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BIG problem with Windows 98, DOS, and mww\dll, need to recover hdd

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by USMAMyer, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. USMAMyer

    USMAMyer Guest

    Alright here we go.
    Got a computer im working on for a relative, its a dinosaur of sorts, an IBM thinkpad 765L. He uses it for an a/c company he runs in South Florida, and summer is fast approaching.(needless to say, this is the busy season)
    The problem is that upon startup, dos gives an error about MWW\DLL, i will type exactly what the message is below.




    C:\>REM The following is used by DOS games to recognize Sound Blaster hardware.

    C:\>REM If hardware settings are changed, please change this line as well.

    C:\>REM See the Mwave README file for instructions.

    C:\>SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1



    This program requires Microsoft Windows.


    This is exactly what the screen looks like verbatim. Ive tried a million different things including boot disks and editing the autoexec.bat and config.sys files which i use the command - C:\>edit autoexec.bat and get "bad command or file name" in return. When i check the directory i see that the files are intact but cannot edit them. i have also tried other forms of hdd regenerators and BartPE discs but i am unable (probably just too stupid) to boot.

    My knowledge of DOS coding extends to very little work when i was about 10 years old and small fixes over the years. Any advice, even the smallest thing i might be overlooking, will be greatly appreciated.
  2. USMAMyer

    USMAMyer Guest

    By the way, all i really need to do is recover the address book from the computer, then i can reformat the drive if i can figure that one out.

    I would also like to mention that this computer has a CD (NOT DVD) drive and of course, no floppy drive because that would make things easier.


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