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tomijon
03-14-2001, 12:00 PM
Thank`s for your help,
I tried what you advised(wsconfig), I don`t get the error message anymore but it still runs in safe mode even though it boots in normal.
I re-installed win98 but at the end of the installation it told me it
could not complete the installation cos some files where missing and to insert the win98 cd, when I browsed for the cd drive D to create a path it was`nt in the options,only hard drive C and floppy A are available.
Can you reccommend a way to clear all previous settings and maybe start from scratch?.
Thanks again, Tom.

Ghost_Hacker
03-14-2001, 12:26 PM
Windows has disabled the realmode driver that your CDROM drive is using. That's why you don't see it in the browse list and it's proably trying to install them. If you have a startup disk you can follow the steps at the bottom of this post to solve the problem.


The only way to "clear" all settings and start over without deleting Windows is to find a file call "system.dat" in your windows directory. Rename this file to "system.old". Now look for a file called "system.1st" at the root of your C drive. Copy this file into your windows directory and rename it to "system.dat". When you restart your computer Windows will behave as if you had just installed it. Your system will be returned to the state it was in when Windows was first installed.


Good Luck http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif


"Determining If the Real-Mode CD-ROM Drivers Work
------------------------------------------------

Before you configure your computer to use the real-mode CD-ROM drivers from the
Startup disk, verify that the drivers work with your CD-ROM drive. To do so,
follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer using the Windows 98 Startup disk. On the Startup menu,
choose Start Computer With CD-ROM Support.

2. Insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

3. Type "dir <drive>:" (without the quotation marks), and then press
ENTER, where <drive> is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive. Note
that the CD-ROM drive letter may be one letter higher than you expect.

If you can retrieve a directory of the CD-ROM, the real-mode drivers work with
your CD-ROM drive. If you cannot retrieve a directory, you must use the drivers
included with your CD-ROM drive.

Using the Startup Disk Real-Mode CD-ROM Drivers
-----------------------------------------------

To configure your computer to use the real-mode drivers from the Startup disk,
follow these steps:

1. If you have not already done so, restart your computer using the Windows 98
Startup disk.

2. Create a new folder on your hard disk and then copy files to the new folder.
To do so, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:

c:
mkdir rmcd
cd rmcd
a:
copy aspi2dos.sys c:
copy aspi4dos.sys c:
copy aspi8dos.sys c:
copy aspi8u2.sys c:
copy aspicd.sys c:
copy btdosm.sys c:
copy btcdrom.sys c:
copy flashpt.sys c:
copy himem.sys c:
copy oakcdrom.sys c:
copy c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe c:\rmcd
c:
dir

There should be 11 files in the new folder.

3. Make backup copies of your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files (if they exist).
To do so, type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER
after each command:

c:
cd \
copy autoexec.bat autoexec.sav
copy config.sys config.sav

4. Type "edit autoexec.bat" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

5. Add the following line to the Autoexec.bat file:

lh c:\rmcd\mscdex.exe /d:mscd001

6. On the File menu, click Save, and then click Exit on the File menu.

7. Type "edit config.sys" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

8. Add the following line to the Config.sys file:

device=c:\rmcd\himem.sys /testmem :Off

NOTE: If the Himem.sys line already exists, do not add the line above.

Add the following lines to the Config.sys file:

device=c:\rmcd\oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=c:\rmcd\btdosm.sys
device=c:\rmcd\flashpt.sys
device=c:\rmcd\btcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=c:\rmcd\aspi2dos.sys
device=c:\rmcd\aspi8dos.sys
device=c:\rmcd\aspi4dos.sys
device=c:\rmcd\aspi8u2.sys
device=c:\rmcd\aspicd.sys /D:mscd001
device=c:\rmcd\flashpt.sys
files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
lastdrive=z

9. On the File menu, click Save, and then click Exit on the File menu.

10. Remove the Startup disk and then restart your computer normally."


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[This message has been edited by Ghost_Hacker (edited 03-14-2001).]

sea69
03-14-2001, 12:30 PM
WOW- GH...... we ( I ) should set you up on paypal.. your to good to be free.. hehe http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Ghost_Hacker
03-14-2001, 01:10 PM
It's nothing really.... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/cool.gif


tomijon---- Windows is trying to install the Protected mode drivers for your CD drive not the real mode ones ( which it disabled). Just in case I confused you.

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bassvax
03-14-2001, 05:54 PM
Man, Sea was not kidding about that Ghost. I copied that puppy into a document for future reference. Thanks http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Paleo Pete
03-15-2001, 05:52 AM
Nicely done GH.

One thing I'd like to add. OK, two...

1. The registry is comprised of two files, system.dat and user.dat.

2. system.da0 and user.da0 will replace the last known good copy, instead of the original made after the installation. That also means you won't lose registry entries to programs installed since the original windows install. If you're running win98 scanreg allows a choice of 4 copies.

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