laptop does not working

  ictlighthouse 13:10 30 May 2006

i have got an old laptop with window 98. when i turn it on does not seems to work. error msg
starting window 98....
warning: the system configuration manager failed to run. some of your real-mode device drivers may not initialize properly.
help !!!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:29 30 May 2006

1. Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu.
2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type cd\windows\command, and then press ENTER. Where windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.

3. At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER.
4. 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.

5. When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer.

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