no window 98 start up anymore

August 2, 2011 at 11:45:28
Specs: Windows 98
override standard configgm
" ntkern
" udf
" vcomm
" vfat
" vmcpd
" vmouse

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August 2, 2011 at 13:39:45
Not sure what you are after or what the question is....

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August 2, 2011 at 14:49:03
toshiba laptop win 98 worked well when i booted it today
i found these error messages,perhaps not error messages,but new to 98 start up does not appear as it has in past.i still have "dos"any help would be apreciated.thanks!


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August 2, 2011 at 18:34:51
Just a guess....the drivers.vxd ( ? going from memory) file is where 98 stored all the drivers in a contiguous file. Those names you listed in first post appear to be driver files. That file may have become corrupt and Win 98 is searching to rebuild the file? I have started 98 in safe mode and removed all the devices from device manager to have it rebuild that file by booting normally. Make sure you have any necessary 3rd party drivers accessable if you do this.
If it is really corrupt, it may require a fresh install, booting from the WIn98 CD.
Then there is the chance hardware has failed.
It's a tough call at the moment.
How does the config.sys file and autoexec.bat file look when you list the contents?
edit config.sys or edit autoexec.bat
should work if the path statement is being processed.

The answers are here, might take a bit of searching to locate.
Ask as you go....

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August 2, 2011 at 23:40:27
It's configmg not configgm. You may want to google the correct spelling for additional help. Also check the vmm32.vxd discussion here:

and here:

Note that in the event your vmm32.vxd is corrupted you can usually use a copy from another 98 machine. You'll want the same version--FE or SE. But don't do that yet.

First try a registry restore. At the c:\> prompt type scanreg/restore and enter. Choose to restore a registry from before you had the problem. When it's done, reboot and see what happens.

If that doesn't do it and you suspect the problem is with vmm32.vxd you can manually add the files (the ones it lists) to the windows\system\vmm32 folder. The files are probably located in the windows and/or windows\system folder and you can copy them using the dos COPY command.

If you can't find them I can probably email them. If so, send me a private message with you email address, the list of files and your 98 version. If you don't know your version, type ver and enter at the c:\> prompt and post back what it says. You have to boot from the hard drive and not a bootdisk or it'll give the version on the bootdisk which may not be the version on your hard drive.

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