|Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 9:50 am: |
My new computer just came to me on Friday... I think I must be electronically cursed!! I have messed up the mouse in this new one.... Go figure!!
Here's the string of events...
I have my old files backed up onto an external Zip drive. For some reason, the new computer keeps telling me that the drive is not ready. I do not have software for the Zip drive but I figured I could download them later. My Internet software was on the Zip so I hooked up my old computer to the new kepyboard & mouse and tried to zip the Internet file so I could copy it to a floppy. The file was still too large so I went to a friend's house & had him burn the Internet software on a CD.
I hooked the new keyboard & mouse back up to the new computer. When the new computer went into Win98, I got an error message that there was no mouse. I clicked on continue to load Windows & the mouse & keyboard would not respond. So I shut down & hooked up my old keyboard & my old serial port mouse & restarted. Windows saw the serial mouse & went into install mode. I had the wrong Win98 CD in, not realizing, & I decided to skip the install. BIG mistake....It then told me I had to restart....
I can no longer boot up into Windows.. I get the error message in the black screen: "You are missing a file that Windows needs to run...regristry and/or system.ini is missing this file... Lmouse.vxd cannot be loaded. Click a key to continue...." When I click a key, the computer shuts down. I rebooted & went into safe mode. But I cannot reinstall the driver because the CD-Rom drive will not work in safe mode. I then went in & deleted both mice from the Device Manager. Didn't make any difference, I get the same message that it cannot load lmouse.vxd.
I tried reinstalling Windows 98... But I still get the same error & can only enter safe mode.
Would installing WindowsME solve this? Can I then install Win98 over Win ME?
This computer is a Pentium 4 1.6 with 256 memory.
|Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 12:58 pm: |
have a question for you..... have you tried looking for the file in a command prompt? is it there at all? lmouse.vxd is supposed to be in the c:\windows\system folder. use the startup disk to boot up. to a command prompt with cd support. use the following command in a dos prompt:
dir c:\windows\system /p
that will let you skim thru the directory (aka: folder) by pausing it for the screen, so you can look at it. if it isn't there, then you copy from another machine, off the cd to the system files by typing this:
copy a:lmouse.vxd c:\windows\system
where a: would represent your drive letter.
as far as the registry. you can boot up. the same way, and type: scanreg. if scanreg doesn't work, then use the following command to get it to work: c:windows\command\scanreg, which will do a scan of the registry, and if nothing wrong is found, a list will popup. the last known good registry can be loaded from there.
if the system.ini file is missing, you can rebuild it, if it's not in the recycle bin. to check if it's there in the recycle bin, type: dir recycled.
if not, then you can copy or make a generic system.ini. however, it will not have all your previous entrys. i hope some of this helped, and didn't confuse you. if you need further help, you can get ahold of me.