PsycoUnc, on Jun 11 2005, 02:35 AM, said:
-MDGx, when you remove files from 98se2me, how do we restore the orig win98se files properly? -just copy them back, or do we need to Register/un-Register? Perhaps, when you do this, you could automate the process for us?
Or would that get a little messy...
I've also added this guide to READ1ST.TXT, under the "FAQ" chapter:
How to restore original Windows 98 SE system files manually:
1. If you have made a backup of your original OS into C:\W98SEOLD when you ran
98SE2ME.PIF for the 1st time, search for the file(s) you want to restore by
running a File Search with the C:\W98SEOLD folder highlighted from within File
Manager [FM = %windir%\WINFILE.EXE].
2. If you have not made the C:\W98SEOLD backup and if replaced system files
you wish to restore are of SAME version/build as the ones from Windows 98 SE
setup CD CABs, create a DOS mode BATch file using Notepad or better plain text
editor/viewer and name it EXTR98.BAT [example]:
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
IF NOT EXIST C:\TEMP\NUL MD C:\TEMP>NUL
EXTRACT/Y /A D:\WIN98\BASE4.CAB %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\PRECOPY1.CAB %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\PRECOPY2.CAB %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
------End cut & paste here------
and then run EXTR98.BAT followed by exact file name or use DOS wildcards [*.*]
to extract multiple files at once. All files will be extracted into C:\TEMP in
More info here:
Make sure you replace D drive letter and/or WIN98 folder name above if your
CAB files are located somewhere else. You can also modify all C:\TEMP
instances to point to any other valid location.
3. If you have not made the C:\W98SEOLD backup and if replaced system files
you wish to restore are NEWER than the ones from Windows 98 SE setup CD CABs:
A. (re)install Gape's Windows 98 SE Service Pack (SP):
B. OR install desired files separately from appropriate Windows 98 SE patches:
Most system files into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS] or %windir%\SYSTEM MUST
be replaced ONLY from native MS-DOS mode.
How to exit/reboot into native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode:
A. by holding down Shift + F5 at the same time during BIOS boot POST (Power On
Self Test) sequence.
B. OR by scrolling down using the down arrow to the "Command prompt only"
option and then pressing Enter from the Windows 98 Startup Menu:
C. OR from a Windows 98 SE Emergency/Bootup/Startup floppy/CD/DVD/USB/external
Copy back the files to their appropriate locations: %windir% [usually
C:\WINDOWS], %windir%\SYSTEM, %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS etc.
Run WIN or reboot one last time.
To learn which system files must be registered using the REGSVR32 command,
open C:\9!M\2G.INF into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer and look at
the REGSVR32.EXE lines.
Then run this command from within Windows to register a system DLL or OCX
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32 /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WHATEVER.DLL
If the respective REGSVR32 line you found inside 2G.INF contains the /I
switch, then run [example]:
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32 /I /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WHATEVER.DLL
Make sure you replace WHATEVER.DLL with appropriate file name AND extension.
Hope this helps.