needing help win.com

Microsoft Windows 98 version upgrade
March 15, 2010 at 22:51:44
Specs: Windows 98
Attempting to get files off of my parents old computer,
with windows 98 installed on it... had a 250 mb parallel
zip drive that I was using because the cd burner is
broken, no ethernet cable, and every jump drive I used
would not be recognized (pnp not supported
obviously).... after loading iomega software off cd
attempted to get files onto zip disks... was not
recognized and checked bios settings, after doing this
I've gotten win.com missing message... after getting
this message able to load file and after rebooting
getting stuck on win98 logo screen, tried booting in
safemode and am now getting message stating "the
program has caused overflow error, if problem
persists contact program vendor"... all I want to do is
transfer files off this computer and go office space on
it with a baseball bat... I have a functional xp computer
as well... need some suggestions...

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#1
March 16, 2010 at 00:09:18
Get a good hard drive and install windows on it and use this hard drive as a slave on that system. Missing win.com messages CAN be fixed, but most times a spare hard drive with a quicky install of windows on it is the faster way to access your files, especially if you are looking forward to some target practice anyway.

Lee


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#2
March 16, 2010 at 04:56:59
Just pull the HDD & temporarily slave it to your XP machine.

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#3
March 16, 2010 at 21:13:51
Yeah, it'd probably be easier to pull the drive and put it in another computer. But you might try this:

Boot up and use F8 and choose 'safe mode command prompt only' from the menu. Then at the c:\> prompt type scanreg/restore and enter. Choose a registry to restore from just before you installed the Iomega software.

Then reboot and see if you get to the normal desktop screen. If so, google iodrvf-w98-x86-403.exe. That's just the drivers; no other software crap. Download and run that file.

Also make sure in cmos/bios setup that the parallel port is configured as Enhanced Parallel Port or Bidirectional.

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#4
March 16, 2010 at 21:45:26
I'm definitely okay with making the hdd a slave drive, however
didn't know if that would work since xp already loaded... as
you can tell I know just enough to get myself in trouble

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#5
March 16, 2010 at 22:00:50
"XP already loaded"? Not sure what you mean by that. You've installed XP on the 98 drive? Or you're unclear on what connecting it as a slave means?

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#6
March 16, 2010 at 23:08:09
I said that backwards I meant that 98 is already on the hdd I
do know how to go about the physical connection just the
setup that I'm not sure about

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#7
March 16, 2010 at 23:55:10
First pull the power cord on both computers. Put the 98 drive in the XP computer on the same cable as the XP hard drive. You'll probably need to adjust the jumpers. If the hard drive in the XP machine is jumpered as 'master' then the 98 drive needs to jumpered as 'slave'. If the XP drive is jumpered as 'cable select' (cs) then the 98 drive also needs to be jumpered as CS.

For CS, cable position matters. The booting drive (XP) needs to be on the end connection. The slave drive (98) needs to be on the center connection.

Attach the power connections to the drives and the power cable to the PC and turn on the computer. If all goes right, it'll boot to XP and the 98 drive will show up in 'my computer' and you can transfer files in the normal manner.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#8
March 18, 2010 at 13:14:26
That worked thanks so much guys!

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#9
March 18, 2010 at 13:49:14
You're welcome. We're glad you got it going.

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