I have an old Hi-Grade laptop running Windows 98SE. A friend has requested this for non-internet use, just WP and Excel. In deleting programs and cleaning it up I must have accidentally erased a file – Windows\System\MSVCRT.DLL.
On a restart Windows loads almost to the Password screen and then a screen note confirms that this file is missing. This also happens in Safe Mode.
I have a copy of this missing file on both a memory stick and also a 3.5” floppy. I can access a C: prompt on the laptop but cannot load the file. It appears that the computer does recognise any other drive/input device?
I do have a copy of Windows 98SE but somehow I have lost the Authentication code.
Fruit bat - that is what I thought. Although I saved the file as msvcrt.dll - it says when |I DIR the floppy on the laptop that ther are 19 files! If I try to copy these over individually I get a message saying 0 files copied!
Well I did manage to copy over the missing file - may have been a dodgy floppy!! I now can acess Windows so can I do a repair with a scannow type routine as with XP? I have found that ther are one or two other missing files
1. Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu. If you are running Windows Me, start your computer with the startup disk. 2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type cd\windows\command, and then press ENTER. Where windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.
3. At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER. 4. Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.NOTE: A properly working registry has the word "Started" next to the date.
5. When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer.