another crash on my other pc

Hewlett packard pavillion / 6640c
February 9, 2010 at 07:24:25
Specs: Windows 98
ok. my other pc has similar problems than my other. it is saying dynamic link library not found. ive used my reboot disk but have no win 98 cd anymore. can i retrieve this info from dos?

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#1
February 9, 2010 at 10:57:57
If you have a copy of the "i386" directory on your C: drive then yes, if not then you will need to get the CD.

"ok. my other pc has similar problems than my other."

You English is so bad here I can't understand what you are saying. Are you saying you have one computer that works and one that does not? If so then search for the DLL file on the functioning computer and copy it to the computer that is not working. Usually you will find most DLLs under the c:\windows\system32 direcotry.


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#2
February 9, 2010 at 11:47:56
If the specific *.DLL file that is missing is named, tell us the name.
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We need to know if it has the original Windows 98, or 98SE (98 Second Edition).
The two versions have a lot of files that are different.

If you are able to get into Windows, RIGHT click on My Computer, select Properties.
On the right side of the first window you see,

Do you see Second Edition, or not ??

If you can't get into Windows normally

If you can boot the computer with a floppy

- at the command prompt
type: C: (press enter), if you are not already at C:\> or similar
type: dir command.com (press enter)

If the date beside command.com is in 1999, you have 98SE.
.......

In my 98SE system, there are backup copies of some of the *.dll s in C:\Windows\SYSBCKUP

I also have a 98 system that works that I could hook up if I need to.
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Have you tried booting the computer into Safe mode?

- remove any bootable CDs, or any floppy disk

- start up the computer, repeatedly press F8, don't hold it down, starting right after the mboard beeps once.

- when you see the boot choices menu, select Safe mode.



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#3
February 9, 2010 at 12:04:07
in this particular pc im using a 98 boot disk. it's been awhile since it ran but i think it is just a 98. i have files in my c: but i dont see any that say I386. ive tried a:\ scanreg/restore and it says bad command. i really appreciate all your help. any idea where i can get a cheap copy of 98?

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#4
February 9, 2010 at 12:58:02
Please....

If the specific *.DLL file that is missing is named, tell us the name.
........

The floppy you're booting with may or may not have the same version of 98 on it that the hard drive has on it.

Boot the computer with the floppy.

At the command prompt
- type: C: (press enter), (C then the colon character) if you are not already at C:\> or similar
- type: dir command.com (press Enter)

If the date beside command.com is in 1999, you have 98SE on the hard drive, regardless of which version of 98 is on the boot floppy.

Tell us whether that date is in 1998 or 1999.
..........

To find the version of 98 on the floppy, when you have booted with the floppy, at any command prompt,
- type: ver (press Enter)
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" ive tried a:\ scanreg/restore and it says bad command"

It was probably "Bad command or file name."

That's a generic message you get when you type something wrong or the file is not present or the file the command requires to work is not present.

There must be a space between / and restore.

That will ONLY work if scanreg.exe is in the root folder of A:
AND the version of 98 on the hard drive is the same version as on the floppy.

Scanreg.exe is not present when you boot with a Win 98 or 98SE Startup floppy disk .

It's in C:\Windows on the hard drive.

However,
SCANDISK IS present when you boot with a Win 98 or 98SE Startup floppy disk .
If you type SCANDISK at any prompt, the Path statement in Autoxec.bat on thefloppy is such that SCANDISK will run, IF the version of 98 on the hard drive is the same version as on the floppy.
type: scandisk /? (pressEnter) to see the switches you can use.
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Scanning the registry is unlikely to help.
A message about a missing dynamic link library (*.dll file) usually has nothing to do with whether the registry is okay or not.

If the *.dll file isn't there on the hard drive, scanning the registry is of no help at all. You have to get the proper *.dll file from somewhere.

If the *.dll file is supposed to be on the harddrive but it's corrupted, you have to get the proper *.dll file from somewhere.

Where you install a *.dll file varies, depending on where that particlar file name is supposed to be, but many of them are in C:\Windows\System in 98 and 98SE
They have very few files in C:\Windows\System32 - in 2000 and up, they're mostly in C:\Windows\System32.


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#5
February 9, 2010 at 12:58:15
Can you answer the rest of the questions?

Do you have a ANOTHER working computer or not?

If not you need to get a Windows CD.


