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So I got a Packard Bell Spirit 800 RF off my grandad cos he was upgrading and saw no use in it - sadly i have minimal documentation/discs etc.
The first mistake i made was to DOS hack and accidentally format the disk erasing everything. Since, I have had to either 'SmartRestore' or reinstall windows, generally eradicating all the s#!t on my HD.
Then, I tried to take the drivers that my Laptop with XP was using to run my iPod and crack 'em on the desktop - 98SE was having none of it and i had to wipe re-install my entire system. Then the sound card wasnt working but 'worked properly' when i got it back to 'normal'. ANYWAY:
Okay, so, I have my Physics Coursework on it now - and only an actual paper copy of it not on any computer anywhere. I deleted VMM32.vxd and all the things that were assosciated with the sound card (ntkern etc) to try and reinstall it and get it working again - i didnt realise at the time that VMM32 was an archive vxd. Then it was required to start windows when i reebooted - obviously i didnt have it! I obviously cant download a new one. I got a random system *.vxd off my laptop, put it on a floppy and renamed it to VMM32.vxd but that was never going to work - if i start up my pc without any floppy now it goes straight to the oh-so-cliche "It Is Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer" screen.
Now when i tried to reinstall Win98SE (The only way of doing this with my computer is to put in a reinstall floppy, and 3 CDs - i think it may have been some sorta package or some crap) it got to the point where it was extracting MSTOOL.exe and TOOLS.exe and they both failed (never happened before). I got DOGLUE.exe off the floppy and copied it again twice - renamed 'em to MSTOOL.exe and TOOLS.exe and tried again (to fool the pc so i could at least start up). No hope.
I think i am well and truly fxcked - I CANNOT delete what's on my hard drive so i need help - any downloads for the real MSTOOL.exe or TOOLS.exe would help (maybe) Or any other solutions????
And my coursework is in on Tuesday!
<font face="times new roman" size=8pt>HELP PLEASE?!
Make: Packard Bell NEC
Model: Spirt 800 RF
MProcessor: Pentium III 800MHz
20GB UDMA-66 HDD
Sound Chip: 128 Voices Sound Stereo
Also, if you think you can help with any of the other issues i have outlined please don't hesitate to post - it's urgent!!