I just added a slaved HDD to my 600 Mhz Win98se system. Shortly there after the original Samsung 2GB HDD master stopped.
When I start now, I first get a Microsoft Registry Checker DOS screen with the message "Repair Results - Windows found an error in your system files and was unable to fix the problem. Try deleting some files to free up disk space on your Windows drive. If that doesn't work then you will need to install Windows to a new directory <OK>"
After "OK", I get:
Registry file not found."...".
XMS cache problem ."...".
The Windows Registry or SYSTEM.INI file ."...".
Finally, I get a message "While initializing device SHELL: cannot find or load required file KRNL386.EXE. File was not found. Press any key to continue...", where upon the box powers off.
I have an OnTrack SystemSuite 3.0 Emergency Rescue Disk that I can boot from. Its tools allow me to scan the drive. It detects errors but causes the HDD to lock when it tries to write the fix.
Just when I was planning to move my files to the new drive! What can I do to?