Question about Microsoft Windows 98 for PC
When a newbe tried to delete unwanted things from a full disk, too much was deleted & the computer stopped working, mouse stopped, disk drive wouldn't open. I put the drive in my external & reformatted it but when putting it back into the original computer I had the same result. The disk drive still wouldn't open & I luckily had a win98 start up floppy. It couldn't install 98 because it said the device MSCD001 was missing. I've never tried to fix anything like this before & I am clearly not an experience in this area so I'm not sure what else to do. I tried several different things that were listed in the help section of the 98 startup floppy. What I did find out is that in MS-DOS when I put in FDISK.exe the message I got was "no fixed disks present". When I did a scandisk.exe it said "there were no problems with the A or C drive." when putting in sys.com it said "required parameter missing". when I did ext enter, E:\win98 it went through alot of things that I said yes or no to, I said yes to most of them & the last thing I got was it wanted the names of the files to extract. I have no clue. I'm thinking that this computer is just dead, I know MS isn't supporting 98 anymore that is what was on the drive. I do have a 98se disk that I was going to install if the disk drive door opened. I don't know what she deleted but I know that this is a huge problem. She has no money so I was going to try to fix it but at this point I don't know if it is possible. It also told me that it needed to be partitioned but I couldn't find out how to do it in the help. What do you think? Should I just forget it cause it's dead? Anything I can do to fix it? She's now using my computer.
I want know window-98 cmmmand.
Posted on May 10, 2008
If I may add to the two other posts. 1. MSCD001.sys is a systems file that tells your DOS that you have a CD drive. It goes with the command MSCDEX.exe. Both are necessary to run with your autoexec.bat & config.sys for you to access the CD in DOS; 2. FDIsk will delete the old partition and create a new one. You should make sure however that the newly created partition is also set to Active, otherwise it will not be bootable; 3. DOS Format command will format the newly created partition to FAT32; 4. If drives are not recognized, then you should go to your BIOS/CMOS setup and let the PC autodetect what drives are installed. Please remember that you have to set your HD as master and your CD as slave (jumpers) if using a single IDE flat cable. Likewise, save the configuration before exiting the CMOS/BIOS. If still undetected (both HD and CD), then perhaps you have a dead HD/CD or defective IDE cable; 5. A nice bootdisk is provided by NerdLabs (http://www.nerdlabs.org/bootdisks/). It has also a few utilities that you can use to check the HD as well as have CD support when booting; 6. You of course have to set your PC to boot from the CD drive in your CMOS/BIOS if using the 98CD or A if using the boot98 diskette; and 7. some comments on your initial post: a. ...FDISK.exe..."no fixed disks present" - the HD was not detected, let the PC autodetect in CMOS/BIOS (press del to enter during POST); b...sys.com..."required parameter missing" - the complete syntax should be sys.com c: when you format you can also do format.com c: /s to automatically transfer system files after formatting. Hope this be of additional help/idea. Pls post back how things turn up or should you need further information. good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
I think its a virus problem.so scan all your drives.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
She probably deleted C:\WIndows directory. Try using a paperclip on the Bypass Eject hole of your CD Drive. http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/migr-41559.jpg
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
Reinstall your OS in the safe mode dos prompt by booting it with OS cd.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
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