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how can i replace a suspected corrupt win.com?
when win.com is invoked at startup there is a pause for about 25secs?
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by:tgkoh
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You can actually extract it from the Win 98 CD rom, if you are in Windows 98 environment.

eg. extract /a d:\base4.cab win.com /l c:\windows

Before you do that, rename the present win.com to another name to serve as a backup just in case anything bad happens.

It is recommended to restart after extracting.
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You could also go Start > Run and use the "sfc" command.

You want to "extract a specific file", C:\Windows\win.com

A little easier that at the command line.
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no matching files is the reply from my cd?
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by:d_hall
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So you tried sfc, and got an error message "no matching files"?

OK, start up sfc.

Click "extract one...", and type c:\windows\win.com

(note that c:\windows\ is the default - if your windows directory is different, like "f:\win98" then put f:\win98\win.com in that box)

Then click Start.

Where it says restore from, browse to the Win98 directory of your windows CD.

You want to Save File In c:\windows, which should be set already.

Click OK, and should go.

Let us know if you have any more trouble (I'll try to remember to check back - if I don't, post a reminder comment in a couple of days, since the email notification is down at the moment.)


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