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When starting my computer I get the following message:

Cannot find WIN.COM, unable to continue loading Windows

What can i do to rectify this, especially if I do not have the Windows 98 disc?
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Creating a New Win.com File When You Cannot Start Windows

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Thanks for your quick response, but what if I do not have the Windows disc????

Am I at a complete loss?
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For the most part.. yep..

Can you borrow one in order to extract the needed files??

Where is yours BTW??

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I wish, the closest thing i found was an upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional. The computer is not mine but my mother's and she has no clue where anything....
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Can you borrow one?? All you need is a couple files extracted..

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Would a Windows 95 CD or a Windows 2000 work? If I was able to find a Windows 98 would I insert it into the computer that does not work?
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No.. you need the same cd as the system..

Has the Win2000 cd been used or still in use on a system??

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It has Been used, but is no longer on that system at this time.
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Then, why not just boot using the Win2000 cd and put Win2000 on the system.. More stable and less prone to mishaps!!

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When I put it in nothing happens...is there a button i need to press for it to load the CD?
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Make sure BIOS (setup) is set to use the cd-rom as the first boot device!!

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Can you tell me how to do that? Thanks
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Watch the screen as the system is booting.. That will tell you which key or combination of keys to press to eneter setup (BIOS)..

Once in BIOS, you will need to look under each heading until you find the Boot Order setting.. Use the instruction in the BIOS window to determine how to adjust those settings..

Once done, exit saving the changes..

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YAY that worked! Thanks so much for all of your time and help! :tazz:
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