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Startup Disk 2?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Brenna, Dec 25, 2001.

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  1. Brenna

    Brenna Thread Starter

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    I have reformated and got as far as start computer with cdrom support....
    Then it runs thru some things, and says

    path not found

    command.com
    extract.exe
    readme.txt

    Please instert Windows 98 startup disk 2

    When I made my startup disk..it only made 1. Was there a part 2 I missed?

    Thanks so much!
     
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  3. Brenna

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    Hmmmmm......

    Now I get

    The following file is missing or corrupt
    Himem.sys

    There is an error in your config.sys file line 9

    The following file is missing or corrupt oakcdrom

    there is an error on your config.sys file line 10

    the following file is missing or corrupt command.com
    type the name of the command.com interpreter


    Thanks for you help all!!

    Brenna
     
  4. Brenna

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    Weeeeeeeeeeee I'm on a roll here!!


    Fixed above...now I get

    the following file is missing or corrupt himem.sys
    there is an error in your config.sys file line 1


    when I go to edit config.sys

    it locks up on me :(

    Coffee anyone!???
     
  5. Bryan

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    Are you sure it's trying to boot from the boot diskette in the A:\ drive? It sounds like it's trying to boot to the harddrive.

    If you power the PC down, insert the W98 boot diskette and power the PC back on, what's the first screen that appears? Is it a menu with 3 options or do you just see a C:\> prompt?
     
  6. Brenna

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    Oh Thank You!!

    It gives me the 3 choices to boot with cdrom support, without and I forget the 3rd.

    I did find the the same error in another post in the mean time, but it didnt go far enough, it just ended without a solution to it.

    I am laying on the floor now with a flash light to see it I knocked something loose in there but so far I dont see anything.....


    Thanks Again
     
  7. Bryan

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    I'd suggest you try creating a new W98 boot diskette and reformatting the drive.

    Click <a href=http://www.user-friendly.net/download/download.htm> here<a/> and download Boot98.exe to the hardrive on a Working PC. Once it's downloaded, double left click on it. It will prompt you to insert a blank formatted diskette so it can create a W98 boot diskette. Follow the prompts and create the boot diskette.

    Once it's done, insert the W98 boot diskette in the Non-working PC and power it on. It should boot to a menu with 3 options. Take the option for "Start With CDRom Support". At an a:\> prompt do this

    format c:

    Once that's done, insert your W98 CD and do this from the a:\> prompt

    d:\setup

    Let us know what happens.
     
  8. Brenna

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    got a 404 message at that link...

    went to bootdisk.com and DL-ed a new boot disk.

    after all of this was done recieved an "invalid drive specification" error message.

    still getting the following file is missing or corrupt himem.sys
    there is an error in your config.sys line 1

    boots past that to
    mscdex ver 2.25 (copy right info)
    drive r: = driver banana unit 0

    then the a prompt
     
  9. Brenna

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    Found it.....


    Cdrom shot! Installed my cdrw in its place and got the windows to start intall.

    Thanks for your help on this one!!!

    :D

    Off to the store to get new cdrom

    Brenna
     
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