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Can not load cds

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by JUNKYJR, Dec 4, 2001.

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  1. JUNKYJR

    JUNKYJR Thread Starter

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    I run windows 98 and all of a sudden I cannot seem to load 90% of the cds. I have no problem loading music cd-roms but others are a problem. On the last cd I got the message " cannot find KEYCOARD.DLL, windows needs this file to run e:\cdsetup.exe". My computer uses E drive for cds. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Dan O

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    Welcome aboard, I see this is your first posting.

    That's really strange as the files KEYCOARD.DLL and cdsetup.exe are not standard Windows files nor could I really find any information about them on the Internet. I would reinstall Windows 98 into the same folder you currently have it installed.

    i.e., C:\Windows

    It will refresh Windows without affect your data files or other applications.
     
  3. JUNKYJR

    JUNKYJR Thread Starter

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    Thanks Dan for the reply Being totally illerate about computers how do I refresh windows
     
  4. Dan O

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    Boot with a Windows Startup diskette, insert your Windows 98 CD and run D:\SETUP. (D: being the CD-ROM drive letter, if it is not substitute the correct drive letter.)
     
  5. JUNKYJR

    JUNKYJR Thread Starter

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    Windows was preinstalled in the computer when I bought it
    The only disc I have is the master windows 98 visually disc????
     
  6. Dan O

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    You need a real Windows 98 CD or a restore CD. Call the vendor your purchased the PC from and ask them for one. If they don't offer one for free, ask if they would sell one for at a low cost.
     
  7. JUNKYJR

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    Thanks alot Dan Will do and I will thank you later again I'm sure Bob
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    JunkyJr, cdsetup.exe is not a Windows file and is left by some other program. It places an entry in your win.ini file which can be removed or prevented from running.

    Try this: go to start and run win.ini so that it opens in Notepad.

    Look at the load= and run= lines for a reference to cdsetup.exe and make the lines "empty" that is like:

    run=

    load=

    close the file and save when prompted. Reboot.

    If you want to see other threads where related problems have been resolved, click on the "search" tab at the top and enter cdsetup.exe as the key word and hit enter.
     
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