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Did the files copy over?
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No,

I could not get to an A:\ prompt

All I get is the the options, tried both with and withour cd rom and then I get the messages that I pasted in last post
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When you get the options, press Shift + F5...command prompt?
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sorry I should have realised that .. sorry

Copied the 3 files successfully, however when I rebooted the same thing happened

options then
BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME
PATH NOT FOUND -:\COMMAND.COM
FILE NOT FOUND -EXTRACT.EXE
FILE NOT FOUND - README.EXE
Please insert windows 98 startup disk 2
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Get back to the A:\ prompt and type dir. Press "Enter". How many files?
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for some strange reason, i couldnt het the A:\ prompt back it kept stating drive not ready did I want o abort, retry or fail....

under the c:\ prompt i typeed in dir and i got 32 files
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I'm more interested in what's on the floppy, at the C:\ prompt, type a: and press "Enter". At the A:\ prompt, type dir, and press "Enter".
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sorry,
there was 22 files:

CONFIF SYS
SETRAMD BAT
READ TXT
FINDRAMD EXE
ASPIYDOS SYS
BTCDROM SYS
ASPICD SYS
BTDOSM SYS
ASP12DOS SYS
ASP18DOS SYS
ASP18U2 SYS
FLASPT SYS
EXTRACT EXE
FDISK EXE
DRVSPACE BIN
COMMAND COM
HIMEM SYS
OAKCDROM SYS
EBD CAB
EXPLORER.EXE
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Using the startup disk, get to the A:\ prompt.

At the A:\ prompt, type fdisk /mbr and press "Enter".

Back at the A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press "Enter". Choose the option to "Show partition information" and post that information here for me. Press "Esc" to back out of fdisk.

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CURRENT FIXED DISK DRIVE 1

PARTITION - C:1 STATUS- A TYPE - PRI DOS VOLUME LABEL-




MBYTES- 26059 SYSTEM - FAT32 USAGE - 100%




TOTAL DISK SPACE IS 26059 MBYTES (1 MBYTE = 1048576 BYTES)

Edited by ped106, 21 February 2006 - 10:27 AM.

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Have you tried booting without the startup disk since running fdisk /mbr?

The partition is in good shape...at least from what I can see in the partition information.

Boot to the A:\ prompt using the startup disk. At the A:\ prompt, type c: and press "Enter". At the C:\ prompt, type windows\command\scanreg /restore (Note the space after scanreg) and press "Enter".

In the list of files, select the second one in the list that says "Started" and press "Enter". Reboot without the startup disk...does it boot to Windows?

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Edited by wannabe1, 21 February 2006 - 04:18 PM.

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Hi wannabe1,

Sorry havnt been able to get to the pc for the last few days.

I tried what you suggested however strated wasnt 2nd in the list it was 1st, 3rd and 4th as second was not started- tried them all and it got me nowhere, still get the options and when I select without cd rom it gives me the dreaded message:
BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME
PATH NOT FOUND -:\COMMAND.COM
FILE NOT FOUND -EXTRACT.EXE
FILE NOT FOUND - README.EXE
Please insert windows 98 startup disk 2
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Please insert windows 98 startup disk 2

This is wierd...Win98 has only one startup disk... :tazz:

Let's try a fresh startup disk. Win98 SE OEM

Start the machine using the new startup disk and choose the option to "Start with cd-rom support". Put the installation cd in the drive.

At the A:\ prompt, type e: and press "Enter". At the E:\ prompt, type dir and press "Enter". List the files in this directory for me.
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Just before I do , to make sure i am doing 100% correct if I choose the option with cd rom, i take it you expect me to put in the cd rom called restore pack- right?
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Yes...which ever one contains the operating system. But don't put the cd in until after the machine is running with the A:\ prompt showing...we don't want to start a recovery. We're going to see if we can find the setup files.
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