This (luckily) has nothing to do with the registry. It's a socalled 'external' DOS-command, i.e. a program that's supposed to be in c:\windows\command in Windows 98. And, if you're not in that directory, it should be included in the path (and if you boot from a boot diskette, that's not likely to be so). All very regular very old DOS-stuff. Try:
If that doesn't work (because the program isn't there), just get the attrib.exe from the Windows 98 CD or the boot diskette or any other Windows 98 system. Whatever is the easiest for you.
I trust that you know what you're doing with the registry files. It's easy to mess it up. Can't you use scanreg /restore, or is a reliable backup too old?
Hope this helps.
attrib command not working; registry corrupt
can someone help me please....
i'm unable to use the DOS attrib command on a w98 dell pc. i have used this command successfully before on other PCs. the registry is suspected to be corrupt.
used w98 boot disk and
in order to see system.dat & user.dat so i can rename and use the .bak i have to unhide and show all system files, so the command is:
c:\windows>attrib *.* -h -s
i get: bad command or not found
no matter how i say it or what folder i'm in, i get the same thing.