These apparently are files needed to boot windows, and they should be in the windows\system folder. Try to copy copy them to that location from another Windows 98 system (booting into MS-DOS, using diskette for file transfer and copy commands).
Or extract them from the Windows 98 CD (I hope your friend still does have it). See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;129605 and note you can download a bootdisk from www.bootdisk.com if your friend doesn't have it any more.
Other possibilities to escape from this mess (it's rather stupid to manually delete critically Windows 98 files, isn't it) are:
1. From the bootdisk, reinstall Windows 98 over the of the existing installation.
2. Use a full XP Cd, not an upgrade version. Then you certainlywon't need 98 up and running to install.
3. Try if the upgrade CD will work without these two dll's.
It's far from sure that these two files missing are the only ones. Using one of the three alternatives might really be necessary.
Hope this helps.
Once again I'm stumped trying to help someone getting WIN98SE up and running and I'm stumped. When you try and start the machine the first error is that MSVCP60.DLL is missing or can't be found. If you click okay it goes to problem #2 MSVCRT.DLL is missing or can't be found. click okay brings up the last error message explorer can't be started must reboot and then the vicious circle starts. The computer hangs up and nothing happens so you have to reboot and the same thing happens again & again. Anyone got a suggestion for dumb old me??? How do I reinstall those 2 files.
He's never backed up hid machine - "why backup it's just a waste of time" maybe now he'll see a reason to backup the data now, even if it's only My Documents. In most cases that's where the most important files live or at lesat should live. Sure could ue some help. He's trying to upgrade to XP Home but until we can get it to boot to Win98 we can upgrade. In a nutshell, I need to find out how to replace those 2 pograms so the system will give us a clean boot into WIN98SE then the upgrade should XP should be a piece of cake - yeah right!!!!!! I thought the upgrade would be simple, I've done several dozen of them without trouble just be following the /checkupdateonly before hand and do what it says regarding updating drivers for this program and completely uninstall the the other. you do that and the upgrade goes through without problems. I think this problem was do to shared files and do you want to delete all - there could be other programs using those files cause that's what he did, he erased all the files and then all the problems started up and it hasn't booted since and of course he had tried it again before calling me and then I could have told him about last known good configuration and we probably wouldn't any problems. Thanks in advance, Jimd