Windows won't load after uninstall MRU Blaster

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  1. parcheesie

    parcheesie Registered Member

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    After I installed MRU Blaster on my home computer, my icon for AOL would not work. Figuring there was a software conflict I went to settings and uninstalled MRU Blaster. Did a reboot, and as computer restarts, right after the Windows98 splash screen I get error message “Cannot find Win.com, unable to continue loading Windows”. Using my work computer I found instructions on MS Knowledge Base: I extracted Win.cnf from Cab file, deleted the win.com file that was corrupted, and renamed the extracted win.cnf to win.com. Now I have a different error message when I try to start computer “ Cannot find System.ini. You need to run Windows Setup again to install the file.” Can’t find anything relevant on MS Knowledge Base about this one. Anyone have a suggestion? I’m using boot disk to get system started and trying to reinstall Windows, and I keep getting these errors. I’m ready to switch to Linux if this keeps up. Thanks.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    In this case the easiest solution would probably be to restore a previous copy of the Registry:

    Go to Start > Shutdown, and choose "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode

    Type the following lines, each one followed by pressing 'enter'.

    cd\
    cd windows\command
    scanreg /restore (NOTE: there's a space following 'Scanreg' !)

    - Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.
    NOTE: A properly working registry has the word "Started" next to the date.
    - When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer.
     
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