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Whish to copy files from windows 98 to windows xp

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If its just a regular file, you can use a usb flash drive to transfer it to XP, but if it requires a special application to open the file, make sure that the program or software will run on XP environment.

keep me posted, thanks!

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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NTLDR is missing


this is a very common Issue:NTLDR is Missing.
Related errors:

Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.

NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart

Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Causes:

  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.

Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
hope that it will be help full
thanks

Oct 27, 2010 | Dell Operating Systems

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Recreate the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar


To re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch
toolbar, follow these steps....

1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a
file with the following lines:
[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop
2. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf
in the WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder. Note
that Notepad may automatically append a .txt extension
to the file name. Remove this extension if Notepad
adds it. These steps do not work if the file is named
Show Desktop.scf.txt.
3. Quit Notepad.
4. Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click
the Show Desktop .scf file, and then click Create
Shortcut.
5. Copy the new shortcut to the appropriate folder. In
Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98, copy the shortcut
to this folder: WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet
ExplorerQuick Launch

In Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000,
copy the shortcut to this folder: WinNTSystem32
In Microsoft Windows XP, copy the shortcut to the
following folder: WINDOWSSystem32ConfigSystemprofileApplication
DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

6. Rename the shortcut to Desktop.
The Show Desktop icon automatically appears on the
Quick Launch toolbar.
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Reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355/EN-US/

on Jun 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Want to Backup and check your Windows Activation use WinKeyFinder


The latest version of this program is v1.73 released March 2010 I use this to encrypt my Windows Activation keys the v1.72 is great for backing up and restoring your wpa.dbl activation file
  • Supports Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and more - 32 bit
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 64 bit versions
  • Supports MS Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, and 2010 - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Many Enhanced features
  • Removed the title RC from it.

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This New version has the following Features Removed that were in version 1.72RC:
  • Removed Password Generator
  • Removed Activation Backup/ Restore
  • Many Internal features
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I liked it so much I created a U3 installer file for v1.72 to backup my activation files for future installs download the installer HERE from my Sky Drive make sure that you also save a copy of your Volume Serial for the Primary Drive Partition this will change each time you install another copy of the DOS or add a Hard Drive

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on Mar 31, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Mwsbar.dll & m3plugin.dll files missing


Download the files from
m3plugin.dll---->http://www.mediafire.com/?k6blbjrbtvzxkq7
mwsbar.dll---->http://www.mediafire.com/?pvmo4vzkt44r3i4
Copy and Paste the above file into the below mentioned directory
C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP, Vista, 7).
**Make sure overwrite any existing files (but make a backup copy of the original file).
**Reboot your computer.

Oct 09, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How to fix ntdlr is missing?


substitute the NTLDR file in the right place. if you have access to another computer, copy the NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM which is available from the recovery CD which comes with computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, they were available from another computer using the same Operating System (Windows XP in your case). The location was C:\i386\ntldr C:\i386\ntdetect.com then use a bootable disc to restart the computer (the Win XP bootable CD may not work, a Win 98 bootable CD will work). After entering MS DOS mode, copy these 2 files to the C drive in the proper location. After restart, then pressing F10 on start up (used for system recovery on my computer), start the repair of Windows via system recovery (which was not possible earlier). This reinstalled all Windows drivers and system files, while preserving all data on my computer.

Jul 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I need a copy of windows xp with registry key


Contact any retail computer-store, or shop on eBay or AMAZON.
They can still sell you a "Windows XP Upgrade" kit,
to allow upgrades from Windows 98 (assuming that you still have your Windows 98 CD-ROM) to XP.

Jul 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with...

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I need drive for transcend d33193 usbdrive


I think this is a Windows 98 forum. If so, I may have a solution.

Download and install this free (Generic Storage USB Device) driver named "wtgenusb-zip" from DriverGuide.com. Register with DriverGuide.com for free membership. Use their search tools using keywords like "Window 98", "USB", "Storage" and look for "wtgenusb-zip".

It's a rediculously small file to download, only 11Kb. The "zip" file must be extracted which can be done on any computer running Windows XP, then copy the files over on a floppy disk. However extracting it on a computer running Windows 98 will require a seperate program like "Winzip" or "Pkunzip" (for DOS).

Copy the extracted files to any folder of your choice on your Win98 machine. Use the "Install Hardware Wizard" to navigate to that folder to install the driver to enable your USB storage device.

WTGENUSB worked great for me, permitting my Win98 to access my USB Flash drives, 250Gb Portable hard drive, and Digital Camera card reader. Good luck.

Jan 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 shows asms missing


My understanding of this problem is as follows: When you put the Windows XP CD into the drive and switch on the computer Windows starts from the CD. In order to access the CD it uses the BIOS. However, at a certain point it decides to use its own drivers instead of using the BIOS. Oops! it doesn't have the right driver because your CD drive is too new, so it can't read the CD, and thus can't continue the install. The solution then is to copy all the necessary files onto a place where Windows can read the files. Solution 1 Do you have another computer? Take the hard drive out of the machine you are installing and put it into the second machine as a secondary hard drive. Switch on the second machine and copy the i386 directory and all its files and subdirectories from the Windows install CD on to the secondary hard drive. Remove the hard drive and put it back into the machine you are installing and switch it on. When Windows then asks for the missing file you can direct it to the I386 directory on the hard drive. This should be C:\I386. It will ask for the location of about 10 files. Give the same answer each time. Solution 2 You will need a bootable CD such as Hiren's boot CD, and a second CD drive. Put Hiren's into the primary CD drive. Put the Windows CD into the second CD drive. Switch on, and choose the mini XP Copy the I386 directory and all its sub-directories onto the hard drive. Again, when Windows asks for the location of the files direct it to the appropriate directory on the hard drive.

Feb 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Networking probs.


Your running a windows 98 server? Do you not mean Windows NT server?
Windows 98 was not made to server as a server, there is no inherit file security permissions in place; just simple file/folder sharing.

If you need a simple file server, I would upgrade your 98 machine to windows 2000 or NT4.

Windows XP Professional works as a much more effective simple file server with much better security features.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Jan 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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