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Old 08-15-2005, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm using windows 98 se..

Basically, I can't get into windows either in regular or safe mode. When I run scan disk in DOS, I get an 'invalid long file name entry' which it is unable to fix from DOS. I'm sure this is not an uncommon problem. Does anyone have a solution besides reformatting the harddrive....

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Does it give you a specific file name, or anything else in the error message?


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Old 08-15-2005, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no, just says to run scandisk in windows 98, but obviously I can't get into windows 98...
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got one of them once when I was in my cache and cookies it's a file with over 250 characters for a name (I think don't hold me on that). As for a solution not sure depends on what the file is and what you want to do with it.

deleat it in dos or remain it?
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<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"> <input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value=\"Search TF before you post!\"></form>
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think I probably just need to delete it. but the problem is finding it.
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