GET IT OFF NOW!!!

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GRRRRRRRRRRRRR windows 2k has been nothing but one problem after another. My joystick drivers wont work on it, looks like im stuck with a $100 stick. About $200 worth of games wont work on it. I had to spend a bunch of time to find out how to get on the net beacause i had MSN for win98 and that program wouldnt run on 2k. Now other games crash too much, mech warrior 4, sim city 3000, and others crash too much. I have everything fully updated, bios, windose it self and all the games. Now i want to get this damn OS off and put back windows 98. I tried to run the regular setup program for win98 on win 2k. It told me win 2k couldnt run that program. So i just to setup it up in Dos mode. I was at the command prompt and got to the D: which is my CD rom drive. Typed setup and it started to run, but then it gave me a funny error. It said W98setup caused a General Protection Fault in module User.ExE at 0001:679a. I was just wondering how i could just get windows 2k off and have win98 on only. I was going to do a dual boot, but i would have to re partition my drive and format it. I cant do that because i have many important files and i have to way to back them all up. What can i do?????


Thanks, mech warrior
 
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I don't think you can install win98 on top of win2k. It just wont let you. You will need to format the drive and clean install win98 anyway, if you want 98. So I suggest you back up all your work on CD-R's and start fresh.
hope this helps
 
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Yep, it will be very hard to install Win98 again after Win2k and keep everything installed. Best case scenario would be keeping only data files, but as for installed programs, they will probably need to be re-installed. I find it strange that you got a User.exe error in DOS when installing Win98, as this would lead me to believe that a problem is present somewhere with your hardware setup, and this is causing Win2k to crash. If you are really worried about losing data, then buy another hard disk, they are very cheap now. Secondly, Win2k has never been touted from anyone, even Microsoft, as a gaming OS, just some compatibility updates to allow some games to run, but Win2k does not run games well, probably never will, this is why Microsoft is feverously working on the next OS, they want Win98, WinME, and Win2k gone from systems, soon.
 

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I'm not sure if this will cause you to lose the data on your drive, so try at your own risk!! Win2k changes the master boot record of your hard drive and you need to restore it before putting win98 back on your machine. I think (and I emphasize think!) the command is "fdisk /mbr restore" or "fdisk /mbr" from the dos prompt using a win98 boot disk. I think I did this without data loss, but I'm not sure. It was a long time ago.
 

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Use a win98SE boot disk and when you install windows 98 it will say can not find ntdlr, dont worry boot with your disk and then at the A:\> type in (without quotes) "sys c:" this will change your system to a normal windows boot.


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