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#121
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It looked like
a:\> ext

did you download the winddows98SE bootdisk? Let me go and get one and see if I have confused the command....
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Am back...so now what since the ext thing didn't work?
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Oh and how can I go and dl something on a comp that won't go anywhere? I am still confused about one thing...my comp shows I have Windows 98 and my Windows cd says Windows 98 Second Edition. I think I have just plain old 98.
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Yes, that's exactly what it looked like
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Have you given up on this???? Not that I'd blame you LOL
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no, didn't give up...just busy....

could you quickly check the location of the cab files on that cd in the other computer....

probably

{drive letter}:\win98

but let's check
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And how do I do that? :tazz:
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put the cd in another computer....double click MY COMPUTER, right click the CD-DRIVE, choose EXPLORE.....look for a big directory full of files that end *.CAB
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Hi gerryf. I have looked EVERYWHERE on the Windows 98 CD and there are no cab files. What now?
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do you have the computer set to show hidden, system files, and files with known file extensions?

They simply must be there or you couldn't install windows.

Can you take a screenshot and attach it of the root folder for the cd?
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Ok, the only way I could find them was to put the CD on my daughter's comp and "search" the drive and it pulled up all the cab files. Too much to put up on here. What do I need to look for? Sorry but I tried to copy and paste it all but it would not work. ????????? :tazz:
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just want to know what the name of the folder that holds those files is
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Clueless...have looked but cannot figure it out. My daughter will be home pretty quick from school and she will want her comp, so this will have to wait until another time.....I'll try to find what you are asking. Thanks :tazz:
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did she find this?

Ultimately, it may be easier to do a refresh install--this is a non destructive install with a windows disk where you install windows on top of itself to repair files--no data is lost
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So let's do it. I have my Windows 98 disc, now what? Can you lead me thru it? I will talk to your on my daughter's comp while we work on getting mine going again. Thanks :tazz:
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