Originally Posted by crittermom
The IBM, I deleted some games and stupid stuff from the desk top.There was one that was for AOL screen names---when I deleted it,that's when the thing messed up.It keeps saying when you turn it off and then back on "windows is running in MS-DOS". what is that?
(Oh, I sent them to the recycle bin and tried to clear it out)
I have a Windows XP CD. I tried installing it on both of them.The IBM, told me there wasn't enough memory and the Compaq said something like "the files were not found".
I am at a loss here.With my Dell, all I do is call them and they either come out and fix it, or walk me through it if it's simple.I have no idea about these computers though.
I think I will ask my BIL to take a look at them when he comes in next week, if I can't get the darn things fixed.
Thank you for all your help by the way.If you can think of anything I can do to save them, PLEASE let me know!!!!
Your IBM computer is too old for XP installation. There is either not enough disk space or not enough physical memory to run the program. However, if you have Win 98 disc, it should still work just fine. However, I would not use it because MS has stopped support for it. So no security patches and you are vulnerable to attacks.
It is probably running in safe mode. I am suspecting the deleted AOL file might have something to do with it. It has been a while, a long while, since I played with 98. I don't know if they have a system restore feature. I just found an article, read #4
and see if it helps you out.
When does "file not found" appear? Right at installation?
The computers are still good, but just need re-installation of the operation system. You might not be able to do much, word processing, email, browsing, but it should still work.