So, I know, the micro$oft KB says "well, just extract the win.cnf file from the C:\cabs that's probably already on the computer." or, something just as helpful: "pull out your 10 year old Win98 CD and extract them from there"
Great. They're both completely missing; I'm down to a startup disk, a useless IBM proprietary "recovery" CD (recovery of what, I haven't a clue, because it certainly isn't my data), and another computer, with burner.
Any ideas for a source of the file (win98_28.cab?)
Many thanks for your time; I've had great luck with this site before--