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ok, i can only get the c: prompt by using shift +F5
I then type A: for the A:/prompt but when I type e:
it gives me an error message :tazz:
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it gives me an error message

Invalid Drive Specification?

Type d: and press "Enter"...then type dir and press "Enter".
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same thing happens - Invalid Drive Specification
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Reboot with the new startup disk in the floppy drive. At the options screen, press Shift + F5 to get the command prompt.

At the A:\ prompt, type copy *.* c: and press "Enter". Do the files copy over? If the files copy successfully, remove the startup disk and reboot. Does it now boot to Windows?
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1 file copied boot98.exe

howevber it did not boot in windows after I rebooted and removed start up floppy
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Oops...I'm not really sure how you booted, but the bootdisk hadn't been created yet... :tazz: Not a big deal. To create the startup disk, download the file from the link and save it to you desktop. Double-click the downloaded file and put a floppy disk in the drive when prompted to do so.. This will create the startup disk.

Boot with the newly created startup disk, press Shift + F5 for command prompt (A:\), and type copy *.* c:...press "Enter".
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doh ... sorry.

It is now booting into windows but still with all the options and error messages about drive A not being recognised, then providing me with Abort, retry or fail before booting into windows

Edited by ped106, 23 February 2006 - 05:38 PM.

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But it DID boot into Windows?
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yes it is
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Don't shut it off!

Open "My Computer" and double-click the C: Drive. Please post me a list of the Folders and then a list of the files found on this drive. Most of the files are ones we just put there... :tazz:
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ok
Folders:
~MSSETUP.T
CONFIG.MSi
COREL
D3DTEMP
FREESERVE
iCHAT
INSTALLER
MMAPP
MODIO
MY FILES
MY SHARED FILES
PROGRAM FILES
PVCRWORK
REALMODE
RECYCLED
SATTEMP
TEMPORARY
THEME.CD
TLCWIN
TVMEDIA
UbiSOFT
WINDOWS

FILES:
I.LOG
ASD.LOG
ASP12DOS.SYS
ASP14DOS.SYS
ASP18DOS.SYS
ASP18U2.SYS
ASPICD.SYS
AUTOEXEC
AUTOEXEC.DOS
BDE LOG
BOOT98
BOOTLOG.PRV
BOOTLOG
BTCDROM.SYS
BTDOSM.SYS
CLDMA.LOG
CLTEST
CNVCACH2.LOG
COMMAND
CONFIG.DOS
CONFIG.SYS
DEBUGLOG
DELAPP
DETLOG.OLD
DETLOG
DRVSPACE.BIN
DSLTEST
EBD
EXPLORER
EXTRACT
FACTONLY
FDISK
FFASTVN
FINDRAMD
FLASHPT.SYS
FRUNLOG
HIMEM.SYS
INSTALL.LOG
IO.SYS
ICD
MSDOS
MSDOS.BAK
MSDOS.SYS
MSINPUT
MSrev23.dll
MSrev43.dll
NETLOG
OAKCDROM.SYS
P1010063
RAMDRIVE.SYS
README
RESTLOG
SCANDISK.LOG
SETRAMD
SETUPLOG
SHARED
SUHDLOG
SYSMON.LOG
SYSTEM.IST
VIDEOROM.BIN
WEDDING2
WINDOWSWinHlp32.BMK
XYXYXY_e
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Do you have any idea what XYXYXY_e is?

In the C: drive, delete the following files:
  • ASP12DOS.SYS
  • ASP14DOS.SYS
  • ASP18DOS.SYS
  • ASP18U2.SYS
  • ASPICD.SYS
  • BOOT98
  • BTDOSM.SYS
  • DRVSPACE.BIN
  • EBD
Once these are deleted, click Start, then Run, type msconfig, and click "Ok". Click on the "Win.ini" tab. Expand (click +) the Windows folder. The check boxes next to the following should be checked and the values as shown:
  • load =
  • run =
  • NullPort = NONE
If all is well here, click Start, point to "Programs", then to "Accessories", then to "System Tools", click on "System Information", and then click "System File Checker" on the Tools menu. Tick the button to "Scan for altered files" the click on the "Settings" button.

Under the "Settings" tab, check the following options:
  • Always back up before retoring
  • Append to existing log
  • Check for changed files
Under the "Search Criteria" tab, select C:\WINDOWS in the list and click on the "Include Subfolders" button, click "Apply", and then "Ok". Click "Start". The scan will start. When it notifies you that it has found an altered or damaged file, choose to have the file restored and confirm the operation. This will require the cd in the cd-rom drive.

Once this has completed, take all disks out of the drives and see if it will boot into windows.

Edited by wannabe1, 23 February 2006 - 07:18 PM.

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Wannabe 1
I have deleted the files you asked me.

when i got to this point:

Once these are deleted, click Start, then Run, type msconfig, and click "Ok". Click on the "Win.ini" tab. Expand (click +) the Windows folder. The check boxes next to the following should be checked and the values as shown:
load =
run =
NullPort = NONE

I did not have load= or run =

What I had under the windows folder was
nullport=none &
Device = lexmark 3200 server 3200 series colorfire ww1xsy1 LTP1 ...

what shall I do?
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Go ahead and run the SFC and reboot when it's finished. How does the machine seem to be running? How about the boor up...still getting the options?
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i did the SFC and removed disks and rebooted

Result we are back to square 1 again im getting the options then the error 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

and it wont allow me to boot into windows!!

ped106
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