AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!


H

Heed

I stupidly upgraded to IE6, then to compound the stupidity I attempted to
upgrade my good ol' Win98 to Win98SE with the ultimate goal of then
upgrading to WinXP. Now I'm sure you'll agree that's a lot of upgrading.

Well, let's see where I am now.....

Win98SE errored out and would not upgrade me, but it was nice enough to
nuke my Norton AV, and that won't even re-install.

Ah but that's not all....

I find I suddenly can't delete anything, any attempt to do so crashes
Windows!

Still there's more.....

I said to myself "Why not do a registry restore!" I dazzled myself with my
own insight and brilliance. Start/shut down/restart in MS-DOS
mode/enter.....

Blue Screen of Death!

"Hmmm" I said to myself (at this point I was talking to myself quite a
bit...oh and drinking pretty heavily too) anyway where was I...oh yes,
"Hmmm" I said to myself, perhaps if I booted from the floppy I can get into
DOS from there." Dig through dozens and dozens of floppies I find the
startup disc, pop it in and restart the computer.

Boots right up into Windows, I might as well have stuck the floppy up my
nose for all the good it did.

Check the floppy and sure enough the startup files are on there. Open the
floppy and all seems right. Power down the whole PC. Have another drink.
Power it up and sure enough it boots right into Windows again!!!

Curse the day Bill Gates was born, have 2 more drinks then stare vacantly
at the monitor for an hour or 2. Go outside in the yard and take out my
frustration on several unfortunate slugs that happened to be oozing around
out there. Have another drink.

Ahh...upgrading....when will I ever learn?

Now I have limited use of the PC so long as I don't attempt to delete
anything, oh and by the way any attempt to "right-click" on anything to get
to the shell menu.....let's just say that that's a bad thing at this point.

So I'm sending this little e-mail out to you guys as you are very
knowledgeable where these things are concerned. My question basically
is...How many feet do I have to drop this evil thing to make sure it never
ever does this to anyone again?

I'll be anxiously awaiting any comments, if I can keep the newreader
working till then I may actually read them too...

Heed


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J

Jym

That's a good one ! You have already done all the self ragging , so that is
out of the way. You can upgrade to XP ( of course you have the retail XP
upgrade disk ) , without installing Win 98 or Win 98SE. Since you are having
major problem with your Win 98/98SE setup right now I wouldn't recommend
install over them. The problem is that you will lose everything on the disk
right now , so back up what you want , boot to the XP disk .
Run the XP upgrade Adviser on the front part of the disk . Follow
recommendations and disconnect everything except mouse , keyboard and
monitor . During the XP install you will be prompted to install a Win 98
disk for verification for upgrade , do this and remove when prompted. Good
Luck. Jym
 
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K

Kenny

backup your files and do a clean install of XP.

Forget about upgrades....

--
--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
_____________
Kenny S
foksot2004 at hotmail.com
www.computerboom.net
Heed said:
I stupidly upgraded to IE6, then to compound the stupidity I attempted to
upgrade my good ol' Win98 to Win98SE with the ultimate goal of then
upgrading to WinXP. Now I'm sure you'll agree that's a lot of upgrading.

Well, let's see where I am now.....

Win98SE errored out and would not upgrade me, but it was nice enough to
nuke my Norton AV, and that won't even re-install.

Ah but that's not all....

I find I suddenly can't delete anything, any attempt to do so crashes
Windows!

Still there's more.....

I said to myself "Why not do a registry restore!" I dazzled myself with my
own insight and brilliance. Start/shut down/restart in MS-DOS
mode/enter.....

Blue Screen of Death!

"Hmmm" I said to myself (at this point I was talking to myself quite a
bit...oh and drinking pretty heavily too) anyway where was I...oh yes,
"Hmmm" I said to myself, perhaps if I booted from the floppy I can get into
DOS from there." Dig through dozens and dozens of floppies I find the
startup disc, pop it in and restart the computer.

Boots right up into Windows, I might as well have stuck the floppy up my
nose for all the good it did.

Check the floppy and sure enough the startup files are on there. Open the
floppy and all seems right. Power down the whole PC. Have another drink.
Power it up and sure enough it boots right into Windows again!!!

Curse the day Bill Gates was born, have 2 more drinks then stare vacantly
at the monitor for an hour or 2. Go outside in the yard and take out my
frustration on several unfortunate slugs that happened to be oozing around
out there. Have another drink.

Ahh...upgrading....when will I ever learn?

Now I have limited use of the PC so long as I don't attempt to delete
anything, oh and by the way any attempt to "right-click" on anything to get
to the shell menu.....let's just say that that's a bad thing at this point.

So I'm sending this little e-mail out to you guys as you are very
knowledgeable where these things are concerned. My question basically
is...How many feet do I have to drop this evil thing to make sure it never
ever does this to anyone again?

I'll be anxiously awaiting any comments, if I can keep the newreader
working till then I may actually read them too...

Heed


--
Remember the primary rules of USENET:
1. Nobody owes you anything.
2. Don't spam.
3. Nobody owes you anything.
4. You get more results by being nice than by being rude.
5. Nobody owes you anything.
6. Search for answers yourself before asking for help.
7. Nobody owes you anything.
8. Don't post off-topic.
9. Nobody owes you anything.
10. See rule no. 1.
backup your files and do a clean install of XP.

Forget about upgrades....

--
--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
_____________
Kenny S
foksot2004 at hotmail.com
www.computerboom.net
 

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