General FailureGeneral Failure
Just an example of what might
be going wrong. This is usually an indication of a faulty Drive or Disk. Was ther more to the message or was that it? Usually there's more
message text. Was there?
Just "booting" from it isn't good enough. It has to actually work
without failure. Are you sure
that floppy disk is good
? Are you sure
that the floppy drive is fully functional? Is the BIOS set to an incorrectly defined size? Did you get one from BootdiskDOTcom and try it (on a known good
you can get the aforementioned "unofficial fix" and put just
the module onto a separate floppy providing
you can boot from a known good
you should copy it (after "swapping" the Disks) into Windows\System. Your first mistake was running "sfc" without having first "updated" Default.sfc (more info here
and how-to here
). When running it under Windows, you have the opportunity to check the versions of the Original Install versus what's on the HDD (i.e. "Fixes"). Did you indiscriminately let it "replace" files with originals?
One thing at a time - confirm
that the Drive is good and
the Disk is good, otherwise we're spinning our wheels.
As far as "reinstalling", it may or may not work - renaming "win.com" in the Window folder and then running "WIN98\SETUP" from the CD... YMMV - sometimes it works, sometimes you just get hosed.
Edited by submix8c, 12 January 2012 - 02:54 PM.