|... do you have a windows 98se bootup floppy?|
... if you have a blank one you can create one by downloading from here (click>) Windows 98 SE OEM, once downloaded and saved to your harddrive right click onto "boot98se.exe" and it should begin to extract and create the bootup floppy.
... once created insert into laptop floppy drive and restart, it should then bootup in "dos"
... once booted up to A:\>
... type C: [press enter]
... next (type) cd\windows\command [press enter]
... next (type) scanreg /restore [press enter]
... (space before / ) select the oldest date using "arrow keys" [press enter]
... *Note before trying these steps please ask daughter when was the last time she used the machine and was it "ok" on the selected date?
... depending on its age and how long the laptop cmos battery was changed last, might also be worth asking
... if you do'nt want to spend anything just go ahead and try the
... remove floppy then restart
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