?
Solved

Losing System Files

Posted on 1998-09-18
2
Medium Priority
?
156 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
Just purchased IBM Aptiva that came pre-loaded with Win98.Have had to reformat hd and reinstall software from recovery disk 3 times in last week. About every third time bringing system up, have error of missing files. Sometimes Himem.sys, emm.sys, various .dll files, you name it. This is driving me nuts!! Read some previous questions, wondering if possible link is my Zip drive? Maybe some compatibility problems? Anyway, any help on how to restore Win98 without reformatting hd would be gratefully accepted.
0
Comment
Question by:Darcy091898
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
juslee earned 240 total points
ID: 1645160
Darcy, I know your feeling...^^; I think I reinstalled Windows95 hundred times and Windows98 is going to be the same as win95. Anyway do you have a Window98 CD? If you have a CD, you don't have to format your hard disk.
1. Copy all files in folder 'Win9X' in your CD to your hard disk. Example for
    'C:\backup\win98\'
2. Boot in DOS prompt mode - press F8 key while your window are starting and select the Only prompt mode.
3. Rename the windows folder. example for
    'C:>ren windows oldwin98' -> this will change your folder of windows.
4. Rename the windows execute file named 'win.com'.
    'C:/oldwin98>ren win.com win.cop'
5. Run set-up executable file in your backup folder.
    'C:/backup/win98>setup'
6. If you have a problem on new setting up, you can be back to initial stage. (just do a reverse operation of 3 and 4)

Anyway, your problem looks like a 'bad installation' or some kind of file system error. A new set-up can fix both problem through SCANDISK or something.
If you still have a problem after new installation, reject my answer and notify me.
jlee35@uiuc.edu
0
 

Author Comment

by:Darcy091898
ID: 1645161
This didn't exactly solve the problem, but it gave me some thoughts and I have a patch pretty well nailed (I think! Famous last words I know). I'm also removing Norton Anti-Virus, cuz I know that can cause alot of problems too. It's worth the points to get me going in the right direction.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article helps those who get the 0xc004d307 error when trying to rearm (reset the license) Office 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or those trying to prep the master image for Microsoft Key Management (KMS) activation. (i.e.- C…
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question