I got some errors while defragmenting my HD with NOrtun Utilities.
My system is overclocked PIII450@540, i tried this setting cause it seemed faster in 3d games than @558, but like this my pci is @40, so when i restart it, now it will always crash while loading windows98
i can boot into dos and i can see that my swap file is gone from the root directory
how can i get it back to work again?
can i copy a swap file from another system?
Scandisk doesnt report any error, i also underclocked to the default speed (450) and is the same...
I used scandisk and no errors, it just crash while loading windows
I agree with Pduck, you have to reload windows. Also, remember that OCing the FSB also OCs the IDE/ATA buss unless specific and explicit measures are taken, which may not even be available on a given system. The HARD lesson, manipulation of systems level data should be done at default values. I too have lost whole weekends reloading OSes and drivers onto such systems.
Hey thaks a lot guys.
I also think is the only way. (reinstal windows), i just wanted to be sure cause as u all know, is so boring to do that, and also lose all the updates.
What is the higher safest pci frequency i can use?
Well you were at 40Mhz, but have you had any problem before you defragmented. If not then I would say keep it at either 38 or 40 and just don't defragment again. Your drive will most likely never have a read error, only write.
An idea might be to install everything at 33Mhz and then turn it up once everything is written. If you got a write error then it would only touch your swap file - hence easy to reboot .