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The himem.sys is a file on the startup disk...we can copy it over to the system...let's keep seeing if we can get something we can use to run.

At C:\, type windows\command\regedit, and press "Enter".

Does the registry editor open?
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with window\command\regedit all it says is bad command or filename
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Ok...

Try windows\command\scanreg /fix
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I get the no extended memory message again
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Hmmmmmm...

Let's see if there are or aren't any reg backups. (computers lie sometimes...)

At C:, type windows\sysbackup\dir /p

We're looking for files named something like rb001.cab, etc...
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I typed in both windows and window\sysbackup\dir/p and both times I got the message bad command or filename
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type windows\options\cabs

Is it there?
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still get bad command or file name It's times like these I more than wish I had bothered to become more versed in dos.
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peterm is great with dos, but isn't online right now (Australian). He's been watching and I'm sure he'll add his two-bits worth when he logs on. The groundwork we're laying should let him know what works and what doesn't.

The biggest obstacle we have right now is no installation disk. The ability to create a startup disk would be nice, too.

Let's wait for peterm to chime in before giving up...I hate giving up.... :whistling: almost as much as formatting.
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like I said I have the disk I created from the control panal if it helps any I just have no way of creating any other diskettes for the usbc program dsenette gave me but I have to go for now I'll check back in a few hours thanks
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Hi Jkmira
What operating system did you create the control panel disk that you say you have?
I gather you know how to change between C:> and C:\Windows>
if not let me know.
At C:> dir|sort|more enter
the | key is normally on the backslash \ key above the enter key.
This will list everything in order keep pagingdown to the S's
Do you see any thing to do with Softpedia if no change to C:\windows>
Type the same thing is softpedia listed in there ?

Also whilst at the C:> prompt do you see 2 files 1 called autoexec.bat 1 called config.sys ?

Edited by peterm, 06 April 2006 - 02:38 AM.

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What system is on the computer you are using now
2000 or xp
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just to grab on here again..i think we renamed the windows folder to window...
try doing a ren window windows it's gotta have the S at the end...that MIGHT let you back in
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also...after renaming the folder to windows

at the c:\ prompt type
cd windows
dir /a /p

look for any folders ending with the ~1 {21
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the OS for the computer I'm trying to fix is windows 98 the one I'm using right now is windows xp that came with the gateway when my mother bought it
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