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Mud Slide Slim

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Windows seems to boot, but...
« on: January 19, 2008, 01:52:08 PM »
 :P

I just got a hand-me-down Windows 98 machine for my kids.  I loaded a stupid VeggieTales game and now when the computer boots, all I get is the background/wallpaper.  All the FAQ and searching I have done on this site has just uncovered instructions that involve going through Start and Run, options I don't have.

Can I uninstall this program through DOS?  If so, how?  Help!  Much obliged.

dahlarbear



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    Re: Windows seems to boot, but...
    « Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 02:37:16 PM »
    Find out what still works.  Can you startup in "Safe Mode"?  (Tap the F8 key about once a second as the computer is starting up and then select "Safe Mode" from the startup menu that should appear.)

    Soviet_Genius

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    Re: Windows seems to boot, but...
    « Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 03:15:21 PM »
    If you can't boot into safe mode or get the same result, try pressing winkey+R. This is the keyboard shortcut for going to start and pressing run.

    Mud Slide Slim

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    Re: Windows seems to boot, but...
    « Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 05:50:59 PM »
    Oops.  I forgot to mention in the first place that Safe Mode gave me no relief.  It still acts like it's locked up in Safe Mode.  I have now tried (what I think is) the winkey + R with no success.  I assume the winkey is one of those down near the space bar next to ALT.

    Thanks for trying to help.  Any other ideas?

    Bones92



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    Re: Windows seems to boot, but...
    « Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 02:42:57 AM »
    The winkey is the button with the windows logo on it. Does Ctrl-Alt-Delete work?

    ale52



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      Re: Windows seems to boot, but...
      « Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 09:19:42 AM »
      If you can boot into DOS, then work your way to the C:\Windows\Command subdirectory.  Now type   scanreg /restore           That should give you a list of registry restore dates.  Choose one prior to the problem happening.

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