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if you notice mine will have two > yours had one.

caron :tazz:

Edited by caron, 01 September 2005 - 08:04 PM.

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Hi Caron...

I've booted my win98 machine and have started in dos both with the startup disk and through windows. I'm getting the same prompt that you are and am getting the same bad command errors...... :)

Stand by...while I play around with this a little while we wait for some experienced help. :tazz:

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caron, I want you to check on something. When the C:\> prompt comes up type in

dir /p

and Enter. It will tell you to press any key to continue, and will show your the contents of C:. Do you see a directory named win98? That will contain all your windows installation files and you can reinstall without losing your files.

To start reinstallation just type in

win98\setup

and Enter. If you have a CD that contains the folder win98 you can also copy the contents of that folder to one named win98 in C:.

to make the directory enter

md win98

and to copy the files go

copy D:\win98 C:\win98

the cd-rom drive letter might be D: or E: depending on how your boot up. The one kicker here is that you need that product key, though sometimes it's picked up by Windows automaticaly.
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Well caron...this one is proving to be very difficult. Let's try taking a different trac for a bit. Download the Windows 98SE Bootdisk HERE
Put a fresh, formatted floppy in your drive and double click the downloaded file to copy it to the floppy.

Now, put your windows 98 upgrade cd in the cd rom drive, the bootdisk in your floppy drive and reboot. When you get to the options screen choose to "Start Windows with cd-rom support"...and press "Enter"...cross your fingers!

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hello tyger,

wow it's great to see something different on the screen... i typed
dir /p
then pressed enter. the directory came on. did not see win\98setup. trued it anyway and bad command. BUT there sure is a lot of other stuff that looks good. what else could i try?

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i'm thinking... :tazz: no fresh floppy-old cd found in drawer-car in the shop
sgould i walk with my dog...get a ride...
use what i have...
caron :)

Edited by caron, 01 September 2005 - 11:17 PM.

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Lol...You must have a great sense of humor, caron...

Do you have on old floppy you can format? That would work just fine. Just clean up the old "drawer-find disk", put some new startup files on your old/new floppy, and give it a shot!

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Hi Caron
start your computer and at the C:> type autoexec.bat Enter
this should give you the contents of autoexec.bat
if it does when it returns to the C:> prompt type config.sys enter
this should give you a list of the config sys file please post the content of those 2 files.
If if comes up with an error then type dir/p enter
read down through the pages can you see a file named autoexec.bat and a file called
config.sys?

Have you tried starting the computer in safe mode If yes how did you do this?

Edited by peterm, 02 September 2005 - 01:47 AM.

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hi peterm
trying what you said right now. will post back in just a moment.
thank ypu.
caron

oh! do i tpye the word type with the auyoexec command? you have it in blue.

Edited by caron, 02 September 2005 - 01:44 AM.

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yes you use the word type this tells the computer to type the file to screen
it's in blue means you type it

Edited by peterm, 02 September 2005 - 01:54 AM.

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the contents of autoexec.bat
C:\VIAUDIO\VIAUDIO.COM
SET BLASTER=A220 15 D0 P300
set tvdumpf lags=8

no contents for config.sys
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Ok at the c:> cd windows enter does this give you the prompt
c:\windows> if yes type regedit.exeenter does this open up a screen showing
about 5 folders in the top left hand corner?
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yes, i think so
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Yes you think so? as in it does have a white screen and at the very top it should say registry editor.
then a couple of folders such as HKEY-Current_user HKEY_local_machine.

also I assume you are getting emails saying I have replied if yes do you know how to chang your send and receive to every 2 mins if not
what email program are you using?
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black screen with white writing-at the top it says INPORTS AND EXPORTS REISTRY FILES T AND FROM THE REGISTRY and then
REGEDIT [/L:system] [/R:user] filename1
REGEDIT [/L:system] [/R:user] /C filename2

and so on...

checking out the email thing. i have not used it on this machine

Edited by caron, 02 September 2005 - 02:36 AM.

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