vgaoem.fon Problems

September 15, 2005 at 02:05:52
Specs: XP, ??

Have slight problem in that when Windows (XP) loads is says it cannot find this file - vgaoem.fon. I have followed the instructions in the windows guide - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315338 - using the recovery CD that came with my laptop. However when I get to expanding the file from the CD it says the file or directory was not recognised - any ideas????

Danny


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#1
September 15, 2005 at 02:24:43

Well, for starters, in order to expand the file, you need to HAVE the file.

No tellin' what's on a recovery CD.

Search your CD for vgaoem.fo_

If it's there, this should work:

expand u:\i386\vgaoem.fo_ vgaoem.fon

If not, here's a copy for you:

http://Golden-Triangle.com/vgaoem.fon


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#2
September 15, 2005 at 03:03:34

Great thanks!

So if i copy this file to any disk and go through the same process it should work??

Will i need to insert my current CD in order to get to the recovery console and then insert the disk with this file on it??

Thanks again!

Danny


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#3
September 15, 2005 at 03:13:49

I would simply put the file in the windows/system32 folder and see if that solves your problem.

I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.


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#4
September 15, 2005 at 03:41:28

Thanks!

Sorry for being really stupid but how do i do that without going into Windows - as i am not able to start Windows without this file.

Thanks,

Danny


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#5
September 15, 2005 at 18:50:33

Hi Danny,

Can you boot on a floppy?


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#6
September 16, 2005 at 01:53:10

Afriad not - dont have a floppy drive - only CD....

Danny


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#7
September 16, 2005 at 03:12:00

Hi Danny,

Well, you need to boot on something.

What box are you using to post here?

Can you use it to make a boot CD?


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#8
September 16, 2005 at 03:59:47

Yes this is my work computer i am using at the moment - is it possible to make a boot CD on this that will work on my home laptop??

Thank you so much!!

Danny


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#9
September 16, 2005 at 04:24:03

If it has a CDR burner and software that will let you make a boot CD [Nero, CDRWin etc] get a floppy boot image at:

www.bootdisk.com

w98se should do it.

Before you go through all that, is the problem PC formatted NTFS? if so, you won't be able to write the file to it in DOS.

In that case your only way to go is to put the HD which needs the file into a working w2k/XP box and copy the file there.



If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#10
September 16, 2005 at 05:28:03

Great - i dont think it is NTFS formatted - we'll see!!

So... if i download

Windows 98 SE OEM | Mirror1 | 2 | 3

and then burn the file to the CD then it should boot up the laptop to a dos prompt where i can then copy the file??

at the dos prompt should i type the same stuff as microsoft suggest:

expand CD-ROM drive:\i386\vgaoem.fo_ drive:\windows\system

or something else??

Thanks

D

Danny


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#11
September 16, 2005 at 06:35:35

The file you get from bootdisk.com is a "floppy maker". I don't remember if it's an exe or a ZIP with an exe in it. You can figure it out. Make the boot floppy.

Then fire up the CD writer software and choose to make a boot CD. It will ask you for the boot floppy.

Also put the vgaoem.fon on the CD.

See reply #1



If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#12
September 16, 2005 at 06:42:25

Great!

Does it matter that it is Windows 98 SE and i am using XP??

Thanks again - fingers crossed!!

Danny


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#13
September 16, 2005 at 06:45:38

No


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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