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#6
February 9, 2010 at 13:24:40
"ive tried a:\ scanreg/restore and it says bad command"

You either have the wrong boot floppy or you typed it wrong.

"i dont see any that say I386"

That's because I386 is a Win2K/XP folder, not Win98.


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#7
February 9, 2010 at 13:36:49
I apologise for my ignorance folks. i tried to find the date as you suggested and neither pc will show it. no i do not have a system running at the moment. im using this one but it has winxp. i had another start up disk for 98se and both pc's tell me to remove the disk. when i put my 98 back in it boots.

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#8
February 9, 2010 at 14:21:09
Try using a WinME boot floppy. Boot off of it, select option 4, Minimal Boot, then try entering scanreg /restore

And make sure you enter it correctly. There is a space between scanreg & /restore.

You can create a WinME boot floppy with the following file:

click here for direct download of WinME boot floppy creator


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#9
February 9, 2010 at 14:28:40
I just need to concentrate on one pc. I wont ask any more questions about the compaq.. I just found that my hewlitt is actually win nt4.0. I found the 3 boot disks to boot it and when i do it says error- c0000135 unable to locate dll winsrv not found in specified path default load path. I do not have the cd-rom for this system either. can we get this pc up or do i need the cd? I apologise for my persistence but I heard you guy's were the best., I also cant get into dos on this.

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#10
February 9, 2010 at 14:43:26
"i had another start up disk for 98se and both pc's tell me to remove the disk."

If the computer does not detect that the floppy is bootable, the bios will generate a message that there is no operating system, or to insert another disk, or similar. The bios will not try to boot anything else if the floppy is inserted and is not bootable.

A true 98 or 98SE Startup Disk floppy IS bootable. It's made either during Setup, or in Windows - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Startup Disk.

If the floppy does not work to boot your comptuer and other bootable floppies do, if it's a true bootable 98 or 98SE Startup Disk, it has developed bad sectors over time and that's why it isn't detected as bootable.

It's common for floppies to develop bad sectors over time.

"when i put my 98 back in it boots"

If you mean it boots with a floppy disk, then this should work fine:

At the command prompt
- type: C: (press enter), (C then the colon character) if you are not already at C:\> or similar

* You should see C:\> or similar *
If you get an error message you must type C then the colon character, then press Enter.

* If you see C:\some folder or
C:\some folder\some other folder\etc.
type: cd.. (Enter) (two dots after cd) until it says C:\> or similar , repeatedly if you need to. *

- type: dir command.com (press Enter)

(a space between dir and command.com)

If the date beside command.com is in 1999, you have 98SE on the hard drive, regardless of which version of 98 is on the boot floppy.

Tell us whether that date is in 1998 or 1999.



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#11
February 9, 2010 at 14:53:12
There is no scanreg.exe on a standard Win 98 or 98SE Startup Disk, even after it loads the compressed programs into the ram drive. I doubt there's one on a ME Startup Disk either. All of them do have Scandisk available.

Update - I found a ME Startup Disk and tried it - oops - it does have scanreg.



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#12
February 10, 2010 at 07:33:21
I think you miss the point of the startup disk. It is only to get your system booted with a basic DOS OS so that you can run your Windows 98 CD which has the rest of the tools needed to get your system running. Without the CD you will be able to do very little with the startup disk.

Now if you would tell us the EXACT error message so that we can see the exact DLL you are missing and we may be able to point to the internet where you can download the missing file.

P.S. you can get a Windows 98 ISO from the internet. Just use your key and not any of the keygens that come with the Bit Torrents....

http://www.bootdisks.us/windows-98/...

Once downloaded then you can use an ISO burner like IMGBurn to make the disk...

http://www.imgburn.com/

Good Luck.


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#13
February 10, 2010 at 08:04:41
DEERJIMMY has been posting all over the forums & a few have been deleted. In one of them he mentioned using the command DELTREE, so who knows what he has or doesn't have on the HDD anymore.

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#14
February 10, 2010 at 09:42:27
Well if he had any personal files like Pictures and Music then they are gone unless performs an Undelete *.* command. The problem is he would have to remember the first character of every file he deleted and hope no other files where written to the drive.

If this is indeed what has happened and you are not comfortable with DOS then I recommend getting professional help.


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#15
February 10, 2010 at 13:18:48
DEERJIMMY

Do you know what your WIN 98 or 98SE Product key is ??


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