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windows 98 reinstallation trouble

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by venisha, Mar 31, 2008.

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  1. venisha

    venisha Thread Starter

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    hey guys
    a friend of mine has a problem with her pc. its a dell and an older model... i think she said a gaming computer.
    i haven't personally seen it so this may be difficult. she has the 98 recovery cd but can't manage to get it to work
    basically when she boots up, all she gets is this....

    vmm32.vxd is required to run windows. if this file is not in your path you may need to reinstall windows...

    followed by a command prompt. we've decided that she does need to reinstall windows... but we can't figure out how to get the recovery cd to run. any suggestions? thanks so much!
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Dell does not have Recovery CD's . . they have reinstallation cd's . . depending on the version of the win98 install cd, it may or may not be bootable. If it is the original win98 ( without SE ) it may not be bootable . . so you will have to use a Windows startup disc with CD drivers to boot from, then Change Directory to the CD.

    If you do not have a win98 system to make a start up disc with, you can download one here:

    http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

    You can find a guide to installing win98 here: http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win98/install98cd/
     
  3. venisha

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    thanks! i'll try that out :)
     
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