Pentium 4 machine and I unable to boot windows 98

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Hi,

I’ve a Pentium 4 machine and I unable to boot windows 98 from it. It seems that MSDOS.SYS file is corrupt.

When I put a working version that file get deleted by itself.

(There are some garbled characters in the MSDOS.SYS file. That’s why I think that file is corrupted)

I’m waiting for a solution for this.

Thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #154293

Pentium 4 machine and I unable to boot windows 98

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Hi Chet!

The problem you are having with booting windows 98 could be solved in two ways

a) Repairing or replacing the corrupt file (MSDOS.SYS)

b) Formatting the whole computer and reinstalling a fresh copy of windows 98 operating system.

Replacing corrupt file

1. To do this all you need is to use a windows 98 startup disk which you can create yourself. If you have a floppy drive you can create this by right clicking on the drive then choose format and create system files. You can then you this to start your system.  In command prompt A:, type: SYS F: (where X is your Startup drive). This will copy the new file to your system.

2. You can also do this by restarting your computer> A: then type: scan disk all. This scans your computer to show where the problem is then tries to fix automatically

3. Restart your computer in safe mode and try to fix your file using the help feature. Or insert windows 98 Cd to fix the missing file.

Formatting computer

This procedure can lead to data loss so be sure to back all files to external drives or to a different partition of your computer that does not contain windows 98 OS. Insert the windows 98 CD and restart the computer. The computer should boot from CD 1st then follow the prompts till successfully installed.

Thank you,

Henry.

Answered By 0 points N/A #154294

Pentium 4 machine and I unable to boot windows 98

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Hi Chet,

I thought deeply and worked on your problem but I got nothing but formatting everything.

The problem you are facing, actually it has no solution but formatting.

First format Windows drive if it doesn't work, you should format all drives.

I think everything will be alright.

Thanks for asking.

Hathy

 

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