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Sports_photographer

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OK, I've tried re-installing Windows 98 SE with the recovery disk that came with the computer (Dell Deminsion 4100) and that hasn't worked. When I restart the system the Windows Logo comes up and goes straight into MS-DOS mode with C:\> appearing. I've tried running scanreg/fix, but it does not work. I've already ran scanreg/restore which that has been the only thing to function correctly. When I run scanreg, the program informs me that my HIMEM.SYS file is missing. I've even tried replacing the 256 memory with a new 256 memory module ... still no luck. Which takes me back to trying to re-install Windows and back to the same frustrating problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Stephen
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Hi Sports_photographer...Welcome to G2G!

To replace the missing file...

Start your computer with CD-ROM support by using your Windows 98 startup disk.
Insert the Windows 98 Recovery CD into the CD or DVD-ROM drive.
Type the following command line (where drive is the drive letter of the CD or DVD-ROM drive), and then press Enter: D:

Note: If you have an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) installation of Windows, your Windows installation files may be located in the C:\Windows\Options\Cabs folder on the hard disk.

Type the following command line, and then press "Enter": cd\win98
Type the following command line, and then press "Enter": extract /a /y /e /l c:\windows base4.cab himem.sys

After the file is extracted, restart your computer.

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Are any of these links useful?


http://www.computerh...es/ch000425.htm


http://support.micro...om/?kbid=296636


http://support.micro....com/?id=116253
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Thanks for the helpful info everyone. I was looking forward to putting the info to use. Unfortunately, I think I have bigger problems now. The CPU hasn't been shutting down completely unless I unplug it from the outlet, and as of yesterday, it seemed to be running at half power. The CD-ROM and DVD player would open and close ... that was about it. Nothing would appear on screen. I guess it's time to either take 'er in for a full 'body' exam ... or save up for a new desktop.

Stephen
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