I recently installe win 98 on my second hard drive but it keeps telling me file "data.cab" is missing when I try to install certain games. What is this file used for and how do I install this? Is there any way I could repair my instalation of win 98 without wipeing out and doing a clear installation. Win xp has an option that allows the repair function, can I do something similar with win 98?
I have tried sfc but the option asks me extract the file from the installation disk but I dont even know what the file is for, leave alone trying to find it on the instalation disk. sfc repairs certain files but not the Dats.cab file.
One of the prog was from last months issue of pc advisor, I was trying to install zone alarm for my recently installed win 98. Today I tried installing London race or something along those line and again its a genuine cd from a proper dealer, pc advisor given a dodgy zone alarm prog on its DVD's, I dont think so. There must be something we are missing here. Is there a way of repairing the 98 installation?
When an installation reports that a certain file cannot be found, it's usually because the installation is looking in the wrong place. The full extent of the message sometimes gives a clue as to where it ought to be looking - so can you please give any supporting texts when the error occurs.
Thanks for the info but win 98 is my C drive simply because its my son's computer and he has lots of games that are 98 compatable so I have actually made the 98 as my master drive, it just make it easier for him to load 98 as its the main drive he would frequently use.