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  1. lotech

    lotech Thread Starter

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    I built my 6th or 7th system, second time using an Asus A7N-266VM MB 512pc2100, 80gig WD, XP2100 amd- Loaded with WIN98 then upgraded to ME. Having several lockups, under different circumstances, thought that Possible conflicts with periferals might exist so I rearranged some of the drives to different channels, but No Change. Well suspecting that it was a software issue, I fdisked and tried to start fresh with XP home addition, now I get missing or corrupt file BTDOSM.SYS not found- and not able to continue with installation. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks John
     
  2. Keano

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    if u have been using a boot disk? sounds like one of the files r corrupt: try this link for a little more info:
    http://www.techadvice.com/w98/S/Startup-Disk_w98.htm

    Has BTDOSM.SYS is a command normaly found on a bootable cd operating disc like XP or on a boot disc like one used with win 98
    hope it helps.
     
  3. Triple6

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    Try another stick of RAM.
     
  4. lotech

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    Thanks, Keano, I'm going to use the diagnostics disc for the drive and then try another boot disc to reinstall the OS. Let you know later how it works out. John
     
  5. gotrootdude

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    Sounds like ram to me...
     
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