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My pavilion 4445 computer will not boot up .it has error messages that say registry or configuration error. or cannot find win.com. it says to choose command prompt only and run scanrec.but,it wont let me past that point.it keeps saying missing or corrupted file for c:windowsdblbuff.sys -and c:windowsifshlp.sys -andc:windowshimem.sys. it was working fine,but would not let me get on line. i disconnected it and hooked up my old ibm and checked my e-mails. i hooked the hp,(pavilion) back up a


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It sounds like maybe some malware got into your computer and messed up Win 98 really bad. If you have the OEM disc try and re-install the OS. But you will probably find that Win 98 will not have all the drivers for your computer. It always came up short in that department. And you will find very little on line support for Win 98. It's been obsolete for years. It sounds like this would be a good time to migrate to a more modern OS. Go online and Google Linux. You can get a number of Linux based operating systems for FREE! Ubuntu is supposed to be a good one. It may take a little time to learn to use it but I feel for the price it is worth the effort. Over the years it has become more user friendly. It has it's own applications and should have all the drivers for your hardware. It also is not vulnerable to all of the Windows malware that is out there. So for someone on a tight budget it seems like a good option. While this is not a solution to your immediate problem it is something to consider.
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