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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Getting Your System Back on Its Feet with System Recovery

Despite your best maintenance efforts, your system may crash hard enough that a simple recovery becomes impossible. In that case, you have no alternative but to format (or replace) your hard drive and start from scratch. However, that doesn't mean you have to laboriously reinstall Windows 98 and your applications. With some advance planning, you can use the new System Recovery utility to both reinstall Windows 98 and return your hard drive to its pre-crash state.

System Recovery consists of three pieces:

PCRESTOR.BAT: After you format your hard drive, you boot from your startup disk and ...

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