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Where Did Windows Go?


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#1 haun

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:56 AM

Ok Ive got this way old IBM think pad that runs (ran) win98 (i think) but then a while ago it would only work dos, i did a system restore with a floppy and that fixed the problem. But then a few months later, it did the same thing except it went through about a hundred items that were corrupt or something like that and goes to dos. Now i dont really think it matters that it is in dos but it would be nice to fix.

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The only way to put things on or get things off is by way of floppy, cd is pcima and pcima dosent work in dos.
Annnnd you're, asking, me...

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:52 PM

Ouch. If your lucky, you can run windows setup from the hard drive.
Boot to DOS
at the C:> prompt, enter the following:

CD Windows\options\cabs
setup.exe


If not, you'll need to find MS Dos drivers for your PCMCIA controller and CD Drive, and use a Windows 98 CD to run setup.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:33 PM

have any idea where i could get some?
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

Normally Windows98 setup does not copy setup files to hard disk. But OEM manufacturers copy them to C:\Windows\Cabs or C:\Win98 etc. One way to find if you have them is to boot into DOS change to C: drive and type "dir/s win*.cab". The folder you find, if you are lucky, should have setup files.

Although you can buy new Windows 98 CD online but it is expensive and has no point for an old pc.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:24 AM

have any idea where i could get some?



http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html

This will Help, Mate.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:35 AM

have any idea where i could get some?



http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html

This will Help, Mate.


www.bootdisk.com also
The ME bootdisk will have CD drivers, but I'm not too sure about PCMCIA
Have a read here:
http://www.computing.net/dos/wwwboard/forum/14376.html
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:07 AM

what does it mean by no ramdrive?
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:26 AM

what does it mean by no ramdrive?


This is from way back Memory?

Insert the Start up Disk, reformat the Drive first, no choice on this one. Whatever you have on that Drive is gone, unlessed you Saved it onto a Disk. Floppy, at the time.

The Drivers take over?

I used to have a Partitioned Drive? Had WIN98SE on it to be Installed from there?

You could try to use another HDD to copy WIN98SE onto it and use it as a Slave Drive into it?

Happy to Help if I can, Mate?

Best of Luck!

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Edited by Abacus 7, 03 September 2008 - 10:31 AM.





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