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#1 not_anyone

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:23 PM

I have been trying to fix an old compaq presario computer. Now I have it thinking the hard drive is a:\ and the floppy drive as b:\. I had restore disks the floppy has copied on to the hard drive. The cd is not reading at all now. I know this sounds like a hardware problem. When I boot it up on the a: earlier it has shift+F8 step by step confirmation. Ok I have copied down the step by step confirmation. I just entered at each question not changing a thing. Can someone give me an idea about the step by step confirmation:Shift+F8 Step by step confirmation

Dos=High,UMP[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
Device=Himen.sys?testman:off [Enter=y,Esc=n]
Device=Oakcdrom.sys/D:MSCD001

This driver is provided by Oak Technology OTI-91X ATAPI CD-ROM device driver,
Rev D91XV352
© Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1987-1997
Device name: MSCD001
Transfer mode:Programed I/O

Device=BTDOSM.SYS [Enter=yEsc.=n]
Device=BTCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD001 [Enter=y,Esc=n]
Device=ASPI2DOS.SYS [Enter=y,Esc.=n]

AIC-62662/6368/6370 ASPI Manager for DOS
Version 3.68S
Copyright 1990-1997 Adapter, Inc.

Device=ASPI8DOS.SYS [Enter=y,Esc.=n]

ACI6262/6360/6370 ASPI Manger for DOS
Version 1.32S
Copyright 1994-1997 Adapter,Inc.

Bus scan complete
Device=ASP4DOS.SYS [Enter=yEsc.=n]

AHA-1540/1542/1640 ASPI Manager for Dos
Version 3.36S
Copyright 1989-1997 Adapter,Inc.

Device+ASPI8U2.SYS [Enter=y.Esc.=n]
AIC-7890191 ASPI Manger fo4 DOS
Version 1.00S
Copyright 1994-1997 Adapter,Inc.

PCI bus scan complete
Device=ASPICD.SYS /D:MSDC001[Enter=y,Esc=n]

ASPI CD-ROM Driver for DOS
Version 4.01S
Copyright 1991-1996 Adapter,Inc.

File=10[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
Buffers=10[Enter=y,Esc=n]
Stacks=9,256[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
Device high=RAMDRIVE.s /E: 2048[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
Microsoft RAMDRIVE Version 3.06 Virtual disk D:

Disk Size:2,048K
Sector Size:512bytes
Allocation unit:2 sectors
Directory entries:64
Last Drive=Z [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
Echo off
set Expand+Yes[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set Dircmd=10N{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
setLglDrv=27 * 26 Z 25 Y 24 X 23 W 22 V 21 U 20 T 19 S 18 R 17 Q 16 P 15{Enter=y,Esc=n]
Set LglDrive=27 * 26 Z 25Y 24 X 23 W 22 V 20 T 19 S 18 R 17 Q 16 P 15 O 14 N 13 M 12 L 11 K 10 J 9 I 7 G 6 F 5 E 4 D 3 C [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cls [Enter=y,Esc.=n]

Call set ramd.bat 27 * 26 Z 25 Y 24 X 23 W 22 V 21 U 20 T 19 S 18 R 17 Q 16 P 15 O 14 N 13 M 12 L 11 K 10 J 9 I 8 H 7 G 6 F 5 E 4 D 3 C [Enter=y,Esc,=n]
echo off{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set RAMD=[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom=[Enter=yEsc.=n]
echo [Enter=yEsc.=n]
echo Preparing to start your computer{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
Preparing to start your computer
echo This may take a few minutes... [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
This may take a few minutes Please wait...
echo [Enter=y,Esc=n]

A:\ find ram[Enter=y,Esc=n]
if errorlevel 225 goto no_ramdrive{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not errorlevel 3 goto no_ram drive[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom*[Enter=y,Esc=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 26*==* goto loop[Enter,Esc.]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 26 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom=Z[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 25*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 25 goto loop no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
setcdrom=y{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 24*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 24 goto no_shift
set cdrom=x[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not level 23*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if erorlevel 23 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom=w[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 22*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 22 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom=v{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 21*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 21 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom=u[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 20 *==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 20 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom=t[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 19*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 19 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=s[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 18 *==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 18 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=r[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc=n]
if not 17 *==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 17 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=q[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not16*==*goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y<Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 16 goto no_shift[Enter-y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=p[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 15*==* goto loop[Enter=y.Esc.=n]
goto loop{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 15 goto no_shift=[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=o[Enter-y,Esc.=n]
shift{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y, Esc.=n]
if not 14*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop{Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 14 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=n[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esx.=n]
if not 13*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esx.-n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 13 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=m[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 12 *==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 12=goto no_shift[Enter-y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=l[Enter=y,Esc.-n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter-y,Esc.-n]
if not11*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 11 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=k[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.-n]
if not10*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 10 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=j[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter-y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 9*==* goto loop[Enter-y,
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 9 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc=n]
cdrom=i[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 8*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 8 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=h[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 7*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop [Enter=y,Esc.-n]
if errorlevel 7 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=g[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 6*==*goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc=n]
if errorlevel 6 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=f[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 5*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 5 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc=n]
cdrom=e[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if not 4*==* goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto loop[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
if errorlevel 4 goto no_shift[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
cdrom=d

Set ram=d
if"D"= + "C" go to c. drive
goto sucess
set temp = c:\
set tmp = c:\
path = D:\;A:\;E:\
copy command.com D:\ >nul[Enter=y,Esc=n]
set comspec=D:\command.com[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
copy extract.exe D:\> nul[Enter=y,Esc.=n]
copy read.txt D:\>nul
If exist ebd.cab goto ext {Enter=y,Esc.=n]
goto ext [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
D:\extract/y l e /\ D:\ebd.cab>nul [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
echo The diagnostic tools were successfully loaded to drive D [Enter=y,Esc.=n]

The diagnostic tools were successfully loaded to drive D:\ [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
echo. [Enter=y,Esc.=n]


if "CD"="NOCD" goto quit[Enter=y,Esc.n]
if "CD"="HELP goto help
LH D:\MSCDEX>EXE/D:\mscd001/L:E
MSDEX Version 2.25
Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1986-1995
all rights reserved
Drive E:\ = Driver MSCD001 unit 0
echo. [Enter=y,Esc.=n]

GOTO Quit [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
echo to get help, type help and press enter
echo.[Enter=y,Esc.=n]

rem cleanup enviroment variables [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set cdrom = [Enter=y,Esc.=n]
set lglder= [Enter=y,Esc.=n]

I hope I have copied all of this correctly.I am only human lol.

Thanks to any one who understands all of this.

If I have this in the wrong forum please let me know. Thanks a heap.
not_anyone :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:12 PM

what are you trying to do exactly?

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:42 PM

I am trying to restore my old computer, which has windows 98 on it or rather it did. Its a compaq presario, I lost the floppy.I went in under the cd and made a floppy. I can read my cd by the way of dos. I got my drive letters straighten back out. I A:\
floppy C:\ hard drive D:\ virtual E:\ cd drive. I have used every F key and ctrl alt del keys and can't get into my bios. When I get F10 to work I get some computer set up jargon. That I can't get it to do anything. I tried fdisk(which I managed to mess up)I can't get my restore cd to work(cause it can't run under dos) I can give you the exe files on it. And maybe a typed up my computer setup. Hope you understand this Cause I don't :flowers: :thumbsup: :trumpet:

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:01 PM

model number and serial number of this old compaq, please. I remember a few of them did not use a regular bios, but will be able to do more once I know what I am working with.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:21 PM

and you may want to go to this site to make a good dependable boot floppy.

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

Edited by Robert Isbell, 11 November 2007 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:21 PM

compaq presario 5151 serial number 1X89BX35R3NS. I think the serial number is write. My son-in-law and I traded computers along time ago. At on time I had a 4500 series with 95 windows. It went along time ago. Trying to do this one up for my grandkids.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:23 PM

I already went and got a start up windows'98 floppy. But I made one from the bootdisk file on the cd it has the full restore or quick restore

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:29 PM

okay, it can handle a max of 384MB of ram. you're trying to install 98 on it correct? the site i posted allows you to make a bootable floppy so that you can fdisk the drive, and format it and load windows.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:31 PM

I never use a resotre cd especially on a old system, since the data it's going to be looking for is long gone. I'd suggest you make and use the floppy form that site, fdisk the drive, reformat it and load windows.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:33 PM

I don't have a windows cd and I already tried the fdisk route and I couldn't get it right. Thanks for trying robert

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:07 PM

well, wait a sec, can you boot with the floppy and see what folders are on the restore cd? is there one called "I386" anywhere?

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:56 PM

Sorry it took so long but I thought you left. I remember mscdex and emm386 on the windows start disk I got off line.

sorry online

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:02 PM

the floppy you made from bootdiak.com you can access the restore/recovery cd right? there should be a folder "I386" on it.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:16 PM

NMope I could not find that folder I went trhough every file and subdirectorys

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:23 PM

Alot of the exe files won't run due either to "can't run under dos" "need win32 to run" or" need windows to run."




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