submix8c, on 12 January 2012 - 09:11 AM, said:
You called it a "Startup Disk". This is commonly called an "Emergency Startup Disk" or "Emergency Boot Disk", usually created after Windows is installed (a tab found in Add/Remove Programs). "Red Floppy"? Is this supplied by the OEM or did someone else (you maybe) make it? Does it have a "printed label" or something?
The disk I directed you to is an exact duplicate of one that you can make with the stated method.
Yes, it MIGHT reload, but AFAICR, it does allow to exit Setup. However, it will not expand the EBD.CAB file into a RamDrive so you won't have access to the "utilities" inside it. That's why everyone should have the standard EBD (or a custom-made one if you know what you're doing).
edit - BTW, mark your other topic "Solved" in the Title and update the first post in it to say "bad floppy disk", ok?
I apologize for not stating this before. It's just a generic, transparent red floppy. No label.
I do have the standard EBD (it will "boot" from it), but then it says "General Failure reading drive A".
I extracted shell32.dll from the win98_41.cab on the Windows 98 Second Edition CD, and now when I try to boot, I get an error stating that it might be corrupt. The command was:
C:\EXTRACT E:\WIN98\WIN98_41.CAB SHELL32 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
I was hoping to rectify the issue by reinstalling the operating system (without losing everything), but I can only boot in Command Prompt or the CD, so I do not know if this is possible.
This post has been edited by UltimateSilence: 12 January 2012 - 02:07 PM