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Jimmy_Ruan
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My friend's computer attacked by virus.
The himem.sys is missing, so windows can not be loaded.
She try to re-install windows98, but in DOS system can not find CD-ROM (F drive ).

How to solve the problem?
PL. send your answer to jimmy.ruan@163.com

Thanks,
Jimmy
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Go to www.bootdisk.com and get a win98 bootdisk.  This should get you on your way.

Glenn

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To have it recognize the CD-ROM from DOS you need a bootdisk. You can get one from http://www.bootdisk.com

What virus was it though there may be a simplier way to solve the problem.

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Thanks,
Can you explain more which file is needed to download from the websie?

Thank you very much!
Jimmy

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Thanks,
Can you explain more which file is needed to download from the websie?

Thank you very much!
Jimmy

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Thanks,
Can you explain more which file is needed to download from the websie?

Thank you very much!
Jimmy

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Go to this portion of boodisk.com and download the one for 98 or 98 second edition.  Whichever one you are loading with the cd.

http://jason-n3xt.org/dos/

Glenn

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When you download it and hit the file, it will tell you to put a disk in the a: and it will make the disk for you.

Glenn

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after you get the boot disk you may want to follow the instructions on this link instead of doing a full reinstall of windows.  this will be faster and then you can run a virus scan with Norton or Mcaffee and still accomplish the same thing

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q296/6/36.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=himem.sys%20and%20win98&rnk=3&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W98

CShenberger

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If you want to load a DOS Cd-ROM driver, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT and add the line
C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001
and the config.sys file
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EDB\OAKCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD001

or whatever your windows directory may be..

you should have cdrom support when you restart!
Just simply go to another computer which using win98 as OS, go to Control Panel, then "Add/Remove Programs" choose the "Start Up", then create a boot disk will be easier.
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