My friend brought his PC round which is running W98 with a few problems. He has uninstalled some software like Norton System Works as he no longer requires it and some games that won't run properly because it is old and slow, AMD K6 500Mhz with 124Mb RAM and an 8Gig HDD.
On booting it up we get the following messages (before Windows loads);
Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application. The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.
If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.
If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.
Also for Vnetsup.vxd, Vredir.vxd, Dfs.vxd and Vserve
I just hit Enter button 4 times and the PC continues loading Windows and everything appears to be fine.
I was getting another error saying, Unable to load the dynamic link library: Msnp32.dll.
The system cannot find the file specified: Microsoft Network
I have managed to resolve that one by downloading a couple of files and sticking them in C/Win/Sytem directory.
The only thing that I can not configure is the Network Card (Linksys Etherfast 10/100 LAN card).
Oh yes and he has temporarily 'misplaced' his Win98 CD so can't get them from there.
I have searched the net with Google but can't find a site to download them for free.