Sod it, don't worry about those files being missing, they're useful but not crucial, except for edit.com. You need this to alter the config/autoexec files.
Just remembered of course, that not all these files are visible on the standard 98 boot disk, but they are placed in the ram drive when you boot from it (Ram drive should show up as the D drive when boot disk has loaded)
What you need to do then, is use your win98 machine, insert blank floppy, go to command prompt (dos) & type : format a: /s
This will create a very basic boot disk.
Next go to windows explorer & copy the following files on to the floppy :
Make sure you copy these files from either C:\windows\command
Then go back to command prompt, & type: edit a:\autoexec.bat
This will open a blank text file in edit. Add the lines :
mscdex.exe /D:mscd001 /L
Save & close edit.
Next at the command prompt, type : edit a:\config.sys
Add the following lines :
save & close
Boot the laptop from this disk. When booted, type:
when thats completed, copy all files from floppy to c: drive. If system asks you if you wish to overwrite a file, say No.
Remove floppy drive, insert CD & reboot