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Deleted Win 3.11--then Undeleted files--NUTHING!

Posted on 1998-06-07
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Oops, I deleted files from win 3.11 because I never use it. I added a batch file to my autoexec.bat to boot straight to wordperfect 5.1; The computer has since been running slower.  I wonder if I deleted a file himem.sys???  Well, I tried undelete, now the system boots, and goes NOWHERE.  Do I have to reinstall Dos and then Win 3.11? Will reinstalling Dos, replace those missing files, without forcing me to REFORMAT?  I'd rather not reinstall windows, if I can, I'd like to just replace the files that are needed to keep the system running at the best speed it can.  The computer is only a 386 and it's just used for wordprocessing.  I need to get this working by tonight! ACK! It's almost Monday!
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seychell earned 100 total points
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OK

firstly - do you have a dos boot disk ? boot from that and verify that you still have a directory structure.

If that is OK - yes re-installing DOS should solve your problem.

The other way is after you boot to your PC using your boot disk (the fbootable floppy) go to your DOS dir and copy sys,con to you floppy
copy c:\dos\sys.com a:

then from the A:\ prompt type

SYS c:

When you have got your drive back check your config.sys because Win 3..1 also has a himem.sys and emm386.exe

I think you will find that in the config.sys

device=c:\windows\himem.sys
change these type of lines to c:\dos\........

that should solve your problem.

you do not need to install 3.11 - unless you have apps that us it.

good luck !
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by:indaygo
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Thank you!  When in doubt, ask the experts!
You're suggestion worked.. *whew*...I need to stay
off the "del *.* keys..

-Indaygo
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by:indaygo
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oh crap..I meant to increase your points given, sorry...
How embarrassing..I'd change it, if I knew HOW!
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