If you have corrupted your kernel ,, format may be your only resolve..
You could try running the win98 cd again,, performing an install and maintaining all files,, that or use the startup disk and correct the corruption,,
or,,, FDISK and start fresh,, which by this point I would do to save on issues down the road,
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