posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 03:14 PM
The MS-Dos way. 8P
In the case of 95 and 98, simply reboot into Dos mode(not the Dos emulation window). Enter 'C:', hit enter to root your C drive, then 'CD
Windows', enter to get into the windows folder. Finally 'Dir/w/ah Te*.*' This should pull up Temp and Temporary Internet Files(Temp~x where x is a
number if lfn are not being used). 'Deltree Te*.*' This should wipe both out. If not, simply cd into the remaining folder, 'dir/w/ah', to see
any remaining hidden files, you can now 'attrib -r-a-s-h' to remove readonly,archive,system, and hidden attributes. 'cd..' to get back to where
you were. Try 'Deltree Te*.*' again.
This can also be useful for certain files that can be stubborn, such as a win32 virus whose file name you know, since the anti-virus was able to
detect it but could not delete or store it somewhere, yet luckily logged the filename.
An undocumented tip that may remove booting headaches for 95/98. If your computer is not booting up and complains that the operating system is
missing, simply insert a boot disk(with the dos command files stashed on it), reboot with the disk in drive. 'c:' , 'path=c:\;a:\' , 'fdisk
/mbr' should get ya on your way. Root C,hit enter,set path for c and a, enter, then.....
fdisk /mbr hit enter. The last command will replace your "Master Boot Record" . If that fails, then reboot, 'c:' , 'path=c:\;a:\' , "sys a:
c:". The last command here will copy the system files from your floppy to C drive's root, then activate them. Remove disk, reboot, have a nice day.
Hope this helps....