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WIN 98 wont run from cd rom

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by stocker340, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

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    I have a win 98 machine that won't let anything run in the cd rom for more than a 45 secinds.
    The thing just dissapears off the screen and leaves you with the desktop?
    While after a lock up and control alt delete i get this

    Microsoft windows 98 startup menu
    1.norton antivirus emergency disk programs
    2. normal startup
    3.view more information
    enter a choice


    the following file is missing or corrupted: HIMEM.SYS
    There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file on line 9

    the following file is missing or corrupted:COMMAND.COM
    type the name of the command interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMNAND.com

    A:\
     
  2. pvc9

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    When do you get these error messages?

    the following file is missing or corrupted: HIMEM.SYS
    There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file on line 9

    the following file is missing or corrupted:COMMAND.COM
    type the name of the command interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMNAND.com


    Does this happen when you access the CD in Windows or when you try to boot through the CD?
     
  3. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

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    The computer is on running ok
    i insert disc/antivirus 2002
    it runs until it gets to rescue disc area or about 30 seconds then just dissappears off the screen
     
  4. pvc9

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    If you're trying to install NAV 2002, copy the contents of the CD to C:\Windows\Temp folder, run the installation from that folder.

    So does this happen only with the NAV 2002 CD?
     
  5. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

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    All I type is windows temp? Then ok??
    it does it with systemworks 2002 also

    wont let me install to temp
    says must be installed on hard drive
     
  6. pvc9

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    No dont type anything. I want you to copy, not install...copy the contents of the CD to C:\Windows\Temp folder and run the setup(installation file) from that folder.

    Go to My Computer, right click on the CDROM Drive Letter, select Open, select all the folders/file, copy them and paste the same in the C:\Windows\Temp folder.

    Does this happen with other CDs too or just the Norton CDs?
     
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  8. Davey7549

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    Closing duplicate. Link in PVC's post.

    Dave
     
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