My pal runs Win98 and on rebooting a couple of days ago, he got a message "A required .dll file c:\msvcrt.dll was not found". On ticking "OK", he got "Error loading Explorer.exe. You must re-install Windows". After clicking "OK" four or five times, this message vanished and the whole thing started again "A required file etc...". We tried to reinstall Win98, using his CD Rom but the missing file notice came up again. I cannot make out why this should be so, because surely all the required files would be on the CD Rom? Anyway, I tried to extract the file from the CD Rom using a Windows start-up floppy and installled as follows:- From E:\Win98 File required msvcrt.dll To C:\windows\system and it appeared to do this, but we are still getting the "missing file" message when we reboot. I am baffled and would appreciate any help. Thanks Alan H.
Thanks Vog, but I've tried that and several other combinations. I still don't understand why the original Windows 98 programe CD won't run because of an existing corrupt file on the original installation. The file seemed to extract when we tried it, but as you see, we are still no nearer.