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Help! I can't boot up win98

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Posted on Friday, January 3, 2003 - 4:41 am:   

I recently installed a comp game on my system. When it was installing, errors were displayed saying c: write error or something along those lines. I thought nothing of it at the time, but the next day when I was about to start playing the game the game froze. I rebooted the comp and an error came up saying "while initalizing device VKD: windows protection error. You need to restart your computer
Press any key to continue....
An internal stack overflow has caused this session to be halted. Change the stacks setting in your config.sys, and then try again." Well, I changed the stacks setting to 9,256 in the config.sys file and it still comes up with the same message. I tried to reboot in windows safe mode and I still couldn't get into windows. I then tried to change the boot sequence so cdrom was first so I could just reinstall windows but, it didn't work. For some reason it just stops when it hits a part saying copying files needed for setup. Also on the config.sys file there are some REMed statements saying "The following line has been remarked out because it is not needed for Windows98. If the CD Rom Drive is needed when booting up to "command prompt only" the rem and space can be removed from the begging of the line" the line is: device=c:\realmode\dvs.sys /D:MSCD000
there is another line before it saying
device=c:\cdpro\vide-cdd.sys /D:mscD001
I tried REMing both seperately and individually and it still wouldn't work. I have no idea what the problem may be or what to do, please give me some help.
v (Vera)
Posted on Friday, January 3, 2003 - 7:14 am:   

Hi Brian

Check this link

Also check in BIOS for "virus warning" (or similar). Make sure it is "disabled" when doing a Windows install. It can cause the setup to hang. You can re-enable it after installation is complete.

Hope this helps
Dale Anderson
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003 - 10:08 am:   

Help!!!! I am able to boot up Windows 95, but am not able to boot up Windows 98. At boot, it says missing operation system. I ran FDISK, Re partitioned, and formatted. I have also tried Sys C:. Also tried FDISK/MBR. Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Dale
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 2:45 pm:   

if you have reformatted your c: drive then it might actually be the disk? jsut a suggestion

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