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#1 Hotter Than July

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:32 PM

When I start up I have 4 files missing:
vnetsup.vxd
vnetbios.vxd
vredir.vxd
dfs.vxd
and when my background loads, it says msnp32.dll cannot be found:
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I don't have the 98 CD just in case that comes up
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

Hi Hotter than July. It sure is!!

Lets tackle the first 4 files first

This can occur if your network adapter is configured incorrectly
Go into Control Panel - Network
Pls write down & post everything listed there before proceeding.
If Client for Microsoft Networks is listed that may be our culprit but I want to see what else is in the list first

Also check to see if the windows\options\cabs folder or a \win98 folder exists on the hard drive.
If they are not present, could you possibly borrow a 98 cd from someone?

Pls also post make\model of the system and wether it is 98 Second Edition
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:17 PM

I managed to get it running on an acer aspire 3680 (we have a couple of those) and neither of those folder exist- I don't know anyone else running Windows 98 so I'm pretty sure I can't :thumbsup: I think I accidentally threw out mine in a pile of junk (it makes me :flowers: )
In the list:
Client for Microsoft Networks
Microsoft Family Logon
Dial-Up Adapter
TCP /IP
TCP /IP
TCP /IP
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 12:20 PM

How do you connect to the Internet?
Do you use dial up or high speed?

What I am worried about is that the system will ask you for a 98 cd and we dont have one
Is it Second Edition?
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 12:30 PM

I do know of a website that has bootable ISO's and floppy setups....

It was:

http://www.bootdisks.us
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

It's Second Edition- sorry I forgot to mention that.
I use Dial-up
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:01 PM

Great! Just what I need to know
Remove the Client for Microsoft Networks
(If the system is asking for a login on startup that is why)
Do not reboot if prompted
Keep Microsoft Family Logon
Keep Dial up Adapter
For TCP/IP keep only the one that is bound to the dial up adapter.
To determine which one that is click on one then click properties - bindings tab
One should show that it is bound to the dial up adapter. Remove the others
Restart
See if that takes care of it
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:35 PM

Are the contents of the Windows 98 Setup/Install Directory on the drive?

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:54 PM

the contents of that directory are not on the drive, but it needs a disk, should I use one of the ISO's CompExpert linked to?
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:03 PM

That would be just the boot disk you need to Windows 98 CAB Files to reinstall / refresh the TCP/IP Stack on Windows 98.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:12 PM

okies
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:25 PM

I hope that link is useful......
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:33 PM

I hope that link is useful......



They need the Windows 98 Setup files to rebuild their networking.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:24 AM

So then what should I do? I just had to format my other laptop so I'm not interested in digging around
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