My Hard Drive?
Posted on 2003-03-02
Well on my hard drive I have Windows 98. When I installed it a two years ago I put it on a FAT32 file system. My hard drive now won't even boot up. When booting up it will start to show the Win98 display. Then, it will give me an error saying that the VMM32.vxd file is missing or corrupt. Well I don't have a UMAX scanner or software for that. I have made a .bat file to reset the VMM32 file also and that didn't help any. The error I was getting and called Western Digital about they said that I will have to get a new hard drive. Maybe a header was out? When I start my computer and press F8 to get the boot up menu I can choose the dos prompt. From there I can see a listing of my files. I have copied a few files onto 3.5"'s and they worked. But I guess I'm seeing the files displayed from the file allocation table. I've hooked it up as a secondary drive. When I go into my Windows XP I will go to Windows Explorer. It won't show me anything on that disk though. When I look at my Windows XP disk it will show me that it is a NTFS file system. When I look at my 98 disk the space for the type of file system my software is on won't even be there. There have been a couple times I've tried to do a scandisk. However, when I woke up about eight hours later it was still on two percent. I need to get the software off that computer if possible. I don't know if Norton Ghost will do that or not. I've had other people mention software but to use it I would have to go into Windows to work it. In Windows I can't see any file or software. At the Command Line not in Windows I can see my files. They all might not be there. I just need to see what I can do to get what I can. I would appreciate any help I might be able to get. And I do appreciate you spending the time needed to read this and hopefully be helpful with restoring some of this. Thanks,