options like install Windows®, repair Windows® 98, etc. If one wants to install operating system then the first option should be selected and if one wants to repair any pre-installed version of Windows® 98 then the repair option should be followed. In order to repair Windows® 98 there is no extra option. It will take some time for repair installing Windows® 98. Then, there will be an option to select the disk location where the operating system will be installed. If anyone wants to make a new partition of hard disk then there will be an option for that and if the user wants to keep the previous partition then the field should be kept blank. After all these things the computer should be restarted.
Sometimes, after performing the repair installation of Windows® 98, the installed files of the device drivers get removed from the computer. Computer cannot run properly without devices drivers installed in it. So, the drivers should be installed in the computer immediately after repairing the Windows® 98. Also, there is a possibility of viruses creeping in to your computer secretly and hence, causing various problems in it. These problems cannot be solved always by just repairing the Windows® 98. You need to install good antivirus software.