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When you start your computer, or after you have installed a new program or new hardware, or attempt to upgrade your Windows 98-based computer to Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition (Me), you may receive an error message that is similar to either of the following error messages:
This issue can occur if your system registry has been damaged, or your system files have been damaged.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Restore Your Registry to an Earlier VersionFor additional information about how to restore your registry to an earlier version, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/221512/EN-US/ )How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
Reinstall Windows 98 to a New FolderFor additional information about how to install Windows 98 to a new folder, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193902/EN-US/ )How to Install Windows 98 Into a New Folder