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bluebell

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After formatting, as the computer is loading with the bootdisk the following appears...

Bad or missing C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS error in Config.sys line 3

Bad or missing C:|Windows\IFSHLP.SYS error in Config.sys line4

A:\>C|Windows|Smartdrv.exe/X

How do I correct this? Please help, for I'm new to this and apparently not doing to well.

Thanks!
 
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Are you using a floppy bootdisk?
The lines in your config.sys file are trying to load up files from the C: drive instead of from the A:

I could go into how to edit the files but it would probably be easier just to point you to a place to make a new bootdisk. :)

Like here: http://www.bootdisk.com/original.htm

Use the Windows 98 SE OEM version. It will ask you to insert a floppy and then create the disk for you.

Copy Smartdrv.exe from your current disk to the new one and make sure you run it before trying to install Windows 2000/Me/XP.

A:\Smartdrv <enter>
 

bluebell

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Thank you for the help. I downloaded the bootdisk you suggested and now......this

Bad or missing HIMEM.SYS line 21
Bad or missing RAMDRIVE.sys line 31

Warning-high memory not available. Additional low memory will be used instead.

Bad command or file name
Path not found-:\Command.com
File not found-extract.exe
File not found-readme.txt

Please insert Windows 98 Startup Disk 2 (I don't have this?)

Help! I'm lost. :)
 
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Hi bluebell,

Just downloaded the win 98 SE OEM version and tried it out myself. Works just fine.

Are you sure you didn't download the Custom version my mistake?

Try downloading it again. Or use the the Win 98 OEM version on the same page. I tried that one too. :)

Make sure it's the OEM version.

Let me know how it turns out.

Also, what are your system stats?
cpu, ram, harddrives, cdrom, cdrw, dvd, video, sound, etc..
What Windows version are you planning on installing?
 

bluebell

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Hi,

I really appreciate your help with this. I did use the right bootdisk and that is the message I received. I attached the info that came with the computer and an invoice that states what has been added. I loaned the Packard Bell computer and when it was returned I had a none working computer. I'm trying to install Windows 98. Hope this info is of some help.

Thanks so much, bluebell
 

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Did you just save the file to the floppy disk? If so, you can't do that, you MUST expand it to the floppy disk by double clicking on it.......also, be sure the bios is set to boot to the floppy disk first.
 
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If you are recieving an error that says Bad or missing file. Then you may have a bad floppy disk. Try a new one as a sector of the floppy may be bad.
 

bluebell

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Hi,

Thanks for your help, I made a new bootdisk and everything was going well until I started installing WIN98. I now receive this message...Window's 98 requires a computer with 66 MHz or faster processor. What now?? :(

Info for this computer is as follows:

Packard Bell Legend 2075 MT MM
Microprocessor CPU-486-DX2
Speed- 66MHz
RAM-Originally 8, 8 more was added

Again, I would appreciate any help! :)

Thanks, Bluebell
 
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Unfortunately it looks like you are going tohave to upgrade your PC. And Personally i think you will be much much happier for doing so. The Win 98 Os requires this speed so theres nothing you can do to defeat this however, you may be able to install Win 95.
 
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Wow. I haven't worked with a 486 machine in several years..

Is this a secondary machine you're trying to resurrect for a young one?

I don't believe Win98 will work with a PC that old. You could try Windows 95 if you can get your hands on a copy. Microsoft no longer supports Windows 95 though.

As matrikx said, it would probably be more cost and time effective to get a newer machine. Even a used one from ebay..


:(
 

bluebell

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Hi,

Thanks to all of you for your help.

Originally the PB had WINS 95, but when it was returned to me it had no OS. I was able to install WINS 98 on it last week, but it was so slow. I re-partitioned it and now I'm not able to even install WINS 98.

Your right, my aim is to fix it for my child. My computer's OS is WINS XP and I love it.

Again, thanks for your help and I'll try the WINS 95.

bluebell :D
 

bluebell

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Hi,

I was able to install WINS 95 and thought my problems were solved....not so!

When I try to install Microsoft Works I receive the following error message...Cannot find the file D: setup (for one of it's components). Make sure the path and filemane are correct and that all required libraries are available. Or, I have received this message...Setup was unable to find SHARE.EXE on your system. It is required to run this application. Please fix your system and rerun Setup.

I would love to fix this system, but have no idea how to solve this problem. Help, again!

Thanks, bluebell :)
 

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Start button, run, then type sysedit and hit ok....

go to the autoexec.bat tab and add this line......save changes, reboot and try again.


LH SHARE.EXE /L:500 /F:5100
 
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