- I need a file called ios.VXD. It is a Windows 98 file that became corrupted
and is no longer useable on my computer, but I need it to open Windows. I
do not have a Windows 98 disk at hand as mine came in CAB files on my
computer hard drive and now Windows will not open. But it opens with the
emergeny boot disk however,to the A:\ and from there I can open C:\ and
install the file. But as of now it will not even let me open in the safe
mode without this file.
Let me not judge my fellowman,
But understand them, Lord, and when
the casting of stones begins,
Remind me of my many sins. Vandegrift
- At 11:05 AM 8/12/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I need a file called ios.VXD.Here are both of them plus the others from that dir
Just copy them into the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32 directory.
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- At 09:17 AM 08/12/2002 -0700, Jim Hall wrote:
>At 11:05 AM 8/12/2002 -0500, you wrote:I'd try sending those privately as I don't believe the list allows attachments?
> >I need a file called ios.VXD.
>Here are both of them plus the others from that dir
- Hi Julie,
> > Here are both of them plus the others from that dirYou though correctly; no attachments allowed.
>I'd try sending those privately as I don't believe the list
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On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 11:05:25 -0500, Ed Brown wrote:
-->I need a file called ios.VXD. It is a Windows 98 file that became
-->and is no longer useable on my computer, but I need it to open
-->do not have a Windows 98 disk at hand as mine came in CAB files on
-->computer hard drive and now Windows will not open. But it opens with
-->emergeny boot disk however,to the A:\ and from there I can open C:\
-->install the file. But as of now it will not even let me open in the
-->mode without this file.
i am catching up on emails after being away from computers for a few
days, so this may already have been answered since i haven't made it
through this thread yet.
as long as you have a win98 startup disk, this can be done from a
command prompt using the extract command which is on the startup disk.
i keep my cab files in the directory c:\cabs and the first cab file is
the structure of the command is:
extract PATH /a FILENAME /l DESTINATION
the /a switch will process all cab files starting with the first one
listed in the PATH, so you always want to start at base4.cab unless you
know the specific cab file that contains your file (ios.vxd is in
win98_54.cab , btw)
the /l switch is the destination where the file will be extracted to.
in the case of ios.vxd , you should extract to c:\windows\system\vmm32
you can also add /y in front of the /a switch and this will overwrite
you may have to adjust the PATH to fit your needs, but this is the
syntax i would use on my machine:
extract c:\cabs\base4.cab /a ios.vxd /l c:\windows\system\vmm32
it is certainly possible to dual boot win98 and linux; i am doing it
now with mandrake 8.2 on my desktop machine.
my laptop dual boots win2k and debian. they key is to make sure that
the linux distribution you choose supports your hardware, or you have
to be willing to do some hunting to find the appropriate packages to
support your hardware.
mandrake's website has lots of info on what hardware it supports and
it's installation is one of the easiest of all linux distributions,
though most of the more popular distros now have fairly easy to use
you also want to make sure that the first OS installed is the microsoft
OS, because it insists on ownership of MBR. linux is more flexible and
the included bootloaders (LILO or grub) can handle boot options. you
can also set linux to boot from a floppy.
to do the repartitioning so that you can add linux, i've had good luck
with partition magic in the past, but i know some have had problems
also. there are lots of other solutions for repartitioning, and once
you have a linux install, there are linux tools that are pretty good
linux has lots of text editor options, but none as cool as notetab!