DUX COMPUTER DIGEST

 

Site Search

Site Info

Home » Forums » Forum Archives » Operating Systems » Topic # 284

Windows 98 boot-up stops
Davo Jun-20-01 05:08 AM
after the splash screen, goes to a DOS prompt with the message: HIMEM.SYS not found.

Can I just copy the HIMEM file from the Start-up disk to the C:/WINDOWS directory to correct?

My friend says he started deleting duplicate files that Norton Utilities indicated he probably didn't need.


Athlon 700 @ 700
MSI K7T Pro 256MB Cas 2
32 MB GeForce 2 GTS
Win 2000 Pro/Win ME dual boot


1. RE: Windows 98 boot-up stops
lbyard Jun-20-01 05:48 AM
In response to message 0
If it's missing it sure wouldn't hurt anything to copy it. Larry

2. RE: Windows 98 boot-up stops
Davo Jun-20-01 02:47 PM
In response to message 1
I used the DOS Copy command to replace the HIMEM file into the C:/WINDOWS directory, and the system then booted. Interesting, I hadn't used DOS in so long it took a couple of tries before I got the correct verbage ... The system pauses for a few seconds at the Menu offering the selection of Normal-SafeMode-Step-by-Step, etc. ANy thoughts about that one?

Either way, I think I'll dust off your "How-To" install Win 98 instruction and do a clean install...

Athlon 700 @ 700
MSI K7T Pro 256MB Cas 2
32 MB GeForce 2 GTS
Win 2000 Pro/Win ME dual boot


3. RE: Windows 98 boot-up stops
lbyard Jun-20-01 03:34 PM
In response to message 2
Windows is probably not shutting down correctly. My guess: another missing file, such as the .wav file with the shutdown sound. Larry

| Home | Guides | How to | Reviews | Online Store | FAQ | Forums | Forum Archives |
| Links | News | Newsletter | About Dux | Advertising | Contact Info | Privacy |