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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Fry Guy, Jan 6, 2004.

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  1. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2004
    I cannot run the Windows 98 Operating System;
    I need help with an error message that reads:

    "The MSVCRT.DLL File is linked to missing export NTDLL.DLL:RTLGetNTVersionNumbers"

    I was following the instructions posted here:

    I was able to eliminate the "error loading explorer.exe"
    by following Rog's post on 01-04-2003 03:00 AM.

    However, when I get to the Windows File Manager,
    I receive "out of memory" warning when I try to run
    the regedit.

    Also, when I reboot to a prompt, I cannot enter: c:\windows\options\cabs\setup.exe

    Fry Guy
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  3. Deke40


    Jun 27, 2002

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  4. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2004
    Please explain, in detail, how to "extract from a Win98_63.cab using SFC;"
    I assume this would be from the Microsoft Windows Second Edition CD.

    I have an Macintosh iBook, with no Floppy Drive, so the "extract from Win98_63.cab using SFC" appears to be the only viable solution.

    Fry Guy
  5. Deke40


    Jun 27, 2002
    Did you try downloading the .dll from the link in my first post?

    When I need something from a .cab
    I go to Start/Find/Files and Folders/ in the "Name box" type *.cab--in the Containing
    text type notepad.exe--Look in [C:]. Just substitute what ever your are looking for
    in the the "Containing text box".

    You really don't need to know the cab number to extract a file but it lets me know if what I want is there.

    If you are on Windows 98...simply goto Start/Run/type in "sfc" minus the " " and click OK, that'll take you to the System File Checker. Put the dot in Extract one file from installation disk, then put the name of the file you want to extract in the long white box and click the START button right below it. That will take you to a page that wants to know where the cab files are.
    If the cabs are on the computer, they are likely in C:\windows\options\cabs
    and if you only have the CD, then it's in D:\Win98 or whatever your CD rom drive letter is.
    the next box wants to know where you want to extract the file to, like C:\windows\system

    You can also use the Cabview from the Windows Power Toys if you have it installed are download it from http://members.lycos.co.uk/Gording/cabview.html and then just restore it to where you want it on your hard drive.
  6. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2004
    I cannot boot into Windows 98 Safe Mode, or into Windows 98;
    therefore, I can't download files, since I cannot start Windows;
    this also means, I can't go into Start>Run> and enter-in info.
    I only have Internet access on my Macintosh iBook Laptop, I
    don't have a floppy drive to transfer from the iBook to my PC.

    The following is what happens when I boot my machine:
    1) Dell Computer Splash Screen
    2) Microsoft Windows 98 Splash Screen
    3) Microsoft ScanDisk Runs (Checks Drive C)
    4) ScanDisk detects invalid long filename (cannot fix)
    5) I enter OK to finish the ScanDisk
    6) The following message appears before booting 98:
    7) The MSVCRT.DLL file is linked
    to missing export NTDLL.DLL:RtGetNtVersionNumbers.
    8) I click OK and the File Manager is all that is on my screen.
    9) If I try to use "Run" from the "File Manager" the following
    message appears on screen:
    "Cannot Run Program_There is not enough memory to start
    the specified application. Quit one or more applications, and
    then try again."

    Windows 98 is installed on my PC and I also have the Microsoft
    Windows 98 2nd Edition CD on-hand.

    I don't know what the "CD drive letter" is, to enter into the prompts.
    I tried following the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 299296 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299296 without any success.

    This article, is the closest solution I found, so far, to answer my problem.

    If you look at the article, towards the very bottom, the instructions are
    as follows:

    Windows 98
    1) Restart the computer with the Windows 98 Startup disk.
    2) At the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup menu, type 1, and then press ENTER.
    3) Record the drive letter assigned to the CD or DVD-ROM drive.
    4) Type ext, and then press ENTER to start the Microsoft Extract Command Line Helper.
    5) At the Please enter the path to the Windows CAB files (a:): prompt, type drive:\win98 (where drive is the drive letter that you recorded in step 3), and then press ENTER.

    Note: Depending on your installation of Windows, the Windows .cab files may also be stored in the \Windows\Options\Cabs folder.

    6) At the Please enter the name(s) of the file(s) you want to extract: prompt, type msvcrt.dll, and then press ENTER.
    7) At the Please enter the path to extract to ('Enter' for current directory): prompt, type c:\windows\system, and then press ENTER.
    8) At the Is this okay? (y/n) prompt, type y, and then press ENTER to extract the file to the specified directory.
    9) Remove the Windows 98 Startup disk, and then restart the computer.

    My problem is with the first three (3) instructions: 1) I Restart but I have to hold down the control key in order to enter the Windows setup. 2) Here's where the fun begins. I have two (2) choices: 1. Boot from Hard Disk 2. Boot from CD-Rom. 3) Nowhere on the screen allows me to record the drive letter assigned to the CD or DVD-ROM drive. If I type 1 it immediatly launches Windows, which, like I said before, doesn't boot.

    Please advise me as to what I'm supposed to do. If I am to enter in info to extract the MSVCRT.dll file, from where should I begin? Do I attempt to extract from the CD-Rom or from the PC (C:\ Drive). I do not know how to extract from the CD-Rom, since I do not know which drive it is. I do not know how to extract from the PC (if it exist there at all) since I don't know what to enter into the prompts.

    Please help.
    Fry Guy
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