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About WJCR

  • Birthday 05/21/1982
  1. Help needed with new hard drive

    I found out what the problem was, and I have solved it. The partition on the new hard drive was non-bootable. The new hard drive came with a Data Lifeguard Tools CD-ROM. I installed the program that came on that CD-ROM and when I opened that program, I saw that it said "Bootable: no" for the partition on the new hard drive. Another part of the program is for copying from one disk or partition to another, and using that makes the destination partition bootable. However, the WAV files in the WINDOWS\MEDIA folder weren't all copied correctly -- when I restored a minimized window, I heard the sound it's supposed to make when Windows is shutting down, and there were several files with no extension in that folder. I haven't found any other problems with the files on the new hard disk. Since it was the only hard drive in the computer at the time, I think it had the drive letter C:.
  2. Help needed with new hard drive

    I put the old hard drive back in the computer and made a Win98 startup diskette. Then, I took the old hard drive back out and started the computer from the floppy disk. I typed SYS C: and then pushed enter. Also, I typed FDISK /MBR and then pushed enter, as the hard drive manufacturer's website says to do if there is a "NO OS FOUND" error message. That didn't seem to do any good; when I tried to restart the computer without the Win98 startup diskette, again I got the "Operating system not found" error message. After that, I started the computer from the Win98 startup diskette again and typed C:\WINDOWS\win.com and pressed enter. When I did that, I got an error message that said: Invalid VxD dynamic link call from CDUDF + 00000190 to device "048B", service I. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run the Windows setup program again to correct this problem. To continue running Windows press Y or ENTER. To quit the current program press N. If you continue running Windows, your system may become unstable. Do you want to continue? Press Y for Yes or N for No: Y When I pushed Y, I got an error message that said: VFAT Device Initialization Failed A device or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading. System halted. Do any of you know why that would happen and what could be done about it? Do you mean that causes it to say "Operating system not found"? I thought that was about problems with storing more than 137GB on the hard drive. My hard drive only has about 16GB on it, so I wouldn't think there'd be anything beyond that limit. How do I find out if my BIOS supports 48-bit LBA? My computer is an HP Pavillion 6633C. If it doesn't support 48-bit LBA, do you mean I will have to reformat the hard drive?
  3. Help needed with new hard drive

    How do I get that update?
  4. I bought a new hard drive today (the one I asked about in my first post). I used FDisk and then formatted the new hard disk. After I formatted it, I could access it and put files on it while running Win98SE on my old hard disk, but it said it could only hold 127GB even though the box said 160GB. First, I tried copying all the files from my old hard disk to the new one. I thought I should be able to boot the computer from the new hard disk then, but when I tried, it said "Operating system not found". Then, I took the original hard drive out of the computer and used the system recovery CD-ROM. There did not seem to be any problem with the system recovery while I was doing that, but then after the system recovery was finished and I tried again to boot from the new hard disk, it again said "Operating system not found". How can I get it so I can run Win98SE from the new hard disk?
  5. There's no reason why this hard drive couldn't be used in Windows 98 SE, is there? http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4898004