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Old 04-15-2005, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get the following message when I boot windows 98. Following file is missing or corrupt: command.com Type the name of the command interpreter. I've gone on to microsoft's website to check the problem. Told me to type sys c: in the command prompt, but I just get a bad command. Anyone have any suggestions about repairing this file?
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Try going to bootdisk.com and picking up a Windows 98 bootdisk. Boot off that, and then when you get to the prompt, try typing in sys c:
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Ugh, you can find command.com online free download. If that's your problem, I'm not exactly sure about all of your problem by your description.
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hey macdude, that's the problem, I have a boot disk, and I did try sys c:, but I get the bad command or file name. As said in my original question.
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there should be a command.com on your 98 CD, just copy that to your C:\
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It's not giving me access to command.com. It says access denied.
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from the CD or from the hard drive?
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Have you tried over-writing the file? Boot with that floppy to the command prompt and try this command :

xcopy a:\ c:windows\(command dir) /s

That should replace the file and cure your issue. If it doesn't I know a couple of other dos techniques to get that file replaced so just yell.
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