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#1 Hiro1

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:02 PM

So here's what I did. I wanted to update win98 to win 98 se. My friend said that he had a cd and to download a bootdisk for it. So I did. I started reading fourms about people doing the samething as me. I read that I should rename win.com to win.old, then restart the computer with the bootdisk and CD. I did so,but I'm pretty sure the cd is a piece of crap because It doe nothing. I can't start win98 with the bootdisk because I have no idea what I'm doing.

When I take the boot disk out to restart the computer it tells me it can't find win.com. What the hell do I do? Please Help. My Fiance is pissed at me. Heh.

Edited by Hiro1, 19 January 2006 - 04:45 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 08:23 PM

Rename win.old to win.com.

Use F8 as if you were going to start in Safe Mode but instead choose Command Prompt Only.

Using the F8 Method

Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a menu. When you have the menu on the screen select the option for Command Prompt Only using the arrow keys then press enter .

At C:\> type in the following exactly as shown, pressing enter after each line:

cd windows
ren win.old win.com

Restart the computer.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:12 AM

Holy crap, that worked! You freaking rock! <3

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:13 AM

Glad I was able to help. Hope the domestic situation is a little better now. :thumbsup:

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Edited by Leurgy, 20 January 2006 - 06:19 AM.

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