Laptop died, msvcrt not present, sfc in dos?

  Epirb406 22:07 22 Dec 2003


Dell laptop, not booting because error message, msvcrt.dll not present.

Would like to run sfc but can't as when booted with floppy am told sfc can't run in dos.

Would reinstall but don't know how, win 98 files on hard drive and floppy and CD rom are interchangable, ie cd not recognised as not present when booting.

Any ideas people?

cheers, epirb.

  Epirb406 22:28 22 Dec 2003

Will let you know progress.

No, can't get in to safe mode.

If this doesn't work and I download the .dll, what do I do with it?

Thanks, Epirb.

  Epirb406 22:37 22 Dec 2003

ran scanreg/fix, rebooted

now have message that explorer won't load, I will have to reinstall indows 98. Click OK and get message msvcrt.dll not found.

OK VoG, remind me of the dos file copy commands, now that really was a long time ago!

Cheers, Epirb.

  Epirb406 22:55 22 Dec 2003

Now saying can't read a:

this not a virus is it?

This machine not protected and I did judt try to install PC juke box.


  Epirb406 23:08 22 Dec 2003

Copying the .dll did it, thanks VoG and Madboy too.

Would love to know what happened there and must make a resue disk!!

Cheers and thanks, Epirb.

